Thursday, February 11, 2010

Amver Releases New iPhone App

Right on the heals of gCaptain’s very own iPhone app, Amver has entered into the world mobile based technology (or in my opinion convenience based technology) with their very own...

February 11, 2010
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

After 67 Years, USCG Terminates Loran-C Signal Broadcast

Crews at the Coast Guard Long Range Aids to Navigation stations, including the six Alaska-based stations, turned off their domestic signal across the nation at 11 a.m. Monday. The shutdown...

February 9, 2010
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Repairing Port-au-Prince Harbor with Laptops and GPS

from Wired: On the ground in Haiti, search-and-rescue teams and aid workers have used collaborative tools, text messaging and GPS technology to map out and coordinate relief efforts. Out in...

January 27, 2010
Total Views: 0

Friday, October 9, 2009

First Radio Distress Signal?

The first RADIO DISTRESS SIGNAL was transmitted from the East Goodwin Lightship on 17 March 1899 when the merchant vessel Elbe ran aground on the Goodwin Sands. The message was...

October 9, 2009
Total Views: 73

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ship AIS Tracking Via Satellite

Kongsberg Simrad announced a partnership with Norway to bring Automatic Identification System, AIS, ship tracking beyond its current line of sight (approximately 40 mile) range. With a target date of 2009...

August 11, 2009
Total Views: 35

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Changing Course and The Secret Of gCaptain.

After the successful launch of gCaptain’s new Maritime Jobs Board we are ready for the next big idea. The jobs section was built to help solve a problem, clear away...

June 28, 2009
Total Views: 6

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Collision Avoidance Tip – Call his boss!

It’s the classic scenario from the Academy… You are the stand on vessel with no room to maneuver and a zero CPA contact is bearing down on you. You try...

May 28, 2009
Total Views: 18

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

CEC Future Hijacking – VHF recording with coalition aircraft released

This is the VHF recording between M/V CEC Future and a Coalition aircraft as the vessel was being attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia back in early November...

March 31, 2009
Total Views: 77

Monday, March 16, 2009

Twitter Clone Hunts Down Somali Pirates

We have already seen how the Red Cross and United States Coast Guard has successfully implemented Twitter in their effort to dissimenate information and update participants during times of emergency....

March 16, 2009
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

1.2 Gbps Bandwidth Via Satellite – Possible But Will It Be Available At Sea?

Here at gCaptain many of our readers browse the site via slow shipboard internet connections so we spend a considerable amount of time attempting to make the site bandwidth friendly....

January 14, 2009
Total Views: 8

Saturday, January 10, 2009

LinkedIn Maritime & Shipping Guide

Whether it’s a source for an article, helping a forum member find a job or answering questions from the press, here at gCaptain we spend a considerable amount of time...

January 10, 2009
Total Views: 43

Friday, December 26, 2008

Digital Television Can’t Save Your Life…A 406 MHz EPIRB, PLB or ELT Can!

Most of you probably already know that starting in February 2009, over-the-air television broadcasts will be going digital in the United States. This means that if you want to continue...

December 26, 2008
Total Views: 4

Monday, December 15, 2008

The USCG Joins Twitter- Plus Links To Friendfeed And Other Maritime Tweets

Today we noticed a new follower on our Twitter page: uscoastguard Ok, so many of our readers are asking; What’s Twitter and why doesn’t gCaptain mention it more often? The...

December 15, 2008
Total Views: 6

Sunday, December 7, 2008
Maritime Security

BBC World Service Documentary: Pirates

The BBC World Service has recently released an audio documentary that takes a look at Piracy around the world. You can download the program HERE Robbery on the high seas...

December 7, 2008
Total Views: 4

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Looking For Talent – Are You The Next Reality TV Star?

An independent producer of reality television shows, has asked our help in posting a small job opening they have on the books. In an email to gCaptain, producer Fred Grinstein...

November 15, 2008
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Incredibly Small Satellite Antennas For Ocean Broadband Internet

Our friends at Panbo bring us a sneak peek at KVH‘s ultra small broadband satellite antenna for ships. They write: Yup, at not much bigger than a Halloween goody bucket,...

November 12, 2008
Total Views: 88

Thursday, October 30, 2008

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
Total Views: 8

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fixed Rate Broadband Enters The Pacific

No it’s not Broadband RADAR but… We have some exciting news from the team at KVH Industries. Here’s a clip from their press release: Taking a major step toward expanding...

October 10, 2008
Total Views: 3

Monday, September 15, 2008

Mayday, Mayday, Mayday – We Have A Fire!

I don’t have many pictures of my father but I recently ran across one posted on the website of his fire company “Rescue 3“. Following Vietnam and the Physician Assistant...

September 15, 2008
Total Views: 33

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

AIS Announcement – Six Tracking Satellites In Orbit

Digital Ship tells us: ORBCOMM has successfully  launched six  AIS-equipped satellites  (a  Coast Guard  Concept Demonstration satellite and  five Quick  Launch satellites) after the Cosmos 3M rocket carrying the company’s...

August 27, 2008
Total Views: 9