u.s. merchant marine


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: 3772

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: 10969

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: 2581

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: 8084

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
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: 1835

Thursday, October 14, 2021
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: 1397

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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: 1922

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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: 2648

Sunday, October 3, 2021
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: 10050

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: 3270

Friday, September 10, 2021
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: 1985

Sunday, September 20, 2020
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: 153

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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: 254

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

May 8, 2020
Total Views: 181

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

March 6, 2020
Total Views: 239

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Blog

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

November 12, 2019
Total Views: 974

Friday, June 7, 2019
Ship Radar ECDIS Console
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

June 7, 2019
Total Views: 612

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Matson-containership-Daniel-K.-Inouye
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

May 22, 2019
Total Views: 100

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

October 23, 2018
Total Views: 346

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

August 9, 2018
Total Views: 24