Sunday, September 20, 2020

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 that article with...

September 20, 2020
Total Views: 96

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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) And here’s...

September 15, 2020
Total Views: 205

Friday, May 8, 2020
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 that ever really frightened me...

May 8, 2020
Total Views: 107

Friday, March 6, 2020
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 award the Congressional...

March 6, 2020
Total Views: 94

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Are Merchant Mariners Veterans?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) I have a confession to make…. I don’t want to post this video. I don’t want to share a video of me crying with hundreds...

November 12, 2019
Total Views: 747

Friday, June 7, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Loosens Radar Renewal Requirements for Experienced Mariners

The U.S. Coast Guard has published a final rule amending the requirements for renewal of a radar observer endorsement, making refresher courses no longer required for mariners who meet certain...

June 7, 2019
Total Views: 396

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Maritime News

On National Maritime Day, Where is the U.S. Merchant Marine?

May 22 is National Maritime Day in the United States.  Initiated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933, it commemorates the sailing of the American steamship Savannah across the Atlantic...

May 22, 2019
Total Views: 48

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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Editorial: Admiral, I Am NOT Ready For War

“It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.” -John F Kennedy by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) As has been the case before every...

May 8, 2019
Total Views: 761

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Maritime News

Why the United States Needs a Merchant Marine – A Historical Basis

  By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (Editorial) In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson addressed Congress and delivered a war message. In this speech he highlighted the main issue the United States...

October 23, 2018
Total Views: 225

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Maritime News

GAO: DOT Needs to Finalize Require Maritime Strategy for Sustaining the U.S.-Flag Fleet ASAP

The U.S. Department of Transportation needs to expeditiously finalize a national maritime strategy for sustaining the U.S.-flag fleet and ensuring the availability of American mariners, the Government Accountability Office said...

August 9, 2018
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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US Merchant Marine Veterans Of WW2 Have Waited 75 Years And Counting

A CASE TO SUPPORT American Merchant Marine Veterans Legislature H.R. 5879 & S. 2127 By Capt. Christopher J. Edyvean (AMMV) 75 years is an enormous amount of time to fathom for...

June 12, 2018
Total Views: 509

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Top 10 Reasons Why The US Merchant Marine Is Failing

by Capt. John Konrad (gCaptain) In 2018 politicians, presidents and corporate leaders spend a considerable amount of time in front of cameras and talking with journalists but this isn’t just...

May 31, 2018
Total Views: 912

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). Countless American Merchant Mariners have been...

May 28, 2018
Total Views: 36

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Kings Point Superintendent James Helis Accepts New Role at MARAD Headquarters

The United States Maritime Administration on Thursday announced that Rear Admiral James Helis, Superintendent of the United States Merchant Marine Academy since 2012, has accepted a position at MARAD headquarters in...

May 24, 2018
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
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The Fourth of July And American Ships

By Captain John Loftus – Around this time of year, I often ask Americans if they can name the three things the signer’s of the Declaration Of Independence pledged. Invariably, people can...

July 4, 2017
Total Views: 26

Friday, December 2, 2016
American Merchant Mariners' Memorial

U.S. Merchant Seaman Awarded Highest Civilian Medal

Fox News reports that the decades-long effort to recognize and honor the U.S. Merchant Marines of WWII took another step forward Wednesday when the House passed a bipartisan measure to award...

December 2, 2016
Total Views: 23

Sunday, May 22, 2016
Maritime News

Happy National Maritime Day 2016!

Every year on May 22nd, we honor those serving in the U.S. Merchant Marine and remember the vital role merchant mariners play in our economy and national security. So Happy...

May 22, 2016
Total Views: 28

Friday, May 22, 2015
Maritime News

U.S. Celebrates National Maritime Day!

[contextly_sidebar id=”8y9rlL2hCv5slt5F1fRPywcb8vw90zje”]Each year on May 22nd, the United States celebrates National Maritime Day, an observance of the contributions of the men and women of the U.S. merchant marine, as well...

May 22, 2015
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

The U.S. Merchant Marine Response to 9/11

Thirteen years ago today the world forever changed when thousands lost their lives in the September 11 attacks.

September 11, 2014
Total Views: 39