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Tuesday, July 9, 2024
French frigate escort

Maritime Unions Call on NATO to Boost Merchant Marine Investment

A coalition of maritime unions from NATO member states has issued a joint statement urging the alliance to increase investment in the merchant marine, which is

1 hour ago
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Monday, February 26, 2024
U.S. Coast Guard Making Changes to Merchant Mariner Credential Format

U.S. Coast Guard Making Changes to Merchant Mariner Credential Format

The U.S. Coast Guard is set to introduce a new merchant mariner credential (MMC) format on March 1, 2024, marking the first significant revision of the

February 26, 2024
Total Views: 14533

Sunday, January 28, 2024
Modern Loose Lips Sink Ships poster

Loose Lips Do Not Sink Ships, Public Apathy Does

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain OpEd) Last week, two US-flagged ships manned by US Merchant Mariners were targeted by Houthis and forced to turn around. This

January 28, 2024
Total Views: 8988

Friday, December 22, 2023
American Flag Ship

US Sailors Stranded In Red Sea Deserve Immediate Military Support

UPDATE: Scroll to the bottom for an update on the possible movement of US Flagged ships behind French naval convoy gCaptain has received reports that the

December 22, 2023
Total Views: 137633

Monday, May 22, 2023
The first-in-class National Security Multi-Mission Vessel, NSMV 1, aka Empire State VII, is floated out of dry dock at Philly Shipyard. Photo: courtesy of RADM Alfultis

National Maritime Day Opinion: U.S. Must Maintain its Merchant Marine Fleet to Protect Our Sovereignty

By Mike Stevens (Editorial) National Maritime Day, today, May 22, has come and gone over the years with little fanfare. The critical importance of our national

May 22, 2023
Total Views: 4504

Sunday, April 16, 2023
War Sailor movie

War Sailor: A Masterpiece Sheds Light On PTSD And The Unsung Heroes Of The Sea

by John Konrad (gCaptain) As a US Merchant Marine captain, Merchant Marine veteran advocate, and the husband of a decorated Merchant Marine war veteran, I find

April 16, 2023
Total Views: 10195

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
US Navy Supply Ship Conrep

New Report Says US Navy Capacity Is “Very Weak”

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) US Congressman Mike Gallagher, a Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee, delivered a stark warning to

October 19, 2022
Total Views: 5492

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Atlantic Conveyor Merchant Navy Ceremony

UK Remembers Merchant Navy Sailors Lost In Falklands War

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) and Cunard have marked the 40th anniversary of the ‘darkest day in ACL’s history’ when its vessel, the Liverpool

May 26, 2022
Total Views: 3777

Friday, September 3, 2021
Australian Red Ensign
Maritime News

Australian Merchant Mariners Are Asking To Be Considered Essential Workers

Maritime Industry Australia Ltd (MIAL) joined Minister Gee, on Merchant Navy Day, to recognize the contribution of Australian merchant mariners of the past and

September 3, 2021
Total Views: 1414

Monday, November 4, 2019
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Receives Prestigious Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award
Maritime News

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Receives Prestigious Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award

United Seamen’s Service has awarded its prestigious 2019 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award (AOTOS) to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao in

November 4, 2019
Total Views: 42

Sunday, July 21, 2019
apollo 11 bootprint

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for the Merchant Marine

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano – As we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of mankind’s first steps upon the lunar surface, many have focused their

July 21, 2019
Total Views: 177

Monday, May 28, 2018

Remembering Those Lost At Sea In War And Peace

Today is Memorial Day in the United States and gCaptain will donate a portion of all patriotic shirts to the American Merchant Marine Veterans (AMMV).

May 28, 2018
Total Views: 62

Friday, October 14, 2016
WATCH: Sailors From a Landlocked Country

WATCH: Sailors From a Landlocked Country

The Swiss merchant navy celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, and up until the 1960s, the crews of Swiss ocean-going freighters were still mainly

October 14, 2016
Total Views: 28

Friday, September 2, 2016

UK Announces New Merchant Navy Medal

UK Chamber Of Shipping CEO, Guy Platten has welcomed the announcement today of the recipients of the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service;   “I

September 2, 2016
Total Views: 44

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) during sea trials
Maritime News

U.S. Navy Asks Lockheed Martin to Fix LCS Problems

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — Lockheed Martin Corp. is under orders from the U.S. Navy to correct quality control failures in building its version of

May 10, 2016
Total Views: 141

Thursday, July 12, 2012
So You Want to Become a Mariner?

So You Want to Become a Mariner?

Reality Is Nothing Like The Dream By Forum, So you got it somewhere in your head that a life at sea is for you. The constant adventure,

July 12, 2012
Total Views: 963

Monday, June 25, 2012
Top Five #ThankYouSeafarer Videos

Top Five #ThankYouSeafarer Videos

In honor of 2012’s Day of The Seafarer, the International Maritime Organization has started a viral campaign asking people around the world to use social

June 25, 2012
Total Views: 30

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
U.S. Honors Merchant Marine on National Maritime Day

U.S. Honors Merchant Marine on National Maritime Day

Today here in the U.S. is National Maritime Day! National Maritime Day was officially declared by Congress in 1933 to honor the contributions of the American

May 22, 2012
Total Views: 14

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Marad Honors Merchant Mariners Role in 9/11 Response [VIDEO]

Marad Honors Merchant Mariners Role in 9/11 Response [VIDEO]

The Maritime Administration has released a new video in honor of the merchant mariners that responded to the September 11th attacks, evacuating hundreds of

September 7, 2011
Total Views: 53

Monday, August 1, 2011
A look at the new U.S. Merchant Marine Forever stamps

A look at the new U.S. Merchant Marine Forever stamps

Illustration courtesy USPS Last week, the United States Postal Service issued 60 million Forever stamps commemorating the history of the U.S. Merchant

August 1, 2011
Total Views: 158


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