Monday, April 12, 2021
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Video

gCaptain Weekly – Episode 1

In this first episode of gCaptain Weekly, John Konrad and Sal Mercogliano discuss some of the top maritime stories of the week:

April 12, 2021
Total Views: 2684

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Video

Watch: The Insane Logistics Of Shutting Down The Entire Cruise Industry

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of mariners were stuck at sea aboard thousands of ships worldwide. Most of those ships continued to operate throughout the crisis and...

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 6977

Monday, March 29, 2021
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Suez Canal Unblocked – Freedom for the Ever Given!

In this latest video, gCaptain founder and CEO Captain John Konrad discusses the successful refloating of the MV Ever Given to unblock the Suez Canal: Full Coverage: MV Ever Given...

March 29, 2021
Total Views: 8519

Sunday, March 28, 2021
Video

Captain Nick Sloane, The Salvage Master Who Raised The Costa Concordia, Discusses What It Will Take to Refloat The Ever Given – Interview

Billions of dollars worth of global trade is hanging in the balance as salvage efforts continue to refloat the MV Ever Given in the Suez Canal. The impact of the...

March 28, 2021
Total Views: 28994

Saturday, March 27, 2021
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Video

Watch: Who Is Responsible For The Ever Given Grounding?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Who is responsible for the Ever Given Grounding? And who will pay for the damages? This is a complicated topic considering the captain is Indian, the...

March 27, 2021
Total Views: 47335

Friday, March 26, 2021
Stranded container ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it ran aground, in Suez Canal
Accidents

Watch Part 2: A Naval Historian and Master Mariner Discuss the Ever Given Grounding in Suez

In Part 2 of their popular video series, Dr. Sal Mercogliano, Associate Professor of History at Campbell University and Adjunct Professor at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, along with...

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 5395

Thursday, March 25, 2021
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Grounding Incidents

Watch: How To Salvage A Grounded Suez Canal Mega-Ship

How long could the Suez Canal salvage operation take? Could the mega containership Ever Given capsize? Could her hull crack and spill oil like the grounded bunker Wakashio did in...

March 25, 2021
Total Views: 22728

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Accidents

VIDEO: How Does A Ship Run Aground In The Suez Canal

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Yesterday morning an ultra-large containership ran aground and blocking ship traffic in the Suez Canal. AIS data shows the MV Ever Given is stuck sideways...

March 24, 2021
Total Views: 42781

Saturday, November 21, 2020
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Interesting

US Navy Thanks Merchant Mariners On YouTube

Just days after Veterans day the US Navy released this video via YouTube and all its social media channels thanking US Merchant Mariners for their service to the nation. RELATED...

November 21, 2020
Total Views: 13531

Monday, November 2, 2020
Maritime News

Watch: Viral Video Shows Scary Moment a Lifeboat Suddenly Falls During a Drill

[Video has been removed] A video posted to the social media website TikTok shows the scary moment a lifeboat fails during a drill. We are told the incident took place...

November 2, 2020
Total Views: 1425

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Environment

U.S. Coast Guard Conducts Simulated Rescue on Offshore Wind Turbine

It’s an inevitable fact that the United States is set for a major increase in the number of wind turbines off its coast in the coming decade. This means more...

October 22, 2020
Total Views: 159

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Evergreen

Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video

In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal’s Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. After receiving the flashing amber approach light indicating that the bridge...

October 22, 2020
Total Views: 3511

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Maritime News

Dramatic Heavy Seas Rescue Off Southeastern Ireland

Three rescue boats with Royal National Lifeboat Institution came to the rescue of a cargo ship that had lost power and was in danger of hitting rocks in southeast Ireland...

October 21, 2020
Total Views: 135

Monday, October 5, 2020
Accidents

Air Force Pararescue Jumpers Respond to Medical Emergency on Fishing Vessel Off Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force, and Navy successfully medevaced a 73-year-old mariner from the 84-foot commercial fishing vessel Lady Alice 150 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii on Friday. The...

October 5, 2020
Total Views: 166

Maritime News

Incident Video: Dredge Impales Tanker at Malaysian Anchorage

Check out this wild video from over the weekend of a dredger colliding with a tanker at a Malaysian anchorage. The incident reportedly happened October 2 at the TG Beruas...

October 5, 2020
Total Views: 122

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Blog

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: 183

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Interesting

Watch: 17 Rescued as Yacht Engulfed in Flames Sinks Off Italy

The Italian Coast Guard said it rescued 17 people from a yacht before it sank off the coast of Sardinia, Italy. The incident took place Tuesday as the 155-foot vessel...

August 26, 2020
Total Views: 63

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Interesting

Massive Explosion in Beirut Port Area Rocks Lebanon’s Capital

By Samia Nakhoul and Yara Abi Nader BEIRUT, Aug 4 (Reuters) – A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the center of Beirut killed more than 25 people,...

August 4, 2020
Total Views: 238

Monday, July 27, 2020
Interesting

Large Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Mauritius

Update: Mauritius Environmental Minister: No Oil Spill from Grounded Wakashio A large bulk carrier has run aground on an Indian Ocean reef off Mauritius. The Panama-flagged MV Wakashio was underway...

July 27, 2020
Total Views: 426

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Interesting

Watch: Cruise Ship MS Monarch Arrives at Turkish Breakers

In what is a sure sign of the times amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1991-built MS Monarch has arrived at a Turkish shipbreaking yard for dismantling. With cruises around the...

July 22, 2020
Total Views: 445