Monday, November 4, 2019
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 recognition of her career-long commitment to...

November 4, 2019
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Sunday, July 21, 2019
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Interesting

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 attention to the heavens, but a key...

July 21, 2019
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Monday, May 28, 2018
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Blog

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). Countless American Merchant Mariners have been...

May 28, 2018
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Friday, October 14, 2016
News

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 Swiss.

October 14, 2016
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Friday, September 2, 2016
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Defense

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 am delighted to congratulate all...

September 2, 2016
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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 the Littoral Combat Ship, an...

May 10, 2016
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Blog

So You Want to Become a Mariner?

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

July 12, 2012
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Monday, June 25, 2012
Blog

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 media to highlight just how...

June 25, 2012
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Blog

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 merchant marine in wartime...

May 22, 2012
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Blog

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 thousands from lower Manhattan and bringing...

September 7, 2011
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Monday, August 1, 2011
Blog

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 Marine.  The stamps, illustrated by Dennis Lyall under...

August 1, 2011
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Friday, July 29, 2011
Blog

Show me the money! Suny Maritime ranks in top 20 schools for making $$$

Screenshot courtesy Payscale.com Jealous of your ASU buddies’ “girls gone wild” college experience?  How about your friends over in NYU bragging about how hip Manhattan is?  Are you sick and...

July 29, 2011
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Friday, June 17, 2011
Navy

Merchant Marine Reserve Program becomes Strategic Sealift Officer Program

By: Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Strategic Mobility and Combat Logistics Division WASHINGTON (NNS) — After extensive coordination with several Navy organizations and the U.S. Maritime Administration, the...

June 17, 2011
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Thursday, April 28, 2011
Maritime News

Navy League: Skilled Merchant Marine, Strong U.S. Shipbuilding Critical to America’s Economic and National Security

A skilled Merchant Marine and strong U.S. shipbuilding industry are critical to America’s national and economic security declares the Navy League of the United States in its just-released 2011-12 Policy...

April 28, 2011
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Blog

US Navy to Merchant Marine transition advice

Thanks to M_R_Thurman for the Forum post… So, I’m writing this no reason other than to help other Navy guys that wish to transfer over to the Merchant Marines. I’m...

December 28, 2010
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Thursday, November 12, 2009
Interesting

S O S = Save Our Ships

By John G. Denham No matter what is preserved or kept safe, it costs money! In my past life I shared my useful abilities with the U.S. Merchant Marine and...

November 12, 2009
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Friday, August 7, 2009
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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
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Friday, December 5, 2008
Interesting

BIMCO – ISF shipping industry statistics

We recently ran across some interesting statistics from a 2005 joint study on manpower from BIMCO and the ISF. Q: How many officers are currently employed aboard ships?

December 5, 2008
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
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Pirates Choose Wrong Ship to Mess With

In reaction to what appeared to be an attempted hijacking, a security team aboard United States Naval Vessel John Lenthall was forced to fire warning shots at two small boats...

September 25, 2008
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Saturday, March 15, 2008
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English For Maritime Students – STCW Competency Evaluation

Photo by Oneeighteen In October of last year the Shipping & Transport College of Rotterdam held the International Maritime English Conference. A key topic of debate was the IMO’s current...

March 15, 2008
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