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.
We covered some ground in February. Here is a recap of posts for the month. (Note: Last post here is
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
The lion attacks begin in earnest and the rangers strike back — with unfortunate results.
Here’s Chapter Two of this work in progress. (Chapter One is here if you missed it earlier.) All of this