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.
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
When I first began covering maritime safety, I was assured that old ships could be safe ships. Which technically is
The loss of the SS Poet 39 years ago this month set me on a path and a quest that
(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