Web 2.0

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Oasis of the Seas Website Launches Weekly “Webisodes”

Royal Caribbean has released the first of many “webisodes” on the highly anticipated Oasis of the Seas. The webisodes will be released weekly on

May 13, 2009
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Captain Richard Phillips’ Exclusive Interview with NBC’s Today Show – Video

Here is the Today Show’s exclusive interview with Captain Richards Phillips of the Maersk Alabama.  Video courtesy of Hulu.com. NOTE: This video only

April 28, 2009
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Photo Friday – gCaptain’s Flickr Photostream

Some of you may have noticed the recent change we made to gCaptain’s homepage.  I will not get into the underlying reasons for the switch, but one thing

April 3, 2009
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Welcome Aboard! USCG Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach Launches New Blog

The United States Coast Guard continues its push to Web 2.o as a means of sharing information with the general public with the launch of a new blog: Coast

April 2, 2009
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Social Networking Sites – What Are You Using? – Poll

Here at gCaptain, we have relied primarily on search engine optimization (SEO), regularly updating the blog, word-of-mouth and some great partnerships to grow

February 20, 2009
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Friday, December 19, 2008

World Port Source Plots All

Marinebuzz.com points us to World Port Source, a website that plots all the ports of the world on an easy to use and familiar Google Map.  World Port Source

December 19, 2008
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Friday, November 28, 2008

Modernization Of The United States Coast Guard

iCommandant, the “Web Journal of Admiral Thad Allen” has recently posted updates on the Coast Guard’s modernization initiatives. Admiral

November 28, 2008
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Don’t Miss The Boat – Flight Tips For Catching Your Ship

Catching a flight to your ship soon? Here are the best websites to help you get there on time: FAA’ s Real Time Flight Delay Status Map: LINK Seat

September 12, 2008
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Maritime Security

Google Earth – Pirate Attacks World Wide

This was originally posted on July 2, 2008 but with more and more pirate attacks in the news I have updated it and think it deserves another look.  This

August 20, 2008
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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Top 10 Free iPhone 2.0 Applications For Mariners

Photo from New Launch Even if you are thousands of miles from the nearest land you probably didn’t miss the big news in the technology world this week;

July 13, 2008
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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Oil – The Key Players Mapped

Click on the image for Interactive Version. Technorati Tags: oil, offshore,

July 10, 2008
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cross Atlantic Cables – Interactive Map

Tat Communications has a map of their subsea offerings. We’ve shown similar maps before but this one is interactive! Click on the image above to view in

June 24, 2008
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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Argh, Google Ocean

This screenshot shows an example of high-resolution imagery above and below sea level. The view is looking eastward at Monterey Bay on the California coast

May 1, 2008
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Thursday, April 3, 2008

TWIC Locations – Google Map

With the help of our friends at Vessel Trax and many hours at the computer we have taken the list of Transportation Worker’s Identification Card ( TWIC )

April 3, 2008
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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

30 Days of San Francisco Ship Traffic – Charted

Click Image For Hi-Resolution Version/ Being technologically oriented ship drivers we are easily excited by new web sites that combine these interests. Having

April 2, 2008
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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Google Maps Find – A Collision At Sea (not really)

An amazing collision has occurred in the center of Sydney Harbor…. well not really. Sea-Fever explains: The above dramatic photograph was taken by Google

March 9, 2008
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The USCG Launches New Website

The Coast Guard has launched a new website with Video, Podcasts and Photos featured on the homepage. In the official Press Release they write: I am excited to

February 26, 2008
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Front Page Headlines

When a maritime incident happens the most up to date information often comes from news sources close to the scene. How do you find these sources? Lifehacker

February 6, 2008
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Monday, January 21, 2008

Twitter Yourself From Disasters

If we only had one technology related wish for 2008 it would be that every mariner watched this video. Reminder: This is important people! FROM WIRED: While

January 21, 2008
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Friday, January 4, 2008

Getting off the 16-20 watch in port? Find out what’s open.

You pull into port and are busy most of the day getting ready for the discharge, suddenly it’s 16:00 and you have to report to watch. Now you need

January 4, 2008
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