Saturday, May 23, 2015

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Drowning is not the violent, splashing, call for help that most people expect. In this article, Mario explains what drowning really looks like and how to recognize it when its happening.

May 23, 2015
Total Views: 4249

Monday, May 4, 2015
NASA Booster Recovery Ship
Engineering News

Ship of The Week – Space Ships – NASA’s (former) Space Rocket Booster Recovery Ship M/V Liberty Star

Photo courtesy NASA Note: This week’s interesting ships are reposted and updated from gCaptain’s archives. When one thinks of a NASA ship, it’s generally not the seagoing type that pops...

May 4, 2015
Total Views: 76

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Emma Maersk’s Wärtsilä-Sulzer Super Ship Engine – Part 2

A look "under the hood" of the World's Largest container ship ever built. The engine that powers the Emma Maersk.

July 21, 2013
Total Views: 4119

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Historic Sea Forts of England

Historic Sea Forts An armada of sea forts were built during World War II specifically designed to repel smaller aircraft flying in to attack Great Britain. Each fort consisted of...

April 6, 2013
Total Views: 124

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Shen Neng 1 oil spill

BNWAS – Can The Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System Prevent Fatigue?

On April 3rdh, 2011, bulkcarrier “Shen Neng 1” hit a coral reef off the Australian west coast. In its final report on the grounding the Australian Transport Safety Bureau put forward that...

March 21, 2012
Total Views: 176

Sunday, March 4, 2012
Padgrip Magnetic Ipad Mount

Magnetic iPad Mount – Perfect For Ship Bulkheads

gCaptain knows there are tons of die-hard iPad users on ships, however up until now you have had really only two options to mount your iPad to the wheelhouse, either 1)...

March 4, 2012
Total Views: 52

Friday, March 2, 2012
uscg ship life ring

Man Overboard – Are AIS SARTS the Best MOB Devices?

Fire, sinking, and even collisions can turn an ordinary day at sea into a flutter of activity and worry, but nothing provokes the immediate and raw emotions as the two...

March 2, 2012
Total Views: 576

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Part 1: How to Design a More Efficient Ship

Wärtsilä put together a presentation recently that evaluated a number of new technologies and design concepts aimed at cutting operating costs, while at the same time reducing ship emissions.  The technologies...

January 4, 2012
Total Views: 1077

Monday, August 22, 2011

Flash Bang – Inside The USCG’s Secret Weapon Development Center

The Office of Specialized Capabilities (CG-721) is located in Coast Guard headquarters and reports directly to the Assistant Commandant for Capability, Rear Admiral Vincent Atkins, but works with all CG departments to develop...

August 22, 2011
Total Views: 165

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Marine Air Bags? A Most Unusual Way To Launch A Ship

  To learn more about marine airbags and their use for moving and launching large ships, we reached out to Song Tao of Qingdao Evergreen Shipping Supplies Co.,Ltd. Let’s here...

August 3, 2011
Total Views: 487

Sunday, June 26, 2011
Billy Pugh Logo

gCaptain Interview with BILLY PUGH CEO Paul Liberato

In the world of gCaptain coverage we tend to favor cutting edge technology over quality products that mariners have relied on for decades. But why? The truth is, we rely on old,...

June 26, 2011
Total Views: 87

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Iridium inReach – Text Messaging From Sea!

Text messaging from sea has long been an option either via expensive internet at sea connections or via cheap (i.e. not reliable) systems like the SPOT Messenger, which do not...

June 12, 2011
Total Views: 61

Monday, May 16, 2011
Laser temp gun with coffee

Fire Gear Locker – Laser Temperature Guns

gCaptain has long been a proponent of Thermal Imagers for firefighting use and we just received a Flir First Mate thermal imaging camera for maritime SAR and Security use (we...

May 16, 2011
Total Views: 23

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Emma Maersk – The Secret Story of Building The World’s Largest Container Ship

Emma Maersk – Photo By Tidewater Muse Emma Maersk The Emma Maersk is a true modern marvel. She is the world’s largest container ship, the longest container ship currently in...

April 5, 2011
Total Views: 1377

Saturday, April 2, 2011
Green Laser

Green Lasers – Not SOLAS Approved But Can They Save Lives?

In past articles gCaptain contributor Mario Vittone has clearly illustrated the importance of flares in finding vessels in distress. And having nineteen years of combined military service in the U.S....

April 2, 2011
Total Views: 43

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Globalstar Sat Phones

A Satellite Phone Cheaper Than AT&T or Verizon?

Can you get a satellite phone cheaper than AT&T or Verizon? No but at $20 per month Globalstar is offering an unlimited airtime call plan for new customers. A plan...

March 9, 2011
Total Views: 584

Monday, January 17, 2011
USCG Technology

ECDIS – The Next Step

Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS) represent the navigational future. Used properly, they offer substantial advantages over the old paper and pencil variety, a continuous plot of the ship’s position,...

January 17, 2011
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Internet Via Cellular Antenna – Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet, Part 3

Between my house and gCaptain HQ is a dead zone that sucks the bars out of every cell phone I’ve owned. That is until a friend suggested a MobilePro Cell Phone...

January 12, 2011
Total Views: 27

Friday, January 7, 2011
ubiquiti routers bullet and nanostation loco

Wireless Internet At Sea – Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet Part 2

Part two in our series on Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet looks at long range wireless internet. Everyone is familiar with this technology, plug a Wi-Fi router into your broadband...

January 7, 2011
Total Views: 36

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Seatel Marine VSAT Antenna

Marine VSAT – Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet, 1

To start our series on Breaking Free Of Corporate Internet at sea we will first take a look at VSAT technology. The remaining posts of this series will look at...

December 28, 2010
Total Views: 29