Friday, February 11, 2011

Petrobras approves order for 7 deepwater rigs for $4.64B

Petrobras’ board of directors approved the bidding process for the construction, in Brazil, of the first seven of a total of 28 offshore drilling rigs intended to meet its long-term...

February 11, 2011
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Transpetro opens 342 positions for Brazil’s Merchant Marine officers

Monday, Transpetro, Petrobras’ subsidiary for transportation logistics, called for the immediate admission of 342 officers of the Merchant Marine to man the vessels operating in its fleet. The period to...

February 8, 2011
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Go Sail A Rust Bucket – 10 Reasons Why

Each year hundreds of cadets graduate America’s Maritime Academies looking for a Third Mate job with the country’s best shipping companies. Polar Tankers, Transocean, Matson… the names don’t change and...

December 29, 2010
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Friday, October 22, 2010

The gCaptain FreeBoard – free and unlimited job postings for employers worldwide

We just launched yesterday!  Please have a look around and let us know what sort of tweaking is needed to make this as useful as possible.

October 22, 2010
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Joining a New Vessel as DPO

Joining a new vessel can be a very exciting time. There are new people to meet, tasks to complete & food to eat! You may already have experience with the type of work that vessel performs, or it may be completely new to you. Either way, it is up to you to become familiar with the ship and the onboard culture as quickly as possible.

September 23, 2010
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Advancing in Your Seagoing Career – Accelerated Development

Accelerated development? On his first day offshore, a recent graduate from a top-notch university approached a rig hand, and introduced himself as a future Rig Manager. Not impressed by this...

September 9, 2010
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

What Jobs are Done with Dynamic Positioning? – Pt. 5

Heavy Lift This serious operation has a large potential for disaster should something go wrong. Setting large suction piles or even an entire accomodation unit on top of a platfrom is a precision job that requires precise technology.

September 8, 2010
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

What Jobs Are Done With Dynamic Positioning? – Pt. 4

Part 4 in our series continues on with a look at Dynamic Positioning and how it is used on more conventional, deep sea vessels. Make sure to look at Part...

September 5, 2010
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Friday, August 27, 2010

What Jobs Are Done With Dynamic Positioning? – Pt. 3

Moving on with our series; What Jobs Are Done With DP? Make sure to read Part 1 & Part 2 as well!  All comments are welcome. Pipe Lay Laying Pipe...

August 27, 2010
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

What Jobs Are Done With Dynamic Positioning? – Pt.2

Part 2 in our series about the jobs that are done with Dynamic Positioning Vessels.  You can view the first part of the series HERE. ROV Boats Another important task...

August 26, 2010
Total Views: 35

Friday, February 5, 2010

Coming Ashore? 10 Things You Should Do When Interviewing

10 Things You Should Do When Interviewing by Matt Furhman – Faststream Earlier this week we brought you the Top 10 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Interviewing.  Hopefully you did...

February 5, 2010
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Coming Ashore? 10 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Interviewing

10 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Interviewing By Matt Fuhrman – Faststream For most, coming ashore may be easy but nailing that perfect job is tough.  Here are ten things...

February 2, 2010
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

U.S. Seafarers Already Seeing Affects of Proposed Changes to Jones Act

Upon arrival in the office this morning, I had the following press release from about 4 people sitting in my inbox.  It reads: The impact of proposed changes to the...

September 2, 2009
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Friday, August 7, 2009

Merchant Marine Jobs – 101 (or so) Tips To Find A Dream Job At Sea

Over the past few months the gCaptain team has been working hard to put together the internet’s best Merchant Marine Jobs Board and, after finally launching it to the public...

August 7, 2009
Total Views: 120

Friday, June 19, 2009

gCaptain Announcement – Maritime Job Section Launched!

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of the all new Maritime Jobs Section on!  This decision finally comes after numerous requests and a high demand from gCaptain...

June 19, 2009
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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Maritime Job Board Preview – This Weekend Only

Photo by Erica Marshall In April gCaptain was excited to announce opening the new MARITIME JOBS SECTION to our forum member BETA testers. Currently We are still working out the bugs and invitations are limited but,...

June 6, 2009
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Sunday, April 12, 2009

gCaptain’s Maritime Jobs FAQ

Short Maritime Jobs FAQ Why is gCaptain getting into the job market? Currently the market is scattered among several maritime job site s making it difficult and time consuming to...

April 12, 2009
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Looking For Maritime Professionals – gCaptain Jobs Enters BETA Testing

Photo by Erica Marshall We are excited to announce gCaptain’s new MARITIME JOBS SECTION! Currently we are in BETA testing which means it’s not ready for prime time use but...

April 3, 2009
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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Faststream Launches Seagoing Recruitment

gCaptain is very pleased to bring you the following message from gCaptains’s most dedicated sponsor, Faststream Recruitment.

March 5, 2009
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Faststream’s Maritime Employment Review – Autumn 2008

Despite the declining shipping markets, global maritime recruitment firm Faststream says that it is experiencing strong demand from its shipowning, broking and commodity clients for commercial shipping candidates. Writing in...

October 22, 2008
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