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 of scholarships...

December 30, 2020
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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 Arantes Do Nascimento; “Pele.” Why do more than...

November 30, 2020
Total Views: 7642

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 motivate like no other. They ring for...

September 2, 2020
Total Views: 78

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 controversy. The...

October 23, 2019
Total Views: 44

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 countries for the next 25 years and potentially...

March 5, 2019
Total Views: 9

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 when valid warnings or concerns are either...

March 19, 2018
Total Views: 8

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, building incredibly big ships along with...

January 3, 2018
Total Views: 10

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 with a loaded Salt barge when...

November 8, 2017
Total Views: 10

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 – apparently due to breakdowns in...

August 21, 2017
Total Views: 13

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 my various tenures at Maine...

June 27, 2017
Total Views: 10

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 ignited a firestorm of over...

June 23, 2017
Total Views: 22

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 conscientious effort to avoid close quarters situations...

June 20, 2017
Total Views: 209

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
Total Views: 61

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 subject of women in marine transportation for...

March 17, 2017
Total Views: 18

Monday, January 30, 2017
Blog

Editorial – Did I Understand You Correctly?

By Captain Grant Livingstone  I have learned a lot about relationships over 30 years of marriage.  The learning curve was not easy.  Initially I had the idea that our relationship...

January 30, 2017
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
News

Sailors Unions Defend Greenpeace Crew

By Bruce Vail, Working hand-in-glove, two unions of merchant seafarers in several countries are agitating for the release of the Arctic 30, a multinational group of officers, crew, activists and journalists seized...

October 15, 2013
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
John Konrad
Blog

The US Merchant Marine Academy’s Silent Ally

Editor’s Note: On Friday the New York Times published an investigation into alleged troubles at the US Merchant Marine Academy. The following is a response from gCaptain’s founder, John Konrad, who was quoted in the...

September 5, 2012
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Monday, July 25, 2011
Incidents

Failure At Sea – Today’s Captain is expected not to make any mistakes

This post was first featured in the fall edition of the Council Of American Master Mariner’s official publication Sidlights. You can find the article on page 18 of the PDF...

July 25, 2011
Total Views: 27

Monday, October 4, 2010
Blog

Effecting Change in the Workplace

How many of you are completely happy with your job?  Or, happy with the way your company operates?  Or even the relationships you have with your coworkers? Have you ever...

October 4, 2010
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Oil Spill

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill – Economics and Risk On The 20th Anniversary

Do you have an environmental question to explore? We were recently asked to participate in a Blogger’s Roundtable discussion on the Exxon Valdez grounding that occurred 20 years ago today....

March 24, 2009
Total Views: 22