Monday, July 12, 2021
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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...

July 12, 2021
Total Views: 11745

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Funny: What A Captain Hears When He Visits The Engine Room

The next time anyone thinks it’s a good idea to invite the Captain down to the ECR for a bit of OJT… realize that this is what deck officers hear when marine engineers talk about ship systems ;)

September 10, 2016
Total Views: 86

Friday, September 2, 2016
Maritime News

Watch: This Guys’ Boat Flies, Literally

Soaring into the weekend like…

September 2, 2016
Total Views: 20

Thursday, June 9, 2016

WATCH: How to Launch Like a Boss

A Norwegian anti-drinking-while-boating group is back with this hilarious commercial titled, How to Launch Like a Boss, reminding viewers that boat launching is an art form best practiced sober.  The video...

June 9, 2016
Total Views: 76

Monday, February 1, 2016

WATCH: Three Little Pigs Prank Aboard USS Kennedy

This video is making its way around the internet today as possibly one of the greatest pranks in U.S. Navy history. Now I don’t know if I’d go that far but...

February 1, 2016
Total Views: 33

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Throwback Thursday – That Time Jon Stewart Took on US Food Aid and International Shipping Conglomerates

With Jon Stewart preparing for his final show tonight after 16 years as the host of The Daily Show, here’s a Throwback Thursday look at that time he took on U.S....

August 6, 2015
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hilarious Anti-Drinking While Boating PSA is a Home Run This video is so perfect. It was created for AV-OG-TIL, a Norwegian NGO working to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol. The aim is to raise awareness around the...

June 23, 2015
Total Views: 50

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

‘Mayday We Are Sinking’ – This German Coast Guard VIDEO Never Gets Old

This video side-splitting video is not new. In fact, it was first posted on gCaptain way back in May 2007 but, we ask you, does it ever get old? [contextly_sidebar...

May 6, 2015
Total Views: 1101

Saturday, February 14, 2015

If you got snow on yawh roof, you bettah get it off before it comes crashin’ down on ya

To all our international readers, this is actually how many people talk in New England. Chalk this up as a cultural experience. For those in New England, here’s your latest...

February 14, 2015
Total Views: 0

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sailor Tells Best ‘Laziest Person’ Story of All Time

In a recent Ask Reddit subreddit, one user posed the question: "what is the laziest thing you've ever done?" One sailor's response by far takes the cake.

February 5, 2015
Total Views: 2549

Monday, January 5, 2015

I’m Beached Brew

Do you have any plankton brew?

January 5, 2015
Total Views: 12

Friday, June 27, 2014

Naked Man Found Standing on Ship’s Rudder – PHOTOS

We put this first photo up on the gCaptain Facebook page yesterday as a “caption this” and it was such at hit, that we thought we’d provide a little bit...

June 27, 2014
Total Views: 105

Monday, June 16, 2014

VIDEO: Cocky Relief Captain Fails at Line Throwing

This relief Captain was apparently giving the deckhands a hard time so they had him put his money where his mouth is.

June 16, 2014
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

VIDEO: Bulker Crew Trolls Seagulls

Polish crew has a little fun with a flock of seagulls that decided this bulk carrier was a good place to take a break. That is until...

May 20, 2014
Total Views: 5

Friday, April 11, 2014

Dutch Reporter Gives Best Interview Ever – Video

A Dutch reporter is onboard a ship to interview the Mayor of Kampen when, well, this happens...

April 11, 2014
Total Views: 34

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Shark Diving with a Bird Cage? No Worries Mate!

Ahh Australia...

January 16, 2014
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Britney Spears Music Used to Ward Off Somali Pirates – Reports Addressed

So reports have been circulating this week quoting a Merchant Navy Officer who claims that her vessel's shipboard security personnel used Britney Spears music to ward off approaching Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean.

October 30, 2013
Total Views: 21

Monday, October 28, 2013

WATCH: Guy Gets Hilariously Rude Awakening in Norway

A reminder to always sleep with one eye open...

October 28, 2013
Total Views: 17

Friday, August 16, 2013

Drunk Chinese Dude Passes Out in Shipping Container Bound for America

After a night of drinking in Qingdao, China, Jiang Wu mistook a shipping container as his hotel room. It’s a classic mistake that no doubt happens to thousands of people...

August 16, 2013
Total Views: 7

Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Are You a Sea Captain Looking for Love? Well Look No Further…

For all you sailors who are looking for love this Valentine’s Day, this may be exactly the dating resource you were looking for: If anyone has any success stories,...

February 14, 2013
Total Views: 26