Thursday, October 14, 2021
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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, sexual assault, and sexual harassment made by midshipmen...

October 14, 2021
Total Views: 1302

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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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 Maritime Administrator Lucinda Lesley requesting...

October 12, 2021
Total Views: 1847

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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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 female Midshipman at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy...

October 6, 2021
Total Views: 2564

Sunday, October 3, 2021
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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 (USMMA) cadet who claims she was...

October 3, 2021
Total Views: 9409

Saturday, September 11, 2021
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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 merchant mariners leading a flotilla...

September 11, 2021
Total Views: 2840

Friday, September 10, 2021
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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 maritime evacuation in U.S. history....

September 10, 2021
Total Views: 1927

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 that article with...

September 20, 2020
Total Views: 100

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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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: 225

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: 117

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: 154

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 with hundreds...

November 12, 2019
Total Views: 781

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: 440

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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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: 57

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: 813

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: 253

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: 15

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: 598

Thursday, May 31, 2018
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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: 995

Monday, May 28, 2018
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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: 40

Thursday, May 24, 2018
News

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: 72