Saturday, June 1, 2019

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
Nautical Christmas Gift Box

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: 91

Thursday, August 6, 2015
3d printer

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

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
NASA Booster Recovery Ship
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

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
Maritime 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
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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
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Monday, July 22, 2013
maersk line idle containerships anchor

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
Kaenon Kore sunglasses

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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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Maritime Monday for June 24, 2013: Ferrocement’s Day Off

Vladimir Nabokov on Joseph Conrad: “I cannot abide Conrad’s souvenir shop style and bottled ships and shell necklaces of romanticist clichés.” The 30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults In History SS Peralta...

June 23, 2013
Total Views: 101

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Maritime Monday for June 17th, 2013: The Horror, The Horror…

Death Ship (Avco Embassy, 1980) It is a tried and true cinematic gimmick to trap adults in a confined space so they must face their past and confront the present. ...

June 16, 2013
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Sunday, June 9, 2013
Martitime Monday

Maritime Monday for June 10th, 2013: Movement of Jah People

Tops Comics: Don’t Bother to Dry Off; Consolidated Book (Lev Gleason)  1944 Archaeology pioneer and treasure hunter E. Lee Spence holds two portholes from the SS Ozama Smuggler’s Shipwrecked Steamer...

June 9, 2013
Total Views: 59

Sunday, June 2, 2013
Maritime Monday for June 3rd, 2013

Maritime Monday for June 3rd, 2013: Float, Float On…

The Princess Margaret, an SR-N4 hovercraft at the Hovercraft Museum at Lee on the Solent, England (1,200 × 563 pixels) The museum has a large collection of over sixty hovercraft...

June 2, 2013
Total Views: 135

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Maritime Monday for May 27th, 2013: Hard Water Sailing

Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1117 x 738) Grosvenor Philatelic Auctions Der Eisbrecher Stettin im Nord-Ostsee Kanal (Kiel Canal) (4,320 × 3,240 pixels) Launched:  7 September 1933 – Out of service:  1981...

May 26, 2013
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

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
Total Views: 76

Monday, May 20, 2013

Maritime Monday for May 20th, 2013: Ice Ice Baby Part 1

USCGC Northland; Greenland, circa 1944 “Oh the sea, Oh the sea, the wide bounding sea! Long may it roll between England and me!” Irish Folk Song EASTWIND (WAGB-279); Antarctic Operation...

May 20, 2013
Total Views: 58

Monday, May 13, 2013

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: 232

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Maritime Monday for May 13th, 2013: Britain’s Best Bitter (or The Art of English Manliness)

 Adventures Into The Unknown  (ACG, 1954) Third in line to the British throne, Prince Harry of Wales, is visiting the former colonies this week. After laying a wreath at Arlington...

May 12, 2013
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