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.
Nearly two and a half years after the El Faro Coast Guard casualty report and four and a half year
gcaptain.com/top-10-reasons-why-the-us-merchant-marine-is-failing/ Captain Conrad and gCap nail it
(Circa 1981. The Inquirer had given me a lot of leash to follow the story of the SS Poet and
Modern Day “Impressment” in the Bouchard IncidentBouchard Barges and the Concept of Modern Press GangesIs the situation with those Bouchard