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Friday, July 21, 2023
Chinese Shipyard
Navy

Deep Dive Into China’s Move To Build Shadow Fleet Tankers

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Irene Ang at Tradewinds is reporting that Kurow Shipping, a mysterious tanker company with ties to the Shadow Fleet of

July 21, 2023
Total Views: 7040

Monday, January 2, 2023
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Shipping

A Deep Dive Into Shipping And Famine

This editorial dives deep into the devastating effects of shipping on global starvation. Uncover how the marine transportation of fertilizer and food is

January 2, 2023
Total Views: 3987

Monday, June 1, 2020
What is Seasickness? And 50 Ways Professional Mariners Tackle It!
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

June 1, 2020
Total Views: 46500

Sunday, May 17, 2020
Malcolm McLean
Blog

The Story of Malcolm McLean and How Containerization Shaped the Modern World – TED

Containerization is the reason we have a thriving global marketplace, but where did it all begin? The idea of it was actually conjured up on a busy dock in

May 17, 2020
Total Views: 577

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Nautical Christmas Gift Box
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…

November 14, 2017
Total Views: 222

Thursday, August 6, 2015
3d printer
Blog

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

August 6, 2015
Total Views: 318

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
WATCH Ten Things I Have Learned About The Sea [VIDEO]
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

June 3, 2015
Total Views: 28

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,

May 4, 2015
Total Views: 286

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Visit the Liberty Ship S.S. JOHN W. BROWN
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

July 3, 2014
Total Views: 76

Sunday, January 12, 2014
Ships of Horror: Pacific Fishermen Raped, Beaten, and Fed Fish Bait
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

January 12, 2014
Total Views: 454

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
BOATLIFT – An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience [VIDEO]
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

September 11, 2013
Total Views: 471

Monday, July 22, 2013
maersk line idle containerships anchor
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

July 22, 2013
Total Views: 31

Into the Storm – The Final Days and Decisions on Bounty
Blog

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

July 22, 2013
Total Views: 230

Friday, July 19, 2013
Kaenon Kore sunglasses
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

July 19, 2013
Total Views: 228

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Bulk Trade-Off: Blood for Money in Indonesia
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

May 23, 2013
Total Views: 274

Monday, May 13, 2013
Mærsk McKinney-Møller – Meet The World’s Largest Ship! [Multimedia Gallery]
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

May 13, 2013
Total Views: 562

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

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: 853

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Contractors to the Rescue
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

March 26, 2013
Total Views: 39

Sunday, March 24, 2013
charles fabrikant seacor
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

March 24, 2013
Total Views: 7

Monday, February 25, 2013
Bounty Hearings
Blog

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

February 25, 2013
Total Views: 403
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