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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Looking For Talent – Are You The Next Reality TV Star?

An independent producer of reality television shows, has asked our help in posting a small job opening they have on the books. In an email to gCaptain,

November 15, 2008
Total Views: 3

Friday, April 18, 2008

Arms Dealer – Cosco Busan’s Next Gig?

The Guardian tells us: A Chinese cargo ship believed to be carrying 77 tonnes of small arms, including more than 3m rounds of ammunition, AK47 assault rifles,

April 18, 2008
Total Views: 28

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Good Times for Merchant Mariners? Newbuild Statistics Might Tell.

(Originally published June 2007) The title of one story in this week’s MarEx Newsletter proclaims “Maritime Academy Graduation Heralds the

January 22, 2008
Total Views: 67

Friday, November 16, 2007
Oil Spill

Cosco Busan – Questions,Questions,Questions

By Bob Couttie  Once the US National Transportation Safety Board has produced the transcripts of the voyage data recorder from the Cosco Busan (Formerly the

November 16, 2007
Total Views: 27

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Fire Incidents

Shipping References – Cosco Busan Research Links

For those curious how the editors at gCaptain research maritime incidents like the Cosco Busan’s allision with San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, here are

November 14, 2007
Total Views: 11

Oil Spill

Cosco Busan Audio Files – San Francisco Oil Spill

Coast Guard Photo By CWO Scott Epeprson I thought I would list a few podcasts, interviews and audio files that relate to the Cosco Busan Incident and the

November 14, 2007
Total Views: 16

Monday, September 24, 2007

U.S. v. Martin Kapp – 10 Mariner Tax Questions Answered

U.S. v. Kapp – What Happened? By James MacGuire As many are aware at this point, Mr. Kapp was the defendant in an action brought forth by the United

September 24, 2007
Total Views: 176


Mariner Tax Expert James MacGuire

We have been hard at work finding information for those who have been “Kappsized” by the IRS’ decision against certain aspects of mariner tax

September 24, 2007
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Case Of The Killer Catch – Special Edition MAC Report

Bob Couttie sent us an email yesterday announcing a Special Edition of his Maritime Accident Casebook. Why did he release this issue early? ….because

September 12, 2007
Total Views: 13

Monday, September 10, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

EPIRB Failure – F/V Papa George

What is the single most import piece of electronics aboard your ship? For me it’s the EPIRB. If all else fails I will need help fast and the EPIRB

September 10, 2007
Total Views: 63

Monday, August 27, 2007

gCaptain Blogroll – Big Ships

I wanted to take some time and thank some of our partner sites; Maritime Experts from around the web. I also wanted to take the time to explain each

August 27, 2007
Total Views: 4

Monday, August 20, 2007

Ebba Maersk – World Largest Sistership

“Ship of the Week” brings us the fifth in the Maersk E-Class Container Ships and Sister Ship to the Emma Maersk: The Ebba Maersk (IMO: 9321524,

August 20, 2007
Total Views: 95

Monday, August 13, 2007

Maritime Magazine – gCaptain Ad Debut

An Exciting Announcement – Maritime Executive Magazine An exciting announcement from gCaptain… Our new internet ad will debut on an upcoming issue

August 13, 2007
Total Views: 3

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Ask a Maritime Expert. Response Guaranteed

Need background information for your newspaper, blog, research paper…? Need help with your job search, career plans, maritime training, coast guard

August 4, 2007
Total Views: 5

Monday, July 30, 2007

If it’s Monday…

No longer are Mondays a day to dread. If you have a case of the Mondays then head over to Fred Fry’s Maritime Monday for links to the best

July 30, 2007
Total Views: 4

Saturday, June 23, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Pasha Bulker – Photo Slideshow

Here is a random selection of the best (and worst) photos of the coal ship “Pasha Bulker” grounded on Nobby’s Beach courtesy of Flickr. For

June 23, 2007
Total Views: 714

Friday, June 22, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Maritime Experts Consider Dismantling Pasha Bulker For Scrap

In an interesting turn of events the salvage team working to remove the Coal Ship that ran aground on a popular Australian beach believe Pasha Bulker is

June 22, 2007
Total Views: 27

Friday, June 15, 2007

Maritime Experts Delay Salvage of Grounded Vessel

The latest word from Newcastle, Australia is to wait before re-floating the grounded coal ship “Pasha Bulker”. The West gives us information

June 15, 2007
Total Views: 164

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hospital Ship Comfort Departs to South America

In some of the most positive military news of recent memory we get word of preparations being made aboard the USNS Comfort for tomorrow’s departure on a

June 14, 2007
Total Views: 59


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