Saturday, June 1, 2019
Blog

What is Seasickness? And 50 Ways Professional Mariners Tackle It!

What is the definition of misery? Answer: Seasickness One of the first questions I get asked when a landlubber finds out I work at sea is, “Do you get seasick?” In...

June 1, 2019
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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USCG

The Coast Guard’s Gift Ideas For 12 Nautical Days Of Christmas

The U.S. Coast Guard, as a public service to holiday gift shoppers has announced its recommended USCG Approved gifts for 12 nautical days of Christmas… and while they forgot to...

November 14, 2017
Total Views: 106

Thursday, August 6, 2015
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3D Printing Aboard Ships? How One Technology Is Changing the Future.

Will 3D Printing Change The World As We Know It? by Brad Hart Imagine you’re steaming across the Pacific Ocean on a container ship on a great circle course to the...

August 6, 2015
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Blog

WATCH Ten Things I Have Learned About The Sea [VIDEO]

This video, shot by Lorenzo Fonda and titled “ten things I have learned about the sea“, shows footage he shot while on the vessel “Portland Senator” en route from Lost...

June 3, 2015
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Monday, May 4, 2015
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Engineering News

Ship of The Week – Space Ships – NASA’s (former) Space Rocket Booster Recovery Ship M/V Liberty Star

Photo courtesy NASA Note: This week’s interesting ships are reposted and updated from gCaptain’s archives. When one thinks of a NASA ship, it’s generally not the seagoing type that pops...

May 4, 2015
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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Blog

Visit the Liberty Ship S.S. JOHN W. BROWN

Still looking for something to do this Independence Day weekend? The S. S. JOHN W. BROWN is one of two still operational Liberty ships from World War II and was launched...

July 3, 2014
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Sunday, January 12, 2014
News

Ships of Horror: Pacific Fishermen Raped, Beaten, and Fed Fish Bait

On August 18, 2010, the South Korean fishing vessel, Oyang 70, capsized and sank while working in the New Zealand´s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), resulting in the loss of six...

January 12, 2014
Total Views: 148

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Blog

BOATLIFT – An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience [VIDEO]

While the towers burned and collapsed on September 11, 2001, a half million people were evacuated from Lower Manhattan by a civilian flotilla of ferries, tug boats and other vessels in what has become known as the largest boatlift in history.

September 11, 2013
Total Views: 133

Monday, July 22, 2013
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Blog

The Shipping Industry Requires a Cleansing – Financial Institutions

Since early 2013, I have argued in numerous articles that the traditional shipping markets, containers (liner), dry bulk and tanker markets will take longer to recover than most investors, shipowners...

July 22, 2013
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Into the Storm – The Final Days and Decisions on Bounty

Drivers always slow down and rubberneck at car accidents, don’t they?  Like me, you may have caught yourself complaining about the practice and wondering “Why are people so morbid that...

July 22, 2013
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Friday, July 19, 2013
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Blog

Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses [GEAR REVIEW]

Between 1998 and 2008, my parents sailed all the way around the planet, but my dad rarely wears sunglasses when he goes outside anymore.  I can’t imagine sucking all that...

July 19, 2013
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Blog

Bulk Trade-Off: Blood for Money in Indonesia

On February 17th of this year, the Harita Bauxite sank off Cape Balinao in the South China Sea. Of the twenty-four men aboard, only nine survived. The sea can be...

May 23, 2013
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Monday, May 13, 2013
Interesting

Mærsk McKinney-Møller – Meet The World’s Largest Ship! [Multimedia Gallery]

Early this month gCaptain was invited to DSME, the world's second largest shipyard, for a behind-the-scenes tour of the world's largest ship, the mighty Maersk Triple-E.

May 13, 2013
Total Views: 265

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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The Cost of Rescue: Why Carnival Shouldn’t Pay and the U.S. Shouldn’t Accept

Should people pay for rescue when it's their fault?

April 16, 2013
Total Views: 184

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Defense

Contractors to the Rescue

The U.S. Bristow Group announced today that the United Kingdom has awarded its British affiliate a new contract to provide civilian Search and Rescue services for the entire U.K.  Beginning...

March 26, 2013
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Sunday, March 24, 2013
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News

With Gulf of Mexico Drilling on the Rise, Shares of Seacor Holdings are Poised to Climb

NEW YORK, March 24 (Reuters) – Shares of cargo ship operator Seacor Holdings could climb as oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico picks up, according to a report in...

March 24, 2013
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Monday, February 25, 2013
Bounty Hearings
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The Whole Truth – Bounty Hearings – Day 8

What happened to Bounty on the morning of October 29th, 2012? Finding out what went wrong and why, when things happened or didn’t, and who said what to whom –...

February 25, 2013
Total Views: 121

Friday, February 22, 2013
Blog

The 17th Passenger – Bounty Hearings – Day 7

At the start of each day of the hearings, Commander Kevin Carroll does the same thing: he reads a statement.  He tells all in attendance, “The purpose of the investigation...

February 22, 2013
Total Views: 128

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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The Cost of Waiting – Bounty Hearings – Day 6

Tangled in rigging, he was dragged under the water again.  This time he wasn’t coming up. With no chance to get a breath and struggling to free himself, he started...

February 20, 2013
Total Views: 104

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Blog

Sins of Omission – Bounty Hearings – Day 5

Sometimes bad things happen. We do something that we shouldn’t and that leads to tragedy. Do the right thing at the wrong time or the wrong thing anytime and you...

February 19, 2013
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