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.
(Note: The original article has been modified to include a veteran mariner’s point of view on the varying degrees of
The Coast Guard has been at its nimble and frisky best these days. It’s been jumping on to min-submarines to
Two of the 28 ships called up in a critical “Turbo Test” of military sealift capabilities this month have among
Posted by Robert Frump (Here’s one of my favorite pieces circa 1980. I remember the time frame because I had just
Here’s a sorting of Coast Guard inspections data shows that these passenger ships have Coast Guard computer generated boarding priorities