Saturday, August 20, 2016
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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 registered to each flag state.   This graph...

August 20, 2016
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Friday, January 20, 2012
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Incidents

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 industry insiders including gCaptain for abandoning ship...

January 20, 2012
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Friday, December 10, 2010
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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, based on...

December 10, 2010
Total Views: 33

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Captain Landry Wins Shipmaster of the Year Award 2010

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

September 30, 2010
Total Views: 42

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 you mark arrival on time, but...

August 21, 2010
Total Views: 25

Monday, August 2, 2010
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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. Link to Podcast:...

August 2, 2010
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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 lay down the facts that...

July 20, 2010
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Saturday, April 3, 2010
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RivTow Hercules – Self loading, Self Dumping Log Barge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCxQ3j1dwko The above video is of the RivTow vessel Hercules, a self loading, self dumping log barge. Captain Don Rose tells us how the barge operates under normal operations:

April 3, 2010
Total Views: 99

Sunday, September 6, 2009
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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: 226

Friday, July 17, 2009
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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 of...

July 17, 2009
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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 not...

April 8, 2009
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Thursday, February 19, 2009
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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 tendencies to come to...

February 19, 2009
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Monday, January 5, 2009
Interesting

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 an iPhone...

January 5, 2009
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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 second cruise ship to...

December 4, 2008
Total Views: 85

Thursday, September 25, 2008
Interesting

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 AD all have...

September 25, 2008
Total Views: 328

Thursday, April 3, 2008
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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 passes the trailer...

April 3, 2008
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Saturday, February 23, 2008
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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. He...

February 23, 2008
Total Views: 38

Friday, December 28, 2007
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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 Mariner’s Perspective Captain Kelly Sweeney, master mariner, monthly...

December 28, 2007
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Friday, December 21, 2007
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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, monthly contributor to Professional Mariner magazine and author of From the...

December 21, 2007
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007
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Container Ship Captain – This Is My Job

Sea-Fever.org points us to Popular Mechanic’s feature “This Is My Job. World’s Coolest Professions“. This month’s feature; Container Ship Captain Andy Merrill, master of Matson’s M/V Manulani. They write; From...

December 11, 2007
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