Monday, September 21, 2020
Photo Of USMMA Midshipman With Class Ring
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It’s Time For Kings Point To Step Up To The Plate

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point (KP), New York is our nation’s only service academy dedicated to an industry but, because...

September 21, 2020
Total Views: 418

Sunday, September 20, 2020
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WATCH: Marine Finance And The Power Of Dumb Questions

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In our article “THIS IS NOT A DRILL”  we sounded the alarm on the failure of the US Merchant Marine. We followed that article with...

September 20, 2020
Total Views: 72

Friday, September 18, 2020
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Why Is ‘Big Data’ Important To Shipping?

In this podcast episode, Matt Morgan sits down with David Hirschman of the Blue Economy Podcast to discuss maritime market intelligence. How are data analytics shaping the future of global...

September 18, 2020
Total Views: 37

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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Watch: gCaptain’s Impassioned Call For Change

It’s time, to be honest. gCaptain is overwhelmed and the industry is breaking. (Note: This is part one of a two part video. Click here to watch PART2) And here’s...

September 15, 2020
Total Views: 129

Friday, September 4, 2020
Inland Waterway Barge ZULU 2
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Why We Need To Rethink Inland Waterways

Op-Ed by Antoon Van Coillie (Blueline Logistics) A tsunami is gathering pace that  will overwhelm the inland waterway transport industry in Europe over the next 10 to 15 years, and will...

September 4, 2020
Total Views: 106

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
FDNY Fire Chief Hugh Halligan
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THIS IS NOT A DRILL – A Long Story About A Short Meeting To Save US Shipping

EDITORIAL NOTE: Elements of this story have been fictionalized for brevity. OP-ED By John Konrad (gCaptain) Those five words have special meaning. They motivate like no other. They ring for...

September 2, 2020
Total Views: 112

Monday, July 20, 2020
SAILOR 2000 GMDSS console
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Watch The Resurgence Of Amateur Radio – A Silver Lining Of COVID-19

Today’s Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) regulations requires that every ship carry old-school HF radiotelephone and radiotelex equipment but, traditional radio is rarely used aboard ship. The problem...

July 20, 2020
Total Views: 198

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Capt Jason Tama USCG
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Port Of New York Takes Lead In Official USCG Response To BLM

Two days ago gCaptain reported on the industry’s lack of response to the Black Lives Matter movement and the fact that, while the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command have...

June 18, 2020
Total Views: 106

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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Organization Of Black Maritime Graduates Endorses BLM Movement

While a handful of American maritime stakeholders, including Longshoreman unions and Military Sealift Command, took early and definitive action in support of black sailors, the majority of the industry has...

June 16, 2020
Total Views: 54

Saturday, June 6, 2020
Captain Roy Love
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OPED: A Captain’s Experience Concerning Race And Colorism

  The Dichotomy Of Choosing To Be Black Or Brown In America, A Dialog On One Captain’s Personal Experience Concerning Race And Colorism. by Captain Roy Love, USN (OP-ED) “What is...

June 6, 2020
Total Views: 143

Friday, May 15, 2020
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ShipTalk Podcast: Interview With gCaptain Founder

In this week’s episode of ShipTalk, Captain VS Parani, author of the book Golden Stripes,  speaks with Captain John Konrad, founder of gCaptain. and author of the Deepwater Horizon: The Untold...

May 15, 2020
Total Views: 9

Thursday, May 14, 2020
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VIDEO: How Offshore Oil Rigs Work

  Without a doubt, the highest quality, most interesting, maritime and offshore videos of today are produced by Wendover Productions. Seriously, Go subscribe to their channel now and hit that...

May 14, 2020
Total Views: 131

Friday, April 24, 2020
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What The Sea Has Taught Me About COVID-19

Today the New York Times published a featured article about my friend John Ramey and the people we know who “predicted” COVID19 titled “I Used to Make Fun of Silicon...

April 24, 2020
Total Views: 33

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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OPED – Do Maritime Incidents Need More Press Hype?

OpEd (gCaptain) Today the shipping industry has access to many channels of low-cost information as websites like gCaptain, Splash 24/7, and Maritime Executive continue to evolve as the global exchange...

March 25, 2020
Total Views: 16

Thursday, March 19, 2020
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VIDEO: THANK YOU To The Unseen Maritime Professionals On The Front Lines Of COVID-19

While gCaptain joins the majority of people working from home, Coast Guard, Navy, Tugboaters, Seafarers, facilities engineers, ferry captains, and millions of maritime professionals are at work on the front lines of this pandemic.

March 19, 2020
Total Views: 16

Friday, March 6, 2020
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Watch the Trailer for Tom Hanks’ Latest Maritime Thriller GREYHOUND

Tom Hanks is returning to the maritime genre with his new movie GREYHOUND about a WWII convoy of ships crossing the treacherous North Atlantic to help fight the war in...

March 6, 2020
Total Views: 217

Monday, January 13, 2020
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Time-Lapse: Two Week U.S. East Coast Run in 10 Minutes

Check out this new video from Youtuber JeffHK showing an East Coast transit with calls in New York, Charleston and Savannah. According to Jeff, the time-lapse was filmed over a...

January 13, 2020
Total Views: 28

Sunday, January 12, 2020
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Sailor Slang: What does it mean to “Meet In Snug Harbor”?

Often times mariners are heard joking to each other that “They will meet up again in Snug Harbor“.  What does this mean? Well, Snug Harbor is a 83-acre park along the...

January 12, 2020
Total Views: 65

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Captain Lindsay M Price
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Tugs And Towing: Interview From The Deck

Growing up in a small mountain town in Colorado Captain Lindsay Price was never much interested in boats, but during a  7th-grade class trip, she fell in love with New...

December 31, 2019
Total Views: 203

Friday, November 29, 2019
Tsuro of the Seas - A Game of Treacherous Waters
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The Top 10 Best Nautical Inspired Board Games

This holiday season take a break from Netflix, Prime Video, and video games with some good old fashion board games. We say “old fashion” but the truth is that today’s...

November 29, 2019
Total Views: 1723