The Titan submersible, whose owners told US Coast Guard investigators that the vessel was registered under The Bahamas Maritime Authority,
Coast Guard Captain Jason Neubauer, the head of the formal Marine Board Investigation into the Titanic diving vessel tragedy, led
The SS El Faro and her crew of 33 disappeared in Hurricane Joaquin seven years ago today and the matter
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.
Doc died several months ago, and unless I tell you about him, I can’t really write well about much else.
My friends and former colleagues at The Texas Observer have raised more than $200,000 in an attempt to save the
The last time the Philadelphia Phillies played in the World Series, I perched on the edge of my seat at
The SS Marine Electric sailed first into a winter storm — and then into history in February 1983. The three
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