Advice For A Young Ship’s Officer

by John Konrad (gCaptain) A new ship can be an intimidating place for a deck officer, so here are a few tips to get you started and to remind you of what is essential once you are underway.  Find a great mentor aboard your ship, and if you can’t, find a new ship. A great mentor may be a bosun, engineer, and sometimes a cook. Your intelligence does not … [Read more...]

WATCH: Cruise Ship’s Horn Gets Stuck on Blast… Hilarious Fail The P&O cruise ship Oriana was departing Southampton's City Cruise Terminal last month when its horn malfunctioned and got stuck on blast for more than 20 minutes.  The hilarious fail was of course captured on video and posted online. According to the uploader, this went on for well over 20 minutes, even … [Read more...]

VIDEO – Olympic Sailing Commentator Has No Clue

This Irish commentator has absolutely no idea about sailing (heck, I'm not sure this guy could pilot a kayak) but he tries to narrate the Olympic Laser dingy race. It is worth to watch it till the end. If commentators would be like him, I would watch more olympic sports. Via Unofficial Networks … [Read more...]

The Internet Wants to Name the UK’s New £200 Million Polar Research Ship, RRS Boaty McBoatface

Once launched in 2019, it will be one of the most sophisticated polar research vessels ever built. A $300 million state-of-the-art newbuild capable of carrying out the most advanced floating research in the farthest ends of the earth, anticipated to propel the UK to the forefront of ocean research for years to come, and, if the internet gets its way, it will be … [Read more...]