Monday, August 30, 2010

Funny Sh*t My Captain Says

A friend who knew my father recently sent me a book titled Sh*t My Dad Says (HarperCollins 2010). Well not only was it really funny but, apparently, I am not...

August 30, 2010
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Photo of The Week – U.S.C.G. shows off at Red Bull’s Flugtag

U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA2 Matt Schofield This week’s photo is brought to us by members from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles.  Here they watch as their rendition...

August 25, 2010
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Monday, July 26, 2010
Oil Spill

MARPOL Advisory – When Should You Spill Your Oil? (humor)

This crane contributed to the development of this instruction manual Before we go any further, please note: If you are anywhere in or near the US Gulf of Mexico and...

July 26, 2010
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Incident Photo of The Week – George H.W. Bush Runs Boat Aground

RIP George H.W. Bush  Former President George H.W. Bush apparently ran his 38-foot boat aground on a beach in Maine while out in fog.  According to the AP, Bush’s Fidelity IV...

July 13, 2010
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Oil Spill

70’s Board Game: BP Offshore Oil Strike

Check out this old 70’s board game that has been being autcioned off on eBay.  CNN news blog tells us: A nearly 40-year-old board game is getting a lot of...

July 6, 2010
Total Views: 7

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Captain Richard Phillips on “The Daily Show”

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

April 8, 2010
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Ship Design

Pimp My Ship!

Fit out the phattest sea-ride… Make your suggestions to the best, wildest fantasy ship, and see your ideas come to life By Ryan Skinner for 59° 56′ N Somewhere, at...

March 9, 2010
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Sunday, September 6, 2009

The World’s Youngest Master Mariner

We have received many great article submissions in gCaptain’s YOUblog section, the place where mariners get a chance to blog, but few posts have received the quick acclaim of this...

September 6, 2009
Total Views: 110

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Funny Video – Navy Captain’s Mistake

This video was first brought to our attention on the Forum, but we think it deserves a post here on the blog.  According to the comments made on YouTube, this...

May 13, 2009
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Friday, December 19, 2008

Forum Discussion: Animal Planet Whale Wars

The Forum now has nearly 900 active users who discuss wide variety issues that apply to the professional mariner. Some are deadly serious. Others are strictly entertaining and way...

December 19, 2008
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

10 Things To Know Before Boarding an “Unsinkable” Ship

Mental Floss brings us “Ship Happens – 10 Things To Know Before Boarding an “Unsinkable” Ship“: So, on that note, today is the 96th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Yes,...

October 15, 2008
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Golden Shellback FAQ

1. Who developed this coating? a. Northeast Maritime Institute in Fairhaven, MA USA has an engineering group under its sister company Transportation Security Logistics. This group worked to solve a...

July 16, 2008
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Monday, July 14, 2008

The Boaters Complete The Caption

Our friends at have came up with a fun game called “Complete The Caption”. Each day they post a new photo submitted by their users and allow you to…....

July 14, 2008
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

You are not where you think you are! Explained.

(Ed. note: This comes from a current student, Dave Yell. You may well be able to deduce that Dave is British. In deed he held a Unlimited License there. He’s...

March 25, 2008
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Friday, February 29, 2008

Humor: The front fell off

In the vein of Abbot and Costello’s “Who’s On First,” only related to ships. Thanks to BitterEnd reader Robert S, of Seattle and gCaptain forum user CMA_decky for this great...

February 29, 2008
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Monday, February 25, 2008

Nautical Misnomers that drive me crazy

Working aboard boats in Puget Sound, I hear lots on the radio. This is but a short list of Nautical Misnomers that ticks me off: Slack Tide … there is...

February 25, 2008
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Fire Incidents

Bravo on My Watch – By The Artful Blogger

Bravo on My Watch By The Artful Blogger I review shipboard incidents every day. It’s what I write about. Unfortunately, there’s plenty of material out there. The other day, something...

January 30, 2008
Total Views: 7

Friday, January 25, 2008

What Are You Sinking About?

g Captain's favorite video - what happens if you call the German Coast Guard when your ship starts sinking? What are you thinking about?? We're thinking this is the best humor video of the year. Is it really THAT funny? Play the video to find out.

January 25, 2008
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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Titanic Video Slideshow

“This video contains a lot of (very old) pictures on Titanic, and even two short (original) films” Related Post: Was the titanic sunk by a small key?

November 4, 2007
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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Lost in Translation – French Humor

Tim’s Times has a conversation that put a big smile on our faces and reminded me of my favorite TV commercial. Here’s the story: You have to imagine a heavy...

October 25, 2007
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