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
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
Quite rightly, the NTSB and Congress have handed the Coast Guard some sharp public “dope slaps” this past week, pointing
When I first began covering maritime safety, I was assured that old ships could be safe ships. Which technically is
(Note: The original article has been modified to include a veteran mariner’s point of view on the varying degrees of
The SS El Faro investigation seemed open and shut. The Captain steered his vessel directly into the path of Hurricane