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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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gCaptain vs. a Chemical Tanker

Ok folks, gCaptain was once again in another crossing situation with a tanker this past weekend.  We seem to be pretty good at finding ourselves in these

June 29, 2011
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Friday, April 15, 2011
I’m on a Boat! – Merchant Marine version
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I’m on a Boat! – Merchant Marine version

Here’s what happens when the crew of an LNG ship gets a bit stir crazy after being out at sea for months at a time.  If you’re at work,

April 15, 2011
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Monday, January 31, 2011
“Shipping up to Boston”
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“Shipping up to Boston”

For all of you who need a jump start to break through that post-lunch food coma… here’s one you’ll recognize from the Dropkick Murphys. And

January 31, 2011
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Friday, January 28, 2011
Draw… SWORDS! CPO Cutlass Desginated An Official Uniform Item
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Draw… SWORDS! CPO Cutlass Desginated An Official Uniform Item

The US Navy announced yesterday a uniform change authorizing the Chief Petty Officer cutlass as an official (although optional) uniform item. Designed to be

January 28, 2011
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Thursday, January 13, 2011
Hallin Marine Rowing Team
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Hallin Marine, An Offshore Support Company, Sponsors Transatlantic Rowers

The six rowers of Team Hallin have set off on their transatlantic row and are on schedule to break the world record. Hallin Marine is sponsoring ‘Team

January 13, 2011
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Friday, January 7, 2011
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Dream Tanker – Painted by Kids

What happens when you let a comedian and elementary students paint a ship? No, the answer isn’t the Norwiegan Gem, it’s the Dream Tanker. Pink

January 7, 2011
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Friday, December 31, 2010
Color Blind Test
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The Cure For Color Blindness – Via Apple

This post pertains to almost none of our readers. Why? Because being color blind precludes you from working on ships (at least as a deckie). Dan Kaminsky fills

December 31, 2010
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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Knots Tying Tutorial

Looking for a good knot tying tutorial? Then Animated Knots by Grog is the place to visit. While SUNY Maritime instructor GPS is famous for saying “You

November 17, 2010
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Thursday, November 4, 2010
Offbeat

Sea-life inspired sayings commonly used today

To mark the Year of the Seafarer, the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, a UK based charity whose goals is to help seafarers in old age, illness, or

November 4, 2010
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Offbeat

Interesting, er, Sailboat of The Week – The sinking sailboat

This is not your typical boater in distress! Love love, the brain child of artist Julien Berthier, is a floating sculpture made from an actual sailboat that

November 2, 2010
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Friday, October 1, 2010
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Pirates? And a busted head gasket…

By Rob Almeida – 8 March 2006 It was quite a day out here in the Gulf of Aden, the 600-mile stretch of ocean separating Somalia and Yemen, but

October 1, 2010
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Thursday, September 9, 2010
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Advancing in Your Seagoing Career – Accelerated Development

Accelerated development? On his first day offshore, a recent graduate from a top-notch university approached a rig hand, and introduced himself as a future Rig

September 9, 2010
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Offbeat

“Skandi Aker” named ‘ship of the year’ at SMM

Aker Solutions’ new deepwater intervention vessel, Skandi Aker, has today been announced winner of the coveted international “Ship of the Year

September 8, 2010
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Offbeat

German Water Bridge – Magdeburg Canal Bridge

The Magdeburg Canal Bridge This could be the worlds strangest bridge but here at gCaptain we think it is pretty cool. Germany’s water bridge known as the

July 14, 2010
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Sunday, July 11, 2010
Offbeat

10 Things to remember if you’re shipwrecked

Here is a unofficial pick of 10 things that you should remember if you are shipwrecked. These tips come from Yan Martel’s prize-winning novelLife of Pi,

July 11, 2010
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Saturday, June 5, 2010
Offbeat

Antique Chart Overlays – Google Mashup

Ever wonder how your voyage plan would look to Gerardus Mercator, John Speed or even Captain Cook? Laying out voyage plans has gotten easier in the past

June 5, 2010
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Thursday, May 6, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Crowley matches employee donations, raises $80,000 for American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; May 6, 2010) Crowley Maritime Corporation and its employees this week donated $80,000 to the American Red Cross in support of Haiti relief

May 6, 2010
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Fire Incidents

Is BP Too Big To Fail… In The Gulf Of Mexico?

At his new home, maritime reporter Joe Keefe looks at BP as it responds to the recent incident in the Gulf Of Mexico. In the section of the article

May 5, 2010
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Offbeat

Apple Conceals Shipping Records for iPad

Captain Richard Rodriquez of the Bitter End blog points us to TUAW.com, where they have the details of how Apple has taken steps to conceal its bills of lading

February 24, 2010
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Offbeat

Clipper Adventurer – Video From An Antarctic Adventure

For those of you who have been following the site, you probably are aware that gCaptain.com has a sister site (actually more of a brother site) called

November 17, 2009
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