Thursday, April 29, 2021
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Cruise Ships

Captain Livingstone: Clear Sailing

By Captain George H Livingstone –  Any mariner who has been to sea for any length of time would tell you there are two topics that aren’t usually discussed at...

April 29, 2021
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Shipping

Captain Livingstone: Troubled Waters

By Captain George H Livingstone – Anyone who works on the water understands both the practical and elemental connection between water and life. We earn our living, feed our families,...

April 20, 2021
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Saturday, March 27, 2021
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Accidents

Captain Livingstone – The Thing About Big Ships

By Captain George Livingstone – What a big week in the maritime world, really big. As most already know, one of the biggest ships in the world has blocked one...

March 27, 2021
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Friday, March 26, 2021
Maritime News

Piloting a Megaship: How Big Is Too Big?

This article was originally published on April 27, 2020. It has been reposted to provide context to the Ever Given situation in the Suez Canal. Also read Part 2: Do...

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 7808

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Maritime News

Do Super-Sized Ships Create Super-Sized Problems?

This article was originally published in 2019. It has been reposted to provide context to the Ever Given situation in the Suez Canal. Also read Part 2: Piloting a Megaship:...

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 4363

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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Shipping

Captain Livingstone: Guns, Germs, and Steel

The 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Guns, Germs and Steel, written by UCLA Professor Jared Diamond, is a fascinating read covering 13,000 years of human history and a seemingly apropos header...

February 3, 2021
Total Views: 3439

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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Shipping

Livingstone: Of Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax

By Captain George Livingstone – I am nearing the end of a forty-year career at sea which started as a junior officer on unlimited tonnage ships followed by several years...

December 15, 2020
Total Views: 5274

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Oil Tanker Bridge
Maritime News

Captain Livingstone: Into the Breach

By Captain George Livingstone – I have written much over the years regarding the collective uniqueness professional mariners almost universally display. Regardless of where they come from, regardless of religion, politics,...

October 15, 2020
Total Views: 210

Monday, August 24, 2020
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Maritime News

Captain George Livingstone: Crossing the Bar

I’ve spent the last few mornings looking out over the San Francisco Bay wondering about the far-flung, widespread scope of marine transportation. I remember as a boy my father taking...

August 24, 2020
Total Views: 537

Monday, July 20, 2020
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Maritime News

Captain George Livingstone: Blowin’ in the Wind

By Captain George Livingstone – I have not done a column for a while; it just did not seem I had anything to offer that was more important than what...

July 20, 2020
Total Views: 171

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
News

Captain Livingstone: One If By Land, All If By Sea

By Captain George Livingstone – As we witness the COVID-19 crisis spread around the world it seems this big problem could morph and spread into a myriad of problems with the...

April 21, 2020
Total Views: 64

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Maritime News

Captain Livingstone: This Too Shall Pass

By Captain George Livingstone – I doubt there is a soul on God’s green earth that doesn’t know what COVID-19 is, now a worldwide pandemic. Folks a lot smarter than me...

March 25, 2020
Total Views: 52

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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Maritime News

Captain George Livingstone: Light Years

**Dedicated to those who do business upon great waters** By Captain George Livingstone – My little Scottish mother always used to say ‘You can measure age by how fast the...

December 31, 2019
Total Views: 267

Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Maritime News

Always Ready

By Captain George Livingston – Veteran’s Day this year got me thinking about the one military service branch I know well, the United States Coast Guard. Apparently, in mid-November, the House...

November 21, 2019
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Maritime News

Captain George Livingstone: Four Years Since El Faro

As I write on the 4th anniversary of the El Faro sinking (Oct. 1, 2015), I am reminded that those who lost their lives weren’t strangers, many shared the very...

October 8, 2019
Total Views: 108

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
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Maritime News

Captain George Livingstone: Distraction

By Captain George Livingston – Fatigue has the official attention of the international maritime community. From the likes of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the USA’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the...

August 6, 2019
Total Views: 70

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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Blog

Captain George Livingstone: Falling Stars

By Captain George Livingstone – Everyone at gCaptain loves a good sea story, good, bad or ugly. Here’s one for the history books. On a cold December in 1878, halfway...

June 25, 2019
Total Views: 29

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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Blog

Quadruple Bogeys

By Captain George Livingstone – Last month during the third round of The Players Championship, I watched Tiger Woods miss two shots in the water on the 17th hole, ultimately making...

April 9, 2019
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Hapag-Lloyd Container-ship BOSTON EXPRESS
Blog

Methuselah Man

By Captain George Livingstone – The longer my career goes (nearing 40 years), the faster the world changes around me. It would not be earth shattering to note that prior generations...

February 27, 2019
Total Views: 14

Friday, January 25, 2019
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Blog

Capt George Livingstone: Alarm! Alarm! Alarm!

By Captain George Livingstone – One of my favorite war movies is the critically acclaimed 1981 film Das Boot, directed by Wolfgang Peterson.  It follows the WWII, German submarine U96 as...

January 25, 2019
Total Views: 221