Saturday, November 29, 2008

ships in heavy weather – at sea photo slideshow

We found this interesting YouTube video of ships battling heavy seas and rogue waves. These photos have been provided by Here at we would love to see your...

November 29, 2008
Total Views: 56

Monday, October 6, 2008

My ship is bigger than Russian Billionare Abramovich’s new yacht… Just Barely

The economy may not be on the upswing in my hometown of New York City but Moscow is another story. The city that’s home to the largest number of Billionaires...

October 6, 2008
Total Views: 127

Monday, September 22, 2008

Yacht Salvage – Incident Photo Of The Week

We don’t have the full details on how this yacht found its way to the beach but the photos do a great job in describing the yacht salvage operation!

September 22, 2008
Total Views: 34

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

US Navy’s M80 Stiletto Finally Sees Action

Under military testing since 2006 the US Navy’s M80 Stiletto was put into action this week. Marine Link reports: The Pentagon’s high-speed, shallow-draft “Stiletto” ship, designed and built by M...

September 17, 2008
Total Views: 150

Friday, July 18, 2008

Quiz – A Most Unusual Boat

We know that Friday is not gCaptain’s most popular day of the week so today’s nautical quiz should be an easy on. At least for those of you who follow...

July 18, 2008
Total Views: 14

Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Boater’s TV – Videos Online

While the majority of episodes are dedicated to recreational boaters, the weekly video podcast TheBoaters TV is enjoyable viewing and has the occasional story about big ships. Here’s an example...

May 10, 2008
Total Views: 2

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Sabdes 50M – Hybrid Yacht Design

This 50 meter yacht promises to be vastly cleaner and more fuel-efficient than traditional marine powerplants, and Sabdes says the 50M will have a higher cruising speed than comparably sized...

April 19, 2008
Total Views: 10

Friday, January 25, 2008

USCG Boat Rescue – Video

During a January 4 storm, two 47-foot Motor Life Boats from Station Golden Gate responded to calls and assisted four boaters in distress, towing one of the vessels to shore...

January 25, 2008
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

World’s Best Designed Lighthouses

Deputy Dog brings us “12 stunning lighthouses“. While today’s technology limits their usefulness we at gCaptain agree they are a good backup to have in case… say, the mate on...

January 2, 2008
Total Views: 4

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Maritime Podcast – Episode 02

Here’s episode 02 of Messing About In Ships, your new maritime podcast. This week’s topics include; Listener Comments Antarctic Cruise Ship Sinking Sinking of the Texas Clipper Pasha Bulker Incident...

December 13, 2007
Total Views: 3


AIS Conversation Continued – SHIP VS BOAT

Earlier this week I received a request from our friend Ben Ellison at Panbo to poll our readers on the use of AIS. He was especially concerned with the upcoming...

December 13, 2007
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

AIS-B, Automatic Information System For Boats. A Welcome Change?

We have already proclaimed our love of AIS, the technology that helps watchkeepers identify surrounding vessel traffic, but currently this technology only lets us track large ships. This is about...

December 11, 2007
Total Views: 3

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Big Announcement… gCaptain’s First Podcast

We are thrilled to announce a new endeavor from the editors of gCaptain and leadership gurus at Sea Fever Consulting… A Maritime podcast; Messing About In Ships. Starting today, gCaptain’s...

December 8, 2007
Total Views: 3

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: 1

Oil Spill

San francisco Oil Spill Hearings – A Response to Admiral Bone, USCG

Yesterday my comments were published on the front page of The San Francisco Chronicle in an article titled; “Hearing today at Presidio – tough queries for spill captain.” Prior to...

November 20, 2007
Total Views: 3

Friday, November 9, 2007

Maritime Jobs

Announcing gCaptain’s newest feature… Maritime Job Board

November 9, 2007
Total Views: 11

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Maritime News of the Week – gCaptain’s Top 10 Picks

  Here are gCaptain editor’s Top 10 upcoming picks of the week from gCaptain’s Maritime News Discoverer. Please Vote on the ones you like to have them published. WIGS come...

October 28, 2007
Total Views: 0

Friday, October 26, 2007

Ship Model of the Week – Bunga Cenderawasih, LNG Tanker

Our ship model of the week is the Malaysia International Shipping Company’s (MISC) LNG Tanker Bunga Cenderawasih. The model is of the 17 year old Korean built ship prior to...

October 26, 2007
Total Views: 12

Thursday, October 11, 2007

indestructible usb flash drive

I was recently on deck with a mate I work with and while faking a mooring line his USB stick fell out of his pocket and onto the deck. After...

October 11, 2007
Total Views: 41

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

gCaptain Blogroll – Near Coastal

I wanted to take some time and thank some of our partner sites; Maritime Experts from around the web. I also wanted to take the time to explain each one...

August 29, 2007
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