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.
Boom First the company ran an old rusty barge to the point where vapors seeped out and it exploded killing
Nearly everyone who watched the movie The Finest Hours knows the story of the famous rescue back in 1952 —
Here’s Chapter Two of this work in progress. (Chapter One is here if you missed it earlier.) All of this
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