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Sunday, January 28, 2024
Modern Loose Lips Sink Ships poster
Navy

Loose Lips Do Not Sink Ships, Public Apathy Does

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain OpEd) Last week, two US-flagged ships manned by US Merchant Mariners were targeted by Houthis and forced to turn around. This

January 28, 2024
Total Views: 8841

Saturday, January 13, 2024
US Navy CNOs Gilday and Franchetti in Dress Uniform
Navy

A Navy In Crisis: It’s Time For The Conference Of Admirals

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain OpEd) Today, the US Navy is experiencing two contrasting situations. On one hand, the USS Carney and other warships continue

January 13, 2024
Total Views: 132938

Saturday, December 16, 2023
hms-defender-royal-navy-uscg
Navy

EU Shipping And US Naval Leaders Are Estranged Despite NATO Budget Boost

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain Editorial) Amid escalating tensions in the Red Sea, marked by attacks on Israeli and European-owned vessels, and ongoing war

December 16, 2023
Total Views: 4099

Sunday, January 8, 2023
Coronal mass ejection or CME - NASA
Evergreen

Could An Electrical Pandemic Destroy Shipping?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) As China’s lockdown lifts and the world looks to the future with hope that this marks the final chapter of the worst pandemic

January 8, 2023
Total Views: 17793

Thursday, October 27, 2022
SOS – Are Boomers To Blame For The Shipping And Supply Chain Crisis?
Blog

SOS – Are Boomers To Blame For The Shipping And Supply Chain Crisis?

Rouge waves and rough waters are ahead for shipping, globalization, and logistics but are boomers to blame for our woes? Captain John Konrad says yes.

October 27, 2022
Total Views: 18593

Saturday, August 27, 2022
Cargo containers pile up at a marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
Ports

Time For Major Investments In New Container Ports And Terminals

by John D. McCown (OpEd) Sixty-six years ago the postwar growth in the US economy saw increasing congestion on highways.  That problem became the catalyst for

August 27, 2022
Total Views: 2849

Sunday, February 27, 2022
Ukraine’s Secret Weapon: Seafarers
Defense

Ukraine’s Secret Weapon: Seafarers

Editors’ Note: According to the 9/11 commission report, the United States and its allies suffered from a failure imagination prior to the attacks. This

February 27, 2022
Total Views: 18751

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: 35723

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

Rape At Sea – An Open Letter To 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: 30824

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
OPED – El Capitan Quixote And An Impossible Dream
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: 2699

Monday, August 23, 2021
Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
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: 4969

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: 3703

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: 6730

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Why in this COVID-Ridden World Would Anyone Ever Want to Become a Naval Officer? Here’s a few reasons…
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: 7681

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: 8020

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: 416

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: 140

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: 56

Monday, March 19, 2018
Deja Vu All Over Again
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: 79

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: 72
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