A new maritime risk ratings study by this column of “Jones Act” ships designated as “militarily useful” shows that half the ships are far riskier than similar vessels in the world fleet – and two are rated as so risky that the agency advises such ships generally “require immediate action to control the potential hazard.”
Denied a key list of 53 ships tagged as “high risk” by Coast Guard inspectors, Project Lighthouse (El Faro) is
Here’s a summary of recent posts and a few also pulled from the “evergreen” file. If you’ve not read about
Nearly four years after the loss of the SS El Faro and her crew of 33 on October 1, 2015,
Bernie Webber, the famous Coast Guardsman who led the rescue of the SS Pendleton crew, and whose story was told
The loss of the SS El Faro — translated from Spanish as The Lighthouse — prompted the US Coast Guard
The recent death tolls in dive boat and duck boat accidents may result in the NTSB and Coast Guard finally agreeing on tougher standards.
For more than 15 years, the National Transportation Safety Board regularly has warned the US Coast Guard that it should urgently strengthen fire safety crew training and require preventive vessel maintenance programs to avoid small passenger ship fires such as the one that killed more than 30 people last week on the dive ship “Conception,” an in-depth look at NTSB records reveals.
So our latest dispatches determine with conviction that half of America’s Jones Act cargo fleet is every bit as creaky
They called them the “Sailing Calicchio Brothers” because Dom, Fred, and Michael all were sea captains. Dom is famous among
Please join me in supporting Ian Urbina’s new non-profit op for covering maritime affairs, the law of the ocean and
(Note: Restores broken link in Until the Sea Shall Free Them item sent earlier today. Apologies for glitch.) The “Sky
Quite rightly, the NTSB and Congress have handed the Coast Guard some sharp public “dope slaps” this past week, pointing
The formal start of the Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation into the dive boat Conception tragedy is being delayed
Was the “Ready Reserve” Surge More Like the Movie “Master and Commander”? Or “Weekend at Bernie’s”? The “Surge” test
Here are the Project Lighthouse (El Faro) rankings of the Ships of Interest List. They are determined by weighted scores