Monday, May 21, 2018
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This Might Be The Best Maritime Commercial Ever [VIDEO]

This VLinc video, produced by gCaptain’s own Mario Vittone, might be the best maritime commercial ever but it’s certainly the most true. We also consider Mario’s new series of Safety...

May 21, 2018
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Evergreen

WATCH World’s Loudest Ship Horn Blast Star Wars Theme Song – VIDEO

One year ago today the 19,224 TEU MV MSC Zoe, one of the world’s biggest containerships, was docking at the Port of Hamburg for its christening and maiden call at...

August 17, 2016
Total Views: 110

Thursday, December 31, 2015
Interesting

Top Maritime Stories of 2015 – gCaptain’s Picks

We saw some big stories in the maritime and offshore industries in 2015. Here at gCaptain, we set a new annual record for visitor traffic as we racked up more...

December 31, 2015
Total Views: 30

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Interesting

Intense Video: Tanker Misses Collision with Stalled Boat by Mere Feet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsh5pgJCup8 This is a fabulous example of the dangers inexperienced boaters inadvertently putting themselves in harms way around larger vessels. No one is pointing fingers for the pleasure cruiser stalling...

December 9, 2015
Total Views: 22

Monday, November 23, 2015
Interesting

WATCH: Runaway Anchor Chain Causes Chaos and Fire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-XlbUDPt7A A very chaotic situation indeed as this anchor chain control malfunctioned and dropped unconstricted. Most surprisingly, deckhands can be seen scurrying about in the video risking life and limb...

November 23, 2015
Total Views: 13

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Interesting

A Current Look At and Inside the Dismantled Costa Concordia

The effort to dismantle the ill-fated Costa Concordia continues in Genoa, Italy with approximately 200 technicians now working to cut up and remove all fittings and structures from the vessel. According to...

November 11, 2015
Total Views: 1379

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Interesting

Incredible Footage: Heavy Weather Tow Of Russian Aircraft Carrier in Bay of Biscay

February 2012: New footage of the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov towed by the tug Nikolay Chiker after the aircraft carrier lost propulsion in the Bay of Biscay.

November 10, 2015
Total Views: 93

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Interesting

Scary Video Shows Self-Propelled Barge Flip Over in Just Seconds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkiPQy8ZR9M This video was just uploaded to LiveLeak and purportedly happened on a river in China. Unfortunately we have no confirmed details on this incident at this time, but Chinese...

October 24, 2015
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Interesting

An Alcatraz Ferry Captured THE BEST Video of that Great White Shark Attack in San Francisco Bay

For those of you hiding under a rock this week, a video has been making the rounds on the internet showing a great white shark attacking a seal right off...

October 14, 2015
Total Views: 200

Thursday, October 8, 2015
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We Won’t Learn Anything: What Sank El Faro and What Didn’t

On Wednesday night, the final rescue crews on the El Faro mission called in, “We are returning to base – negative results,” and left the search area. The hearts of family and friends...

October 8, 2015
Total Views: 50

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Interesting

Dutch Freighter ‘Flinterstar’ Sinks After Collision With LNG Carrier – PHOTOS

  Update: Salvage Underway for Wrecked MV Flinterstar Off Belgium A Dutch freighter has sank after colliding nearly head on with the Marshall Islands-flagged LNG carrier Al-Oraiq in the North Sea...

October 6, 2015
Total Views: 1014

Monday, October 5, 2015
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The 32 Others and Those Looking for Them: Harsh Realities on El Faro Search

When the U.S. Coast Guard found, and then left, a body believed to be from the the lost SS El Faro, many may have been confused. Leaving the body means almost...

October 5, 2015
Total Views: 9

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Interesting

American Cargo Ship ‘El Faro’ Missing in Hurricane Joaquin Near the Bahamas

Update (Monday, Oct. 5, 2015) – The U.S. Coast Guard has concluded that the American cargo El Faro likely sank in Hurricane Joaquin. A search for its 33 crewmembers continues Monday....

October 3, 2015
Total Views: 55

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Interesting

On-board Footage Shows Speedboat Hit Marker Buoy at 150 MPH

These guys are seriously lucky to be alive after this. The footage was filmed last week as powerboat racer Stuart Hayim was attempting to set a speed record around Long...

September 8, 2015
Total Views: 34

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Interesting

A Concrete Sample Was Pulled from the New Panama Canal Locks and It Does Not Look Good

  A core sample pulled from the concrete of the Cocoli Locks where cracks and leaks have appeared does not bode well for the Panama Canal expansion project, which is...

August 27, 2015
Total Views: 86

Sunday, August 23, 2015
Interesting

A Big Crack Threatens the Panama Canal Expansion – VIDEO

Monday Update: Panama Canal Authority Says New Locks Timeline Not Impacted by Crack A crack has formed in the concrete of one of the new locks of the expanded Panama...

August 23, 2015
Total Views: 16

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Interesting

WATCH: Tanker Maneuvering Into Port in Perfect Aerial Time-Lapse

Check out this perfect aerial time-lapse of UK-flagged tanker Galway Fisher entering the Port of Galway, located on the central west coast of Ireland in Galway City. The port is...

August 18, 2015
Total Views: 84

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Interesting

Hilarious Anti-Drinking While Boating PSA is a Home Run

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qHdPhkSSNQ This video is so perfect. It was created for AV-OG-TIL, a Norwegian NGO working to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol. The aim is to raise awareness around the...

June 23, 2015
Total Views: 9

Monday, June 8, 2015
Interesting

Video: How Not to Disembark a Ferry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3ymteBNTmc Early exit nearly proves fatal for this guy. Scary stuff. 

June 8, 2015
Total Views: 2

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Interesting

WATCH: Mega Yacht Lift Goes Horribly Wrong

The video below was just posted to facebook by the Panama-based website Mi Diario and shows a heavy lift project going horribly wrong. You can watch the video below: The ship appears...

May 24, 2015
Total Views: 81