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Friday, September 12, 2008
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Don’t Miss The Boat – Flight Tips For Catching Your Ship

Catching a flight to your ship soon? Here are the best websites to help you get there on time: FAA’ s Real Time Flight Delay Status Map: LINK Seat

September 12, 2008
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Thursday, May 29, 2008
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Safety Reminder – Never Stand Under A Load

Safety First – Container Terminal In Hongkong – Click here for another funny movie. Safety Reminder – Never stand under the load of a

May 29, 2008
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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Starved to Sleep

Photo by christinepilote Can you starve to death sleep? We have highlighted national sleep week, showed you how to cheat on sleep and even provided outrageous

May 28, 2008
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008
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Dialing 911 Worldwide – International Emergency Phone Numbers

911 Dispatch brings us this map of International Emergency phone numbers. Click HERE for the latest version. For more time zone and international dialing

May 7, 2008
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008
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Sailor, the Nose Knows!

Sailor, the Nose Knows! By John G. Denham After spending most of my younger days at sea and standing topside watches on open bridges in all kinds of weather

April 30, 2008
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Friday, February 22, 2008
Weather

Quick Tip – Did My AMVER / VOS Report Get to NOAA?

Did you send a AMVER / SEAS report to NOAA and are unsure if they received it? Head over to NOAA’s VOS Observations Received Table and search down the

February 22, 2008
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Thursday, January 31, 2008
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Mariner Finance 101 – 401k

  Mariners, Take Full Advantage of Your 401K   By Capt. Ben Dinsmore As shipping companies continue to phase out defined pension plans for an ever

January 31, 2008
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Monday, January 21, 2008
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Twitter Yourself From Disasters

If we only had one technology related wish for 2008 it would be that every mariner watched this video. Reminder: This is important people! FROM WIRED: While

January 21, 2008
Total Views: 16

Monday, January 14, 2008
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DIY Close-Up Lens with Binoculars

Our bandwidth is suffering today so we are going to trust Lifehacker’s advice on this one. They tell us: Do-it-yourselfer Chris Knight explains that the

January 14, 2008
Total Views: 171

Monday, January 7, 2008
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Air Travel With Your Knife – How To

The stats are in and 2007 was a bad year for lost baggage. We hope that you take crucial items like your license with you in a carry-on bag

January 7, 2008
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Friday, January 4, 2008
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Getting off the 16-20 watch in port? Find out what’s open.

You pull into port and are busy most of the day getting ready for the discharge, suddenly it’s 16:00 and you have to report to watch. Now you need

January 4, 2008
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Monday, October 22, 2007
gCaptain

errata and a look inside the mind of a ship’s captain.

On a recent story I confused the Norwegian Dawn with the Norwegian Dream. The error itself is small but the implications are large and the reason for the error

October 22, 2007
Total Views: 59

Sunday, October 21, 2007
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Watch your….. finances – Mint

Last week I signed up for the new web service MINT and I’m impressed. The new takes your financial information and breaks it down by cost. Why is this

October 21, 2007
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Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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gCaptain Reading List – Favorite Maritime Books?

In light of our previous post, we ask… What are your favorite Maritime Books? (To answer click

August 22, 2007
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Maritime Books of The Week – Navigation

Shiptalk, the British mariner’s website, has a book suggestion for us: “The Last Navigator”; by Steve Thomas, chronicles the author’s

August 22, 2007
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Monday, August 20, 2007
Video

Using Google Earth to Track Hurricanes

Additional Links For Google Earth Storm Tracking: Google Earth Blog: Best Storm Tracking Tools Storm Tracking with Google Earth – Video Google Earth

August 20, 2007
Total Views: 100

Sunday, August 12, 2007
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A Mariner’s Telephone Prayers Answered

When I started sailing commercial ships (10+ years ago now) I made a promise to myself that I’d quit when my first child was born. Now as I write

August 12, 2007
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Friday, July 27, 2007
Incidents

10 Lessons Learned For Sailing in Severe Weather

In a gCaptain exclusive we were able to discuss the May 2007 abandonment of the s/v Sean Seamour II with her captain Jean Pierre de Lutz. This story was

July 27, 2007
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Monday, July 23, 2007
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gCaptain Tip – Check USCG License Application Online

Have you submitted your application to West Virgina and are awaiting a response? Try the USCG’s new website Homeport to check its status online. New to

July 23, 2007
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Monday, July 9, 2007
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gCaptain Quick Tip – Port Arrivals

Looking for ship arrivals? Check out Portarrivals.com. Search by: Port Country Region Vessel

July 9, 2007
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