Tuesday, April 10, 2012

POSH a Maritime Term?

‘Port out, Starboard home’  A popular theory holds that the term Posh is derived from the initials of “Port Out, Starboard Home,” the cooler, and thus more expensive, side of ships...

April 10, 2012
Total Views: 60

Monday, August 15, 2011

Just For Fun – gCaptain 2011 Pirate QUIZ

      2011 gCaptain Pirate Quiz to test your knowledge of the marauders that plague our seas. Scorecard: 0-50% Pirate Bait 50-60% Landlubber In Disguise 60-70% Danger Will Robinson...

August 15, 2011
Total Views: 10

Monday, December 13, 2010

Kevlar balloons to raise sinking ships

Bob Couttie of Maritime Accident Casebook (MAC) points us to the following press release from BMT Group, explaining a “revolutionary new system” that uses “balloons” that rapidly inflate to provide...

December 13, 2010
Total Views: 136

Sunday, March 29, 2009

gCaptain Weekly Maritime News Quiz

Welcome to another addition of gCaptain’s Weekly News Quiz! the answer to each question can be found on the pages of gCaptain’s blog and Twitter Stream. Have fun! gcaptain_weekly_news_quiz

March 29, 2009
Total Views: 6

Monday, March 16, 2009

gCaptain’s Maritime News Quiz

Shocked that over 1000 people took last week’s Nautical Terms Quiz we decided to try out a new weekly feature: gCaptain’s Maritime News Quiz. The following questions are pulled from...

March 16, 2009
Total Views: 3

Friday, March 13, 2009

Play gCaptain Nautical Terms Quiz

Are you ready for that Master’s Job? If so, show your knowledge with our Nautical Terms Quiz. maritime_terms_quiz

March 13, 2009
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Ship Design

gCaptain Mystery Ship Quiz – What Is It?

This month’s maritime quiz was pulled from the Maritime News Headlines. So what is it?

February 10, 2009
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mini Contest: What Is This?

We are giving away a free SPOT t-shirt to the first person who can tell us about what is going on in this image. Let us know in the comments…...

October 28, 2008
Total Views: 1

Friday, July 18, 2008

Quiz – A Most Unusual Boat

We know that Friday is not gCaptain’s most popular day of the week so today’s nautical quiz should be an easy on. At least for those of you who follow...

July 18, 2008
Total Views: 16

Friday, July 4, 2008

Quiz – Titan Pullers?

You have all done well on the previous quizes so here’s a challenge. What’s featured in the picture above? UPDATE: Ignacio-Wenley Palacios correctly identified the photo as marine salvage equipment...

July 4, 2008
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Marine Geography Quiz

Test your marine geography knowledge with this URI/NOAA map of the World’s Largest Watersheds and Currents. To get you started here are the first three answers: Bearing Bering Sea Gulf...

July 1, 2008
Total Views: 156

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Quiz – Which Port Detained The Most Ships in 2007?

Let’s check our collective intellegence with a short Quiz: [polldaddy poll=”623597″] Congratulations to the 5 readers with the correct answer: Antwerp. The top ten ports for ship detentions are: Antwerp...

May 20, 2008
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

gCaptain Quiz – 4 Tiny Subsea Cables

We received email that our last quiz was just too easy so we challenge you to try this…. the above picture shows something carried aboard certain ships that’s critical to...

April 9, 2008
Total Views: 0

Thursday, March 13, 2008

gCaptain Quiz – Unusual Cargo

What is it?? A free gCaptain t-shirt goes out to the first person who can correctly identify this cargo. UPDATE: We have a winner. Charlie of Sea Wolf Engineering correctly...

March 13, 2008
Total Views: 3