Monday, October 31, 2011

A gCaptain Halloween – Navy Ships in Razzle Dazzle

Some of you may remember a cartoon which appeared during World War I, a drawing showing an inquisitive stranger talking with the gateman at a railway crossing. The gate was...

October 31, 2011
Total Views: 92

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blog Action Day Announces 2010 Theme

Every October 15th, the blogosphere combines forces and participates in what’s called Blog Action Day.  The premise being to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion about one issue that...

September 28, 2010
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Portfire 40 Launches! Who would you nominate?

The Portfire 40, a new shipping industry list of the most influential and alternative thinkers and thought provokers, is in the works.  An open and growing list, based on submitted...

September 5, 2010
Total Views: 2

Thursday, July 8, 2010

gCaptain Forums are Back up and Running!

Dear gCaptain Forum Members, The gCaptain Forums are back up and running.  It appears that a on or around June 29th, an unexpected surge of traffic to caused a...

July 8, 2010
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Best Blogs For Boaters

Too early to start thinking about the boating season? Well gCaptain does have loyal readers in Argentina, Australia and South Africa but, yes, it is entirely too early and gCaptain...

January 13, 2010
Total Views: 14

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Action Day – Maritime Shipping and Climate Change

For those of you that try to keep up with events in the blogosphere, you may know that today is Blog Action Day 2009.  For those of you that don’t,...

October 15, 2009
Total Views: 23

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Wireless Developments Circa 1917

Bearings, “A Geographer’s Blog” from Berkley, has a new series on Radio’s Rise During World War I. The series includes the history of undersea cables and the ships that pioneered...

June 2, 2009
Total Views: 3

Thursday, May 28, 2009

USCG Launches The Coast Guard Compass

Continuing its push to social media and web 2.o, the USCG has just launched a new blog to accompany their already impressive arsenal of online outlets, The Coast Guard Compass. ...

May 28, 2009
Total Views: 16

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Welcome Aboard! USCG Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach Launches New Blog

The United States Coast Guard continues its push to Web 2.o as a means of sharing information with the general public with the launch of a new blog: Coast Guard...

April 2, 2009
Total Views: 93

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Google Toolbar Buttons – Maritime Edition

Introducing gCaptain’s Google Toolbar buttons. How do you get them? Click on one of the images then… if you already have Google’s Toolbar installed then a small anchor button will...

March 26, 2009
Total Views: 3

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Best Maritime Blogs of 2009 That You (Maybe) Aren’t Reading

Photo by David Hobby We estimate that the Maritime Industry is 3-5 years behind better knowing communities in the adoption of social media and the sharing of thoughts and ideas...

February 26, 2009
Total Views: 49

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

YOUblog – Step Up To The Maritime Mic

Have a great idea you’d like to share with the industry? Ever think to yourself , “I could do a better job than these gCaptain guys“? Now is your chance...

February 24, 2009
Total Views: 3

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ugly Ships – A New Blog Featuring Rust Buckets And “Modern” Paint Jobs

The above photo of the Norwegian Gem was from our failed attempt at an Ugly Ship category on gCaptain. The idea was good but our regular readers didn’t care to...

December 4, 2008
Total Views: 23

Friday, September 12, 2008

Blogging in the Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine

Maritime Reporter has a featured article in their upcoming edition titled “Blogging New Technology” that describes how the US Navy is harnessing the power of ‘Web 2.0’ to improve communication...

September 12, 2008
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

CG Looking To Restrict Blog Comments

Our friends at the Unofficial Coast Guard Blog and the Coast Guard Report break this story on the USCG’s plans to restrict the blogging activities of those who serve. They...

April 30, 2008
Total Views: 3

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Evolution Of Security – A Blog By TSA

In an unusual turn of events the TSA (United States’ Transportation Security Agency) has launched a blog! While the review on NPR‘s show “On The Media” was positive, with the...

February 16, 2008
Total Views: 1

Friday, December 14, 2007

Cosco Busan Taking Departure – San Francisco

SF’ist blog has sent us this breaking news item: The Cosco Busan is now departing shipyard in San Francisco. UPDATES: Our friends at Jakota and BoatingSF have cleaned up the...

December 14, 2007
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Darwin Award Close Call of the Week – Video Youtube commentary; While sailing on San Francisco Bay we had a close encounter with a container ship. The container ship honked at the other sailboat. We had space to...

November 20, 2007
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Lastest Ship Technology Beneath The Waterline – Photos

Pieter Rijkaart, Holland America Line’s director of newbuilds, just provided this image of Eurodam’s recently installed Azipods. Eurodam News, the official Holland America blog documenting the building of the cruise...

October 24, 2007
Total Views: 56

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ship Of The Day – M/V Harad

After a short break our morning smiles can return with a continuation of the Ship Of The Day blog. For those just joining our audience the blog showcases the most...

October 17, 2007
Total Views: 7