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 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.
How could the dive ship Conception, lost off the California coast last week, burn so hot and so quickly that
By Robert R. Frump In two previous cases, on vessels similar to the dive ship Conception, the National Transportation Safety Board
The preface to “The Outlaw Ocean” contains more adventure and insights than many whole books on the maritime world. Ian
More than a year after a Marine Board of Investigation called for civil charges against the owner of the lost
(Originally published as “Two Tankers Down.” Available also in paperback, kindle and audio book on Amazon.) Text design by Kim
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