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

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: 8973

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
US Merchant Marine Sailors Were Target Of Houthi Attack
Navy

US Merchant Marine Sailors Were Target Of Houthi Attack

BREAKING Houthi military spokesperson Yahya Saree said the Iranian-backed militants fired a large number of ballistic and naval missiles and drones at a

January 10, 2024
Total Views: 6687

Thursday, December 14, 2023
ship navigation bridge
Shipping

Opinion: The Shortage of Mariners Willing to Work for Less

This essay by the President of the MM&P union addresses gCaptain’s editorial about the current aversion of US maritime unions towards strikes for

December 14, 2023
Total Views: 6096

Friday, August 18, 2023
Southwest Washington-grown white wheat is loaded onto the M/V LIBERTY GLORY (Photo Credit - American Maritime Congress)
Shipping

American Maritime Industry Continues to Play Important Role in Food for Peace Program

For decades, American-produced food has played a central role in the foreign aid strategy of the United States, with a focus on combating worldwide hunger. The

August 18, 2023
Total Views: 1437

Friday, October 21, 2022
DOT and New York State Announce Concurrent Jurisdiction for Merchant Marine Academy Campus
Shipping

DOT and New York State Announce Concurrent Jurisdiction for Merchant Marine Academy Campus

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the State of New York today announced the expansion of local law enforcements’ jurisdiction to the

October 21, 2022
Total Views: 2482

Monday, July 4, 2022
US Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal
MSC

We Remember The US Merchant Marine’s Bravest Sailors This 4th Of July

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The United States Merchant Marine does not have a Medal of Honor or Navy Cross but can issue awards for bravery. Currently,

July 4, 2022
Total Views: 3901

Saturday, May 21, 2022
A Chinese flag is seen in front of the Friendship bridge over the Yalu River connecting the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in China
Navy

China Has Militarized Seafarers Says US Navy Report

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Over the many years of reporting maritime news, the idea that China could militarize its commercial maritime fleet has been

May 21, 2022
Total Views: 11859

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
U.S. merchant mariners receive the congressional gold medal award at the U.S. capitol
Defense

World War II Mariners Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

American Merchant Mariners who served during World War II were awarded the Congressional gold medal during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Ten

May 18, 2022
Total Views: 2768

Sunday, January 30, 2022
Captain John Konrad, gCaptain Founder & CEO
Blog

Editorial: Admiral, I Am NOT Ready For War

Today gCaptain received reports that the Pentagon began loading Military Sealift Command ships with tanks and heavy equipment. While we are unable to confirm

January 30, 2022
Total Views: 9097

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
ITF Says Merchant Marine Academy Sexual Assault Case Shows Urgent Need to Make Maritime Safe for Women
Shipping

ITF Says Merchant Marine Academy Sexual Assault Case Shows Urgent Need to Make Maritime Safe for Women

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says the recent report of sexual assault by a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy cadet during her at sea

November 2, 2021
Total Views: 1867

Thursday, October 14, 2021
US Lawmakers Press for Action on Merchant Marine Academy Sexual Assault Allegations
Shipping

US Lawmakers Press for Action on Merchant Marine Academy Sexual Assault Allegations

WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Transportation Department to take action to address persistent allegations of rape,

October 14, 2021
Total Views: 1413

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Senator Cantwell Requests Info from MARAD Related to Merchant Marine Academy Sexual Assaults and Harassment
Shipping

Senator Cantwell Requests Info from MARAD Related to Merchant Marine Academy Sexual Assaults and Harassment

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), in her capacity as Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has sent a letter to Acting

October 12, 2021
Total Views: 1931

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
New York Lawmakers Call for Investigation of Merchant Marine Academy Cadet’s Alleged Sexual Assault
Shipping

New York Lawmakers Call for Investigation of Merchant Marine Academy Cadet’s Alleged Sexual Assault

U.S. Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Long Island, Queens) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have called for an immediate investigation after an unidentified

October 6, 2021
Total Views: 2674

Sunday, October 3, 2021
US Merchant Marine Academy Faces Serious Sexual Assault Allegation During Cadet’s Sea Year
Shipping

US Merchant Marine Academy Faces Serious Sexual Assault Allegation During Cadet’s Sea Year

The U.S. Department of Transportation and Maritime Administration are taking a serious look into an anonymous online report by a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

October 3, 2021
Total Views: 10411

Saturday, September 11, 2021
September 11 flotilla commemoration
Shipping

BOATLIFT is An Amazing Tale of 9/11 Heroism

As the World Trade Center buildings burned and collapsed on September 11, 2001, over a half million people were evacuated from Lower Manhattan by American

September 11, 2021
Total Views: 4804

Friday, September 10, 2021
Dozens of Vessels Participate in New York Harbor Procession to Honor 9/11 Victims
Shipping

Dozens of Vessels Participate in New York Harbor Procession to Honor 9/11 Victims

American maritime interests held an event Friday in New York Harbor in recognition of 20 years since the September 11 attacks, which triggered the largest

September 10, 2021
Total Views: 2028

Sunday, September 20, 2020
WATCH: Marine Finance And The Power Of Dumb Questions
Blog

WATCH: Marine Finance And The Power Of Dumb Questions

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In our article “THIS IS NOT A DRILL”  we sounded the alarm on the failure of the US Merchant Marine. We followed

September 20, 2020
Total Views: 161

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Watch: gCaptain’s Impassioned Call For Change
Blog

Watch: gCaptain’s Impassioned Call For Change

It’s time, to be honest. gCaptain is overwhelmed and the industry is breaking. (Note: This is part one of a two part video. Click here to watch PART2)

September 15, 2020
Total Views: 277

Friday, May 8, 2020
Merchant Mariners, the Second Battle of the Atlantic, and the 75th Anniversary of VE Day
Maritime News

Merchant Mariners, the Second Battle of the Atlantic, and the 75th Anniversary of VE Day

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – In his autobiography, The Second World War, Winston Churchill said of the Battle of the Atlantic, “The only thing

May 8, 2020
Total Views: 266

Friday, March 6, 2020
Merchant Mariners for the Gold
Maritime News

Merchant Mariners for the Gold

Update March 13, 2020 – President Trump today signed into law the “Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2020,” a bill to

March 6, 2020
Total Views: 376
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