Stepping Up for the Mariner
U.S. Coast Guard and Maritime Law Association attorneys coordinate training to promote pro bono representation of mariners at Coast Guard suspension and revocation hearings. Mariner-respondents in Coast Guard suspension and revocation (S&R) proceedings may be represented by professional counsel…
Director of the New York State Canal Corporation
Brian U. Stratton, Director of the New York State Canal Corporation since April 2011, oversee the operation and development of New York’s 524-mile Canal System, including the Erie Canal.
MPM Software delivered to Ports of Auckland
U.K.-based Marine Software Ltd recently supplied the Ports of Auckland with the MPMWin (Marine Planned Maintenance system)…
Manuplas Appoints New Head of Sales
Plymouth-based Manuplas has appointed Guy Downie as head of sales for its buoyancy products. Guy joins the Advanced Insulation…
Underwater Center Names ROV Op'ns Manager
New role created to develop ROV training and trials portfolio. The Underwater Centre, has appointed Steve Cullen to the newly…
Askins Joins Tatham Macinnes
Stephen Askins is joining the specialist maritime law firm Tatham Macinnes LLP from Ince & Co LLP as a partner in its London-based offices.
Trelleborg Appoints Welling as Regional President for U.S.
Trelleborg’s marine operation has demonstrated its commitment to growing business in the U.S. with the appointment of Paul…
MCS Trains Catering Crew to Stick to Daily Food Budget
Master Chef Henry Anderson of Marine Catering Services (MCS) has seen it all in his career both as a Catering Consultant…
Holland America Line Wins Sparkie Award
At a March 5 reception at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott, Holland America Line was presented with a Sparkie Award by the United Way of King County…
Foundation Fundraises for Starbound's Mast Replacement
Starbound, a 72-foot ketch, recently made the 225-mile voyage from northern Maine to Narragansett Bay to begin its new mission…
CMA, WOW – and YOU
The ‘human element’ moves to the forefront at the Connecticut Maritime Association’s 30th annual event, and then, later, at the 7th annual Women on the Water gathering at Kings Point.I must admit that I struggled to come up with an overriding…
Battle of Puerto Plata
The Quasi-War with France (1798-1800) was the first military action of the new United States against a foreign nation. It was conducted almost entirely at sea, consisting mostly of engagements between the naval forces of the United States and the even newer French Republic.
A Book Review
Firefighting probably will never be a (hot) topic for discussion at the breakfast table, during leisure time or possibly any other venue. On the other hand, I can think of few things more important to a merchant mariner – or any seafarer, for that matter.
The 1929 Grand Banks earthquake
At about 5:02 pm on Monday, November 18, 1929, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck beneath the Laurentian Continental Slope about 250 miles south of the island of Newfoundland. The water there is about 7,000 feet deep. The earthquake was felt as far away as New York, Bermuda, and Montreal.