Nearly two and a half years after the El Faro Coast Guard casualty report and four and a half year
Bouchard Transportation, facing financial distress, continued to defy Coast Guard orders to secure an unsafe barge located off the Texas
Modern Day “Impressment” in the Bouchard IncidentBouchard Barges and the Concept of Modern Press GangesIs the situation with those Bouchard
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.
My philosophy as a writer has been to avoid Jones Act discussions for three reasons. One? Because I think in
Paul Dewey was one of three survivors of the Marine Electric and helped change maritime safety history by testifying at
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 —
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