Tuesday, June 1, 2021
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Blog

Watch ‘Black Trail’ – New Documentary Film Nails the IMO on Carbon Emissions

The new documentary film Black Trail offers a look into the environmental impacts of the shipping industry, a sector which the film’s producers claim “is all but untouchable as it...

June 1, 2021
Total Views: 3673

Monday, March 29, 2021
Shipping

Suez Canal Unblocked – Freedom for the Ever Given!

In this latest video, gCaptain founder and CEO Captain John Konrad discusses the successful refloating of the MV Ever Given to unblock the Suez Canal: Full Coverage: MV Ever Given...

March 29, 2021
Total Views: 8567

Saturday, March 27, 2021
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Video

Watch: Who Is Responsible For The Ever Given Grounding?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Who is responsible for the Ever Given Grounding? And who will pay for the damages? This is a complicated topic considering the captain is Indian, the...

March 27, 2021
Total Views: 47559

Friday, March 26, 2021
Stranded container ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it ran aground, in Suez Canal
Accidents

Watch Part 2: A Naval Historian and Master Mariner Discuss the Ever Given Grounding in Suez

In Part 2 of their popular video series, Dr. Sal Mercogliano, Associate Professor of History at Campbell University and Adjunct Professor at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, along with...

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 5472

Thursday, March 25, 2021
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Grounding Incidents

Watch: How To Salvage A Grounded Suez Canal Mega-Ship

How long could the Suez Canal salvage operation take? Could the mega containership Ever Given capsize? Could her hull crack and spill oil like the grounded bunker Wakashio did in...

March 25, 2021
Total Views: 22779

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Accidents

VIDEO: How Does A Ship Run Aground In The Suez Canal

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Yesterday morning an ultra-large containership ran aground and blocking ship traffic in the Suez Canal. AIS data shows the MV Ever Given is stuck sideways...

March 24, 2021
Total Views: 43003

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Environment

U.S. Coast Guard Conducts Simulated Rescue on Offshore Wind Turbine

It’s an inevitable fact that the United States is set for a major increase in the number of wind turbines off its coast in the coming decade. This means more...

October 22, 2020
Total Views: 167

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Evergreen

Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video

In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal’s Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. After receiving the flashing amber approach light indicating that the bridge...

October 22, 2020
Total Views: 4543

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Interesting

Massive Explosion in Beirut Port Area Rocks Lebanon’s Capital

By Samia Nakhoul and Yara Abi Nader BEIRUT, Aug 4 (Reuters) – A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the center of Beirut killed more than 25 people,...

August 4, 2020
Total Views: 269

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Blog

VIDEO: THANK YOU To The Unseen Maritime Professionals On The Front Lines Of COVID-19

While gCaptain joins the majority of people working from home, Coast Guard, Navy, Tugboaters, Seafarers, facilities engineers, ferry captains, and millions of maritime professionals are at work on the front lines of this pandemic.

March 19, 2020
Total Views: 26

Monday, January 13, 2020
Blog

Time-Lapse: Two Week U.S. East Coast Run in 10 Minutes

Check out this new video from Youtuber JeffHK showing an East Coast transit with calls in New York, Charleston and Savannah. According to Jeff, the time-lapse was filmed over a...

January 13, 2020
Total Views: 41

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Maritime News

Watch: Boat Catches Part of SpaceX Rocket in Net

Check out this video posted by SpaceX’s Elon Musk showing part of a rocket being caught by ship at sea with a giant net.  The catch comes after SpaceX launched...

August 7, 2019
Total Views: 18

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Maritime News

Viral Video Shows Passenger Cruise Take on Huge Breaking Waves

Apparently this took place in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 30, 2019. “A charter boat on their return from a sunset cruise ran into huge waves. He was coming into the...

July 10, 2019
Total Views: 89

Monday, June 17, 2019
Maritime News

Watch: Amazing Time-Lapse Shows the World’s Biggest Nuclear Icebreakers

Check out this mesmerizing time-lapse showing the Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Yamal conducting Arctic operations along the Northern Sea Route. The video was released by the Russian-based media company TimeLab which...

June 17, 2019
Total Views: 177

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Thule Air Base
Defense

Time-Lapse Video: Resupplying Thule Air Base, America’s Northernmost Military Installation

Located 207 km north of the Arctic Circle, on the northwest coast of the island of Greenland, Thule Air Base is the US military’s northernmost installation. Thule’s arctic environment includes icebergs...

April 24, 2019
Total Views: 63

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Maritime News

Video: Can this Tiny Car Pull a 13,000 Metric Ton Ship?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA-6Bs-NAhw Going into the video I honestly wasn’t sure what the outcome would be. The car in the video is a Citroen Grand Tour C3, which host Jeremy Clarkson notes...

March 13, 2019
Total Views: 76

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Interesting

WATCH: Tanker Smashes Bridge as Typhoon Jebi Slams Japan

A tanker smashed into the bridge linking Japan’s Kansai International Airport with the mainland on Tuesday as a powerful typhoon slammed Japan’s western coast. The tanker, named Houn Maru, was...

September 4, 2018
Total Views: 11

Friday, August 31, 2018
Interesting

Facepalm: Some Idiot Drives Truck Onto a NorCal Jetty Last Year To Watch Waves… Needed An Airlift Out

The U.S. Coast Guard had to rescue a man from the Humboldt Bay north jetty in northern California last year after he drove his truck on the jetty and became...

August 31, 2018
Total Views: 112

Thursday, August 30, 2018
News

Need to Relax? Try Listening to the Sounds of an Idling Icebreaker Beset by Ice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpW7iYfuGDU I’ll take idling arctic icebreaker beset in ice and snow over North Atlantic cargo ship in winter storm any day.  Via Relax Sleep ASMR: 10 hours video of Arctic ambience with...

August 30, 2018
Total Views: 46

Maritime News

This Video of a Lab Simulated Rogue Wave Will Make Your Palms Sweat

It’s a sailor’s worst nightmare. A monster wave that comes out of nowhere, two to three times bigger than the others. In certain cases, waves like this are capable of...

August 30, 2018
Total Views: 454