Sorry to be absent these past several weeks. Covid and family healthcare have kept me busy. Thanks for your patience.
Suzanne climbed to the third floor with the sure-footedness of an ibex in the Alps, a testament to two years
Worldwide, a high percentage of dry cargo ships — the same sort of vessel that carried a cargo of ammonium nitrate
Need a good maritime read during virus lockdown? Here are two free online books — one on the Marine Electric; the other on the SS El Faro to pass the time.
Ready or Not, Here She Comes. President Trump Orders the USNS Comfort to Manhattan
In a bittersweet irony for the American merchant marine, stocks of foreign-flag cruise vessels shot up yesterday in anticipation of
Opponents have underestimated Joe Biden since day one. He thrives off those errors.
Bouchard Transportation, facing financial distress, continued to defy Coast Guard orders to secure an unsafe barge located off the Texas
No one saw tons of change coming from the initial report on the 2015 tragedy. But the tide keeps rising and rising — to a point where it may now have provided the most significant maritime safety reforms in more than 100 years.
The Wreck of the Marine Electric, in February 1983, triggered a series of US Coast Guard reforms that changed maritime safety forever.
Comes now the Smithsonian Channel with its latest installment of famous ship wrecks, and to its credit, presents some first
The lion attacks begin in earnest and the rangers strike back — with unfortunate results.
A divergence from maritime books, here’s a piece on my other interest: Africa conservation and human-animal conflict. This grew from
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.
Gene Kelly and I will be speaking in September on the importance of the SS Marine Electric reforms. https://www.chathammarconi.org/
Ian Urbina, former New York Times reporter, wrote the series and book, The Outlaw Ocean. He is at one and
Before Obama, before Bork, a young Joe Biden carved his initials into the Senate floor with an astonishing upset and
“Until the Sea Shall Free Them” tells the story of Bob Cusick and the wreck of the SS Marine Electric,
When he invited me to his walk-up law office, Joe Biden was a freshly minted 29-year-old New Castle County Councilman
More than three years after a Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation recommended six civil actions be brought against Tote
Preliminary Assessment Letter( Non-pollution) Activity # 5752773 The U.S. Coast Guard charges seven counts for violation of Title 46 U.S. Code
Forty years ago today, the SS Poet, loaded with a cargo of corn and bound for Egypt, sailed out of
International Maritime Risk Rating Agency (IMRRA), found that of 143 Dry cargo vessels it screened in August, more than 112