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(Circa 1981. The Inquirer had given me a lot of leash to follow the story of the SS Poet and
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
My philosophy as a writer has been to avoid Jones Act discussions for three reasons. One? Because I think in
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.
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