Friday, November 29, 2019
Nautical Christmas Gift Box

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Santa’s not the only one making lists and checking them twice this time of year. We know plenty of you out there in the are compiling wishlists in your tally...

November 29, 2019
Total Views: 60

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Are Merchant Mariners Veterans?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) I have a confession to make…. I don’t want to post this video. I don’t want to share a video of me crying with hundreds...

November 12, 2019
Total Views: 646

Friday, November 1, 2019
Trade War Book by Lori Ann LaRocco

Trade War: Containers Don’t Lie, A New Book By Lori Ann LaRocco

Today the decorum of trade negotiations has been replaced with a trade war reality show leaving the world as a whipsawed spectator. For the first time in history, the curtain...

November 1, 2019
Total Views: 4

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Matt Heider is CEO of Nautilus Labs

Nautilus Labs Interview – How Does A Small Maritime Startup Raise $11M?

This week we had the pleasure to interview Matt Heider, CEO of the fast growing startup Nautilus Labs.   Nautilus is building artificial intelligence to advance the efficiency of ocean commerce....

October 31, 2019
Total Views: 80

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
ship navigation bridge

A Fresh Look At Bridge Resource Management

Shortly after graduating SUNY Maritime College in 2000 I was required to enroll in a Bridge Resource Management before I could sail on my new US Coast Guard Third Officers...

October 22, 2019
Total Views: 267

Monday, September 16, 2019
SeaAhead Boston

Sea Ahead Interview – Have Maritime Startups Finally Reached A Tipping Point?

I recently wrote a Boston Globe cover story about the maritime startup ecosystem and had the opportunity to sit down and talk with, Mark Huang, Managing Director of Sea-Ahead, a public benefit corporation...

September 16, 2019
Total Views: 26

Friday, September 13, 2019

NY Maritime College Grieves Over Loss Of A Loved Shipmate

The New York Maritime College community is grieving over the loss of Captain Philip Thomas and his three children who were all lost at sea when the storm surge from...

September 13, 2019
Total Views: 155

Sunday, August 18, 2019

VIDEO: Hydrofoil Containerships Are Now A Thing (maybe)

Boundary Layer Technologies is a new startup that wants to build small, fast hydrofoil cargo ships to compete with airplanes in the transport of high value, time-critical cargo. They are...

August 18, 2019
Total Views: 858

Friday, August 2, 2019
Helicopter Landing On icebergs

Icebreaker Salvages Lost Recordings Of Beluga whales

by Matthew Green (Reuters) – A year-long recording of the songs of Beluga whales has been salvaged from the Arctic after the crew of a Swedish icebreaker chanced upon a...

August 2, 2019
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
400-year-old shipwreck discovered in baltic

500-Year-Old Shipwreck Discovered in Baltic Sea Looks ‘Like it Sank Yesterday’

An international team of scientists have announced the discovery of the remains of a 500-year-old ship that remains pristinely intact in the cold, dark depths of the Baltic Sea.  Scientists say...

July 23, 2019
Total Views: 33

Monday, July 22, 2019
Vinik Marine Tugboat Dorothy Elizabeth

Vinik Marine: Interview With A Different Kind Of Maritime Startup

by John Konrad (gCaptain) gCaptain believes the future of our industry will be shaped by startups… but few realize that important new maritime startups come in all shapes and sizes...

July 22, 2019
Total Views: 133

Monday, July 1, 2019

When, Where, And How Technology Will Disrupt Shipping

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) According to the World Bank, no other industry has pulled more people out of poverty worldwide. And if the world’s ships – responsible for moving...

July 1, 2019
Total Views: 2

Thursday, June 27, 2019
supreme court of the United States

Analysis: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Against Awarding Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claims

Reese B. Mitchell – On June 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court ruled mariners’ unseaworthiness claims are ineligible for punitive damages. The Dutra Grp. v. Batterton, No. 18-266, 2019 WL...

June 27, 2019
Total Views: 9


Hong Kong Joins The Maritime Startup Revolution

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week we asked the gCaptain community Are Maritime Startups Ready To Accelerate Change? and shared a handful of new organizations that are helping to drag...

June 27, 2019
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Long Island Sound

Carr: Searching the Bottom of Long Island Sound

By Michael Carr – We were searching the bottom of Long Island Sound between Old Saybrook CT and Plum Island Long Island, for a 36 ft. powerboat. The boat sank...

June 26, 2019
Total Views: 23

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Falls of Clyde sailing ship

Captain George Livingstone: Falling Stars

By Captain George Livingstone – Everyone at gCaptain loves a good sea story, good, bad or ugly. Here’s one for the history books. On a cold December in 1878, halfway...

June 25, 2019
Total Views: 7

Monday, June 17, 2019
log cabin

Carr: Building a Log Cabin While Underway

By Michael Carr – Building a log cabin while underway is not easy. But I persisted and built one, many times over. Each time I began constructing the cabin it...

June 17, 2019
Total Views: 0

Friday, June 14, 2019

Video Shows Frantic Moments Before Historic Schooner’s Collision with Containership

Some new video today from on board the Elbe No. 5 shows the moments just prior to the historic schooner’s collision with a containership on the Elbe River near Hamburg...

June 14, 2019
Total Views: 168


Watch: Crazy Dude Brings Boat Between Ship and Pier During Docking

Now I’m not sure what this guy’s business was for being there, but to quote the great 1994 class Dumb and Dumber, “talk about being in the wrong place at...

June 14, 2019
Total Views: 16

Thursday, June 13, 2019
startup whiteboard

Are Maritime Startups Ready To Accelerate Change?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Next week Marine Money is launching a maritime startup accelerator program in New York City. But what is an accelerator, and why is this announcement...

June 13, 2019
Total Views: 26