Friday, October 15, 2021
Admiral Ann Phillips MARAD
News

Biden Appoints US Maritime Administrator With Zero Shipping Experience During Worst Shipping Crisis In Decades

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The FAA is headed by a pilot, NASA is headed by an astronaut, the US Marine Corps is headed by a Marine but for

October 15, 2021
Total Views: 34719

Sunday, October 10, 2021
Photo Of USMMA Midshipman With Class Ring
Incidents

Rape At Sea – An Open Letter To USMMA Midshipman X

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Today Deputy Maritime Administrator Lucinda Lessley ordered a one-day safety stand-down at the United States Merchant Marine

October 10, 2021
Total Views: 28842

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Blog

OPED – El Capitan Quixote And An Impossible Dream

What’s your most impossible dream for the maritime industry? by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) We have built billion-dollar ships, we have shared two

September 28, 2021
Total Views: 2557

Monday, August 23, 2021
Deepwater Horizon explosion
Shipping

The World’s Most Dangerous Maritime Jobs

By Arnold & Itkin – No one would dispute the fact that maritime work is dangerous. Conditions on any offshore rig, barge, dredge, and other vessels

August 23, 2021
Total Views: 2888

Monday, August 2, 2021
ship crew-change covid19 pandemic
Shipping

Opinion: Pathetic Maritime, Its Reactions and Reality

By Frank Coles If you don’t like direct, brash or in your face, stop reading now. You may not like or even agree with what I am going to

August 2, 2021
Total Views: 3627

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
storm clouds over ocean
Accidents

Seacor Power: A Change In Temperature Equals a Change in Density which Equals an Event -Opinion

By CW4 Michael W. Carr, US Army Watercraft Master (Retired) I sailed out of Port Fourchon as Chief Mate on Crowley’s American Salvor. Reading of Seacor

May 19, 2021
Total Views: 6700

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Defense

Why in this COVID-Ridden World Would Anyone Ever Want to Become a Naval Officer? Here’s a few reasons…

By CAPT Roy Love, USN I can’t for the life of me understand why the Navy is not getting sufficient applicants for Navy ROTC scholarships. Each year, hundreds

December 30, 2020
Total Views: 7617

Monday, November 30, 2020
Maersk ship
Shipping

The Beautiful Game: The Art of Ship Handling

By Captain Grant Livingstone ‘The Beautiful Game’ is a term often associated with Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and Brazilian great Edson

November 30, 2020
Total Views: 7880

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
FDNY Fire Chief Hugh Halligan
Blog

THIS IS NOT A DRILL – A Long Story About A Short Meeting To Save US Shipping

EDITORIAL NOTE: Elements of this story have been fictionalized for brevity. OP-ED By John Konrad (gCaptain) Those five words have special meaning. They

September 2, 2020
Total Views: 264

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
cargo ship
Maritime News

A Flag Under Siege: Security or Loyalty?

By Josh Hutchinson, CEO of ARX Maritime Ever since their inception back in the 1920s, Flags of Convenience (FoC) have been a subject of no small amount of

October 23, 2019
Total Views: 85

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
lng carrier
Maritime News

Opinion: American LNG, Oil and Coal to China via Mexico

By Albert A. Melvin (Opinion) – The USA, China, and Mexico have an excellent trans-Pacific trade opportunity that can greatly benefit all three

March 5, 2019
Total Views: 35

Monday, March 19, 2018
Blog

Deja Vu All Over Again

By Captain George Livingstone – Some of you may recall another phrase, “Call me Cassandra”.  The term, originating in Greek mythology is used

March 19, 2018
Total Views: 38

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Fisheye Photo of Ship Stern
Blog

2018 The State Of Maritime

By Captain George Livingstone (Editorial) As we enter 2018 what is the state of the international maritime industry? The Cruise ship industry is booming,

January 3, 2018
Total Views: 49

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
ship-risk-photo-maritime
Blog

Ships: A Risky Business

By Captain George Livingstone – One of the worst storms I ever recall was a winter day off the coast of Oregon. We were transiting northbound

November 8, 2017
Total Views: 60

Monday, August 21, 2017
USN Officers SUNY Maritime College - Choker Whites
Blog

US Navy Loss Of The USS Guardian, 2 Patrol Boats, USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain. Why Does The List Keeps Going?

By CDR Joe Tenaglia, USN (Ret) – Four ships in four years – not to mention USS Antietam grounding and the USS Fitzgerald collision –

August 21, 2017
Total Views: 77

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Blog

USS Fitzgerald – Stop, Analyze, Dissect And Let’s Figure Out What Went Wrong

by CW4 Michael W. Carr, US Army Watercraft Master (Ret) As a former instructor I taught cadets, midshipman, and merchant mariners for over 15 years during

June 27, 2017
Total Views: 34

Friday, June 23, 2017
Captain John Konrad, gCaptain Founder & CEO
Collision

Why The USS Fitzgerald Is At Fault, Part 2 – Questions And Answers

The recent editorial “The USS Fitzgerald Is At Fault. This Is Why.“ has been read 103,667 times, shared by 9,699 people via social media and

June 23, 2017
Total Views: 138

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
cunard-line-queen-mary-two
Blog

COLREGs – Give Way or Stand On

by Captain Grant H Livingstone Part Two out of Three Part articles on COLREGS.  Are some professional mariners unintentionally violating COLREGS in a

June 20, 2017
Total Views: 832

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

June 19, 2017
Total Views: 239

Friday, March 17, 2017
Female Sailor Handling Lines Aboard Ship
Blog

Why Gender Diversity Matters Aboard Ships

By Captain George Livingstone The United Nation’s has declared the month of March as International Women’s Month so it seemed right to review the

March 17, 2017
Total Views: 98