Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Watch: Can Books Still Teach Us How To Avoid Disasters At Sea?

In the wake of the Ever Given mega-ship grounding in the Suez Canal last month countless people have asked us what lessons will be learned from this to prevent maritime...

April 6, 2021
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
USCG Books 2020

US Coast Guard Releases A List Of Books To Help You Through COVID-19

As the Coast Guard continues to support national efforts combatting COVID-19, the social distancing required to preserve readiness presents a prime opportunity to grow personally and professionally.  The 2020 Coast Guard...

August 18, 2020
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Friday, November 1, 2019
Trade War Book by Lori Ann LaRocco

Trade War: Containers Don’t Lie, A New Book By Lori Ann LaRocco

Today the decorum of trade negotiations has been replaced with a trade war reality show leaving the world as a whipsawed spectator. For the first time in history, the curtain...

November 1, 2019
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Sunday, April 15, 2018

What’s the best color to paint a ship? The answer might surprise you!

In his well reviewed 2007 book The Tankship Tromedy, Former MIT Naval Architecture professor and ship owner Jack Devanney has strong opinions on the best color to paint tankers: white!...

April 15, 2018
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Golden Stripes: Leadership on the High Seas

Leadership On The High Seas, A Book Review

A search for leadership books on Amazon yields over 100,000 results and there is no shortage of Naval Leadership books (including a few excellent ones) but the commercial maritime domain is...

February 27, 2018
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Monday, December 11, 2017

3 Hurricanes 24 Books Plus One Maritime Thriller

by R.E. McDermott (Sponsored) I remember sitting in a ship’s lounge some years back, watching a blow-dried weatherman on TV, standing in front of a map of the US East...

December 11, 2017
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

gCaptain’s Best Nautical Books Of 2017

gCaptain is proud to announce the winners of our second annual award for gCaptain’s Best Nautical Books Of The Year. The year’s notable nautical fiction and nonfiction books of late 2016 and 2017,...

December 7, 2017
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
angry-ship-captain with captain's hat

Call Me Captain! (or not)

  By Colin Dewey, Ph.D., MNI When is it correct to call someone “captain?” And where is it appropriate for people to use the title themselves? What’s the difference between a...

July 26, 2017
Total Views: 2736

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Best Nautical Books Of 2016-2017

The year’s notable nautical fiction and nonfiction books of 2016-17 as selected by gCaptain’s editors. This list represents books we have read or reviewed in the past year (or so). P.S. If you...

May 30, 2017
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft

2017 Book Recommendations From The Coast Guard’s Top Admiral

The following article was written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and was originally published on USCG’s All Hands Blog.  by Adm. Paul Zukunft (USCG) This year’s reading list includes both books I...

April 21, 2017
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Friday, December 16, 2016
Captain John Konrad, gCaptain Founder & CEO

gCaptain Live E19 – How To Master The Sea (And Your Career)

On today’s episode of gCaptain LIVE, Join John Konrad, gCaptain’s founder, on location as he discusses his favorite book for super-charging your career or mastering the sea.  LINKS Robert Greene’s book Mastery ...

December 16, 2016
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Saturday, December 10, 2016
Captain John Konrad, gCaptain Founder & CEO

gCaptain Live E18 – Nautical Books & TV

Join John Konrad, gCaptain’s founder, as he runs through a few of his favorite nautical books. John’s favorite books on the kindle can be found here: Author John Konrad, Goodreads...

December 10, 2016
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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Deadly Straights by R.E. McDermott

In Books: Deadly Straits by R.E. McDermott

For the sake of full disclosure, I am not a huge fans of thrillers, particularly thrillers involving ships. The plots often strike me as implausible and the descriptions of the ships and ship operations often border on the laughable. (Too often, they leap across the border.) This is not the case however with R.E. McDermott’s Deadly Straits.

November 27, 2016
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Saturday, November 26, 2016
The Hard Way Around

Sailing Around the World, Alone…The Story of Captain Joshua Slocum

Solitude at Sea Three years, 30,000 miles The Hard Way Around: The Passages of Joshua Slocum  by Geoffrey Wolff – Reviewed by John Rousmaniere, edited by Gene Epstein, Barrons Anybody hoping...

November 26, 2016
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Do You Love Your Ship More Than Your Wife? YES Said Gibbs (Book Review)

  When a reporter asked William Francis Gibbs if he loved his favorite ship more than his wife his answer was surprising both in its honesty and in the fact most didn’t doubt...

November 26, 2016
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Viking Raid by Matthew McCleery [Book Review]

There are many things about the shipping business that the normal land-dwelling person hasn’t the slightest clue about. It is often taken for granted that produce from South America, Oil...

November 24, 2016
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft

2016 Book Recommendations From The Coast Guard’s Top Admiral

The following article was written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and was originally published on USCG’s All Hands Blog.  by Adm. Paul Zukunft, USCG – I am pleased to offer...

November 23, 2016
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Seventeen Fathoms Deep Cover Photo

Book Review — Seventeen Fathoms Deep: The Saga of the Submarine S-4 Disaster by Joseph A. Williams

Book Review by Rick Spilman – On the afternoon of December 17th, 1927, the US Navy submarine S-4 was surfacing near Provincetown, MA, when it was run down by US...

September 20, 2016
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Monday, September 12, 2016
The whaleship Manhattan watercolor

“By Guess or by God:” Catastrophe In The Heart of the Sea

by Colin D. Dewey  In Nantucket, on Aug 5, 1819, the ship Essex: 87 feet at waterline, 238 tons, sailed.  The Essex, an old, tired, ship, began what was planned...

September 12, 2016
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Saturday, September 10, 2016
The pilot boat New York underway off Lower Manhattan on 9/11

Book Review: American Dunkirk, The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11

Book Review by Rick Spilman – The great New York boatlift of September 11th, 2001, is one of the less well known and least understood of the events of 9/11....

September 10, 2016
Total Views: 230