Friday, December 31, 2010
Color Blind Test

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 us in...

December 31, 2010
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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 can do anything...

November 17, 2010
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

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 adversity, has launched...

November 4, 2010
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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 has been modified...

November 2, 2010
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Friday, October 1, 2010

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 we’re finally...

October 1, 2010
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

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 Manager. Not impressed by this...

September 9, 2010
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

“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 2010” award. The award was presented today to Stig...

September 8, 2010
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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 Magdeburge Canal Bridge...

July 14, 2010
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Sunday, July 11, 2010

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, via 1. Shelter...

July 11, 2010
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Saturday, June 5, 2010

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 decade. From excel...

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 efforts. Bill Pennella, Crowley vice...

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 titled...

May 5, 2010
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Apple Conceals Shipping Records for iPad

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

February 24, 2010
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Clipper Adventurer – Video From An Antarctic Adventure

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

November 17, 2009
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Millionaire Held “Hostage” Aboard Yacht

Embedded video from <a href=”” mce_href=””>CNN Video</a> Well I can’t say I feel bad for this guy.  Check out this interesting story from CNN explaining why this multi-millionaire is living...

September 18, 2009
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Thursday, July 30, 2009
maritime security

Earn Your Keep with Wired Magazine’s “Cutthroat Capitalism” – The Game

Wired Magazine has released a fun online game based on a recent article titled “Cutthroat Capitalism” which explores piracy off the coast of Somalia from a business standpoint.  You can...

July 30, 2009
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bizarre Marketing – LG’s Unusual Launch of New Eco-Friendly Fridge

LG, the global manufacturer of electronic products and home appliances, has converted a 70-meter long push barge into a large, floating advertisement for the launch of their new eco-friendly refrigerator. ...

June 30, 2009
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

World’s Largest Yacht Launched in Germany – Time Lapse Video

Costing over $100 million more than a Swedish Gotland SSK submarine, nearly as much as an Indian Vikrant class Aircraft carrier  and just a touch more than an 689-foot ship American Lewis and...

June 17, 2009
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Lifesaving Incidents

Failed Trans-Atlantic Rowing Attempt Costs U.S. Tax Payers

From The Boston Globe: French oarsman Charlie Girard failed for a third time yesterday in his quixotic quest to row to France from Cape Cod. And US taxpayers are $80,000...

June 2, 2009
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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Shipping Container Dormitory

Keetwonen, 1000 shipping containers from China modified into student housing in Amsterdam, is the largest shipping container housing development in the world.  It has been praised for its innovation, cost...

May 2, 2009
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