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Saturday, August 20, 2016
bubble chart merchant marine

Maritime Flags of Convenience Visualized

  We recently decided to get to work on some maritime visualizations. Above is a bubble graph I created representing the number of ships

August 20, 2016
Total Views: 447

Friday, January 20, 2012

Costa Concordia – The 3 Most Fatal Mistakes

What Really Killed Costa Concordia’s Passengers? Captain Schettino has received a lot of criticism in the mainstream press and, possibly, even more from

January 20, 2012
Total Views: 883

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cunard Lines Appoints Its First Female Captain

We have a lot of people come to gCaptain asking us about what conditions are like for women seafarers.  Well, since we’re men, we have no idea.  But,

December 10, 2010
Total Views: 114

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Captain Landry Wins Shipmaster of the Year Award 2010

Here at, we are VERY happy to learn that Captain Alwin Landry has won the Lloyd’s List’s coveted Shipmaster of the Year Award 2010. 

September 30, 2010
Total Views: 113

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Seized With Max Hardberger – A Nautical Book Review

It’s every mariner’s dream not just to command but commandeer, to sail without SOP’s and to have an owner that’s not only happy when

August 21, 2010
Total Views: 40

Monday, August 2, 2010

Weekly Leader Podcast 60 | Captain John Konrad

Captain John Konrad is back with former podcasting partner, Peter A. Mello, to talk about the Sinking of the Deepwater Horizon and the following BP oil spill.

August 2, 2010
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Fire Incidents

USCG Leadership Displays Ignorance at Hearings, Criminalization Of The US Mariner Continues

When gCaptain interviewed Admiral Thad Allen, then CG Commandant, last year and asked about the increase in the criminalization of mariners, he was quick to

July 20, 2010
Total Views: 20

Saturday, April 3, 2010

RivTow Hercules – Self loading, Self Dumping Log Barge The above video is of the RivTow vessel Hercules, a self loading, self dumping log barge. Captain Don Rose tells us

April 3, 2010
Total Views: 352

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

September 6, 2009
Total Views: 813

Friday, July 17, 2009

Master Of The Alien Invasion – Captain First to be Charged Under US Anti-Invasive Species Law

Master Of The Alien Invasion Chief Officer Charles P. Posas, has scored a dubious first in legal history. He is the first person to be charged with a violation

July 17, 2009
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Maritime Security

Maersk Alabama – Live Blogging

By the WSJ gCaptain called the Maersk Alabama at 1800 UTC and talked with the mate on watch. He answered “We are still in an emergency situation and can

April 8, 2009
Total Views: 104

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Foreign Flag or Flag of Convenience?

Foreign Flag or Flag of Convenience? by Ian Bowles During the glory days of empire and famous shipping lines, it would have been easy for nationalistic

February 19, 2009
Total Views: 17

Monday, January 5, 2009

Garmin Oregon GPS – Garmin’s Oregon Marine GPS

We are excited about Garmin’s new line of Portable Marine GPS’s the Garmin Oregon GPS. Why is this the must buy Portable GPS of 2009? First it has

January 5, 2009
Total Views: 23

Thursday, December 4, 2008
Maritime Security

BREAKING NEWS – M/V Athena – Somali Pirates Coordinating Attacks

Earlier today gCaptain received reports from Australia that the M/V Athena was attacked by 29 pirate boats while transiting the Gulf Of Aden. This was the

December 4, 2008
Total Views: 276

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ulstein X-BOW, A Viking Ship Redesigned for Modern Use

A vessel found in 700 AD, several centuries before Vikings ruled Norway, an Oseberg ship from approximately 800 AD and the vessel knarr from around year 1000

September 25, 2008
Total Views: 905

Thursday, April 3, 2008

If Only Kudos Went Further Than Money – LL/NI Awards

Photo By OneEighteen Your car’s parked in the lot outside a roadside diner, well off the road, when a another vehicle pulling a trailer passes. As it

April 3, 2008
Total Views: 43

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Notable Captains: Paul Wright, Master Of Cunard’s Queen Victoria

Captain Paul Wright, a Cornishman, is a kind of latter day Henry VIII – a master and commander who moves from one queen to the next in quick succession.

February 23, 2008
Total Views: 226

Friday, December 28, 2007

Maritime Podcast – MAIS Episode 4

Episode 4 of “Messing About In Ships“, our joint-venture podcast with Sea-Fever, has been posted to iTunes. This week’s topics include; A

December 28, 2007
Total Views: 3

Friday, December 21, 2007

Messing About In Ships Podcast – Interviews and Visits

This week’s highlights include: the introduction of a new feature, “A Mariner’s Perspective” with Master Mariner Captain Kelly Sweeney,

December 21, 2007
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Container Ship Captain – This Is My Job points us to Popular Mechanic’s feature “This Is My Job. World’s Coolest Professions“. This month’s feature;

December 11, 2007
Total Views: 240


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