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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Maritime Security

pirates are ‘thriving’ – IMB sees 14% increase in attacks

The IMB reports on a sharp increase in the number or piracy attacks. The BBC tells us: The increase is in large part because of a jump in incidents

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Development Driller III (aka DD3) – ship model of the week

Maybe it’s just because we have fans aboard the DD1,2&3 but more likely just because this is an amazing model. It shows the Global SantaFe’s

October 16, 2007
Total Views: 117


Shipping Container – A Flickr Slideshow

Photo By threshold CLICK HERE for a slideshow of the most interesting Shipping Container photos on the

October 16, 2007
Total Views: 3

Monday, October 15, 2007

Breaking the Heart – S/S Norway

Today is Blog Action Day and the topic of discussion throughout the blogoshpere is the environment. There are many issues and environmental news stories worth

October 15, 2007
Total Views: 32

Sunday, October 14, 2007

New About Page

We have just put the finishing touches on our new About and Contact pages. Take a look: About gCaptain Contact

October 14, 2007
Total Views: 2

Saturday, October 13, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Pasha Bulker Incident Report – Nearly Unbelievable

Photo By suburbanbloke In a post unusually harsh for gCaptain standards I asked some tough questions about actions taken by the captain of the doomed ship,

October 13, 2007
Total Views: 4941

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

hospital ship comfort returns from humanitarian voyage

Back in June we brought you the departure of one of our favorite ships, the USNS Comfort hospital ship. You can read that article including ship details HERE.

October 13, 2007
Total Views: 10

Monday, October 8, 2007

righting of the m/v republica di genoa

Righting of the M/V Republica di

October 8, 2007
Total Views: 22

Sunday, October 7, 2007

What 40,000 pounds of cocaine looks like

October 7, 2007
Total Views: 126

Thursday, October 4, 2007

iPhone winner announcement

We have a winner of our Discover Maritime News iPhone contest. Congratulations go to Kiran, known to gCaptain as BoatsRule. Kiran is a Software Engineer in the

October 4, 2007
Total Views: 2

Monday, October 1, 2007

ship graveyards – ghost ships at rest

Today Fred Fry linked to an interesting post containing photos, video and the stories behind some of the world’s largest iron graveyards. One of the more

October 1, 2007
Total Views: 97

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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Air Cavity System

Marine experts in Denmark are testing a new device they call the Air Cavity System. Which has the potential to save up to 15% of fuel consumption by reducing

September 30, 2007
Total Views: 46

Thursday, September 27, 2007

iPhone contest ends Sunday

Tomorrow (Friday) Sunday will be the end of our Maritime News & Links Discoverer iPhone contest. Voting will close at midnight EST and gCaptain editors

September 27, 2007
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

fatalities aboard north sea workboat

Shipping Times tells us of a tragic incident in the North Sea; he Viking Islay, a 53 metre emergency response and rescue vessel, was supporting the Ensco 92

September 26, 2007
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sighting of the Week – Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel

Our friends at Panbo, The Marine Electronics Blog clued us in on this rare San Francisco Bay sighting today; the WAM-V also known as the spider boat. The

September 25, 2007
Total Views: 30

Monday, September 24, 2007

Knock Nevis – Video Of The World’s Largest Ship

Photo slideshow of the world’s largest ship ever built the (now) FSO Knock Nevis. A graphical

September 24, 2007
Total Views: 1390


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Monday, September 24, 2007

reader map

In preparation for our announcement of 200,000 page views since launching gCaptain this May I wanted to share some of our user information with you. Of course

September 24, 2007
Total Views: 1

Sunday, September 23, 2007
Maritime Security

piracy at sea – seajacking and phantom ships

In this modern age with AIS tracking and global satellite coverage you may ask how a pirate can get away with stealing an entire ship. Occasionally referred to

September 23, 2007
Total Views: 20

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Elly Maersk: The last in a class of world record holders is launched

The picture above, by Ship Spotter Frederik, is of the Elly Maersk. Along with her sister ships the Emma, Evelyn, Eleonora, Estelle and Ebba Maersk she is the

September 22, 2007
Total Views: 47

Friday, September 21, 2007

the shuffle goes to….

Week two of our iPhone Contest is over and we have a third place winner… wb6nah! Congrats, and remember the contest ends this week. With our top story only

September 21, 2007
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

iPhone Integration on the Bridge

Our contest is only half way completed so you have plenty of time to enter and win one of many great prizes. CLICK HERE TO WIN THIS

September 19, 2007
Total Views: 4



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