Saturday, December 5, 2020
A cptain's Hat sitting on Captain's Chair on the bridge of a yacht
Blog

Captain Of Chaos – Masters Of Luck And Rule Tyrants

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Over the past few years a few of my fellow captains and I have been working on new ways to teach Bridge Resource Management (BRM). We...

December 5, 2020
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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Interesting

Captain Livingstone: All Person Errors

By Captain George Livingstone – There has been a lot of work in the last few decades directed toward accident prevention in marine transportation.  We know most accidents are caused by...

February 19, 2020
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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A Fresh Look At Bridge Resource Management

Shortly after graduating SUNY Maritime College in 2000 I was required to enroll in a Bridge Resource Management before I could sail on my new US Coast Guard Third Officers...

October 22, 2019
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
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Blog

Advice For A Young Watch Officer

By John Konrad (gCaptain) A new ship can be an intimidating place for a deck officer so here are a few tips to get you started and to remind you...

August 30, 2018
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
To Be or To Do
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To Be Or To Do – A Naval Career In The Wake Of The USS Fitzgerald & McCain

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Memorialized in bronze by the United States Marine Corps and actively ignored by the general officers in his own service, Colonel John Boyd was a...

August 23, 2017
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Monday, June 19, 2017
Collision

The USS Fitzgerald Is At Fault. This Is Why.

Editor’s note: According to google this article has been read by 133,570 people and has received over 500 comments, questions and replies on Facebook and the gCaptain Forum. Here is Captain Konrad’s...

June 19, 2017
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Blog

Bridge Tech of The Future: Ulstein’s Bridge Vision

Norway’s Ulstein Group unveiled a new technology today that could potentially revolutionize bridge resource management and the way crews interact with bridge equipment. Called ULSTEIN BRIDGE VISION™, the concept system...

August 29, 2012
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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Costa Concordia Disaster: Footage from the bridge [VIDEO]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzXTRMIcbSo This video was taken from the bridge the Costa Concordia in the moments after hitting rocks on the Island of Giglio.  The video offers the first glimpse of the...

February 18, 2012
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Engineering News

Hyundai Heavy unveils “smart ship” system

Hyundai Heavy Industries recently unveiled the world’s first remote monitoring and controlling smart ship system, allowing operators to remotely control important on-board systems and provide real-time feedback to shoreside personnel....

March 29, 2011
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Thursday, March 17, 2011
Blog

New MOB detection system promises ease of use and real time reliability

Radio Zeeland DMP Americas and Sisco Indentification Solutions bring us a promising new technology called “Man-overboard Early Detection System (MEDS)” They tell us: When dealing with a man overboard scenario...

March 17, 2011
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Uncategorized

The Pilotage Paradigm

The following has been submitted by Paul Drouin of Safeship.ca and is a shortened version of the article that was published in the October 2009 edition of Seaways Magazine.  Click...

October 20, 2009
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Monday, November 17, 2008
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Poll – IMO Initiatives

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November 17, 2008
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Saturday, November 1, 2008
Incidents

Feedback – A failure in XXX Resource Management

Perusing ” A failure in XXX Resource Management” I must accept the authors concern. Although encompassing, the point is understood: the maritime industry has problems. It is mostly people and...

November 1, 2008
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Thursday, October 30, 2008
Uncategorized

The Cosco Busan – A Failure in xxx Resource Management

For a business to be successful you need hard work, willingness to accept risk and a touch of luck. For gCaptain the bit of luck was someone else’s misfortune, namely...

October 30, 2008
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Incidents

Deconstructing The Cosco Busan Incident – More On Accidents And Why

More on accidents and why. By John G. Denham A pilotage pardox presently exists because of the lack of explanations as to the “root cause” of accidents; basically, a failure...

October 29, 2008
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Uncategorized

Titanic Response

Our recent post Was the titanic sunk by a small key? elicited some great response from our readers. Surprisingly, the best ones had little to do with the titanic itself...

April 23, 2008
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Friday, December 21, 2007

Cosco Busan Departs San Francisco

This time the Cosco Busan’s departure is not a drill and we made sure to get video evidence of the fact! The San Francisco Chronicle tells us; The U.S. Coast...

December 21, 2007
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Oil Spill

San Francisco Pilot’s Report Published

The San Francisco Chronicle has published the Pilot’s Report on the Cosco Busan Incident. Here are the parts of interest to mariners; Meadows said problems also cropped up in “bridge...

November 13, 2007
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Sunday, November 11, 2007
Incidents

Bridge Resource Management – A New Focus On Watchkeeping

First a note… I am publishing this short clip ahead of my next article because of its importance! While preparing our upcoming “questions for investigators” article on the Cosco Busan...

November 11, 2007
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