Interview With El Faro Author Rachel Slade

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Rachel Slade is a journalist and author of the bestselling book about the El Faro incident. Her book Into the Raging Sea has received keen reviews from the NY Times, Kirkus, Diesel Duck and gCaptain.  Acclaimed maritime journalist Robert Frump says this about her work: “Rachel Slade cuts through the corporate double-speak to … [Read more...]

Interview With MSC Commodore John Rinko, USN

Capt. John Rinko, commodore of the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa sectors commands hundreds of merchant mariners deployed across the European and African area of operations. These mariners work aboard U.S. Navy noncombatant ships that conduct specialized missions and move military cargo and fuel in support of U.S. forces.  Here are questions … [Read more...]

Ship Incident Rate Steady Despite New Technology – Why?

“Of all the systems on board a vessel, a human being is the most complex, and perhaps the most difficult one to integrate into a system of safer transportation.” -Tracy Murrell, Director, Office of Marine Safety, National Transportation Safety Board. For the last few decades, the maritime industry has greatly improved the reliability and user interface design of ship systems … [Read more...]

Top 10 Ways to Fail at a Job Interview

By Matt Fuhrman After observing the results of 5,000+ interviews and analyzing the patterns of who gets hired and who does not, here are the top 10 ways candidates have failed during the interview process: 10. Asking “What is in it for me?” A potential employer is looking for ways that you will add value to their company. If they sense that you are interviewing for the … [Read more...]