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 the port when the captain decided to sound the ship's massive horns salute the Rebel Alliance. The 395.5 meter long ship is the third vessel in Mediterranean Shipping Company's ‘Oscar class’, behind MSC Oscar and … [Read more...]

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 than 12 million visits, 33 million page views, and welcoming visitors from just about every country in the world. Of course our job is easy when things are happening as quickly as they are around our industry. So without … [Read more...]

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 in the presence of such an unpredictable and violent force as an free falling anchor chain. Luckily the shrapnel produced by the eventual … [Read more...]