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Pilot to Co-Pilot: “We’re going down!”
Cruise interests in Sunshine State petition to cut pilotage charges for cruise vessels. The impact to other stakeholders, if the petition is upheld, is unknown. The move, if approved, has national implications.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 8/21/2014 7:44:29 AM | with 0 comments


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Anaconda Plan
The federal plan to economically strangle the seceding states by means of a naval blockade

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 8/19/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Attack on the SS Gulflight
The first US ship to be torpedoed during World War I

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 8/15/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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The Landing Pass Extension Act of 2014 (HR 5080)
A Bill Introduced by Blake Farenthold (R - TX) to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend the period of time for which a conditional permit to land temporarily may be granted to an alien crewman. But, even if passed, the passage of this bill does little until U.S. ports and immigration personnel ease the restrictions on even a few hours of crew liberty.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 8/14/2014 4:26:10 PM | with 0 comments


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Eagle boats
The first assembly line vessels

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 8/12/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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USRC Bear
An early icebreaker with a venerable career

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 8/8/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Wishful Thinking From Across the Pond
European Shipowners Pursue Softening of the Jones Act

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 8/6/2014 11:52:09 AM | with 0 comments


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Magnetic poles
Manifestations of our iron-cored planet

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 8/5/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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German New Guinea
The somewhat short-lived German colonial empire in the Pacific

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 8/1/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Outrigger
The outrigger canoe is a fast yet stable open water vessel

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 7/29/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Starfish
A diverse group of sea life, exhibiting unique characteristics

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 7/25/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Amazon Adventures
No – not that Amazon. The Amazon River: a shortsea shipping model.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 7/23/2014 9:49:58 AM | with 0 comments


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Battle of the Yellow Sea
The first battle between squadrons of modern steel-hulled battleships

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 7/22/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Sand dollar
Flat sea urchins leaving behind beautiful skeletons

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 7/18/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Cape Cod Canal
A long-dreamed-of maritime shortcut celebrating its centennial

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 7/15/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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English Armada
The little-known debacle of 1589

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 7/11/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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The Reluctant Pirate
A Book Review.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 7/9/2014 7:44:37 AM | with 0 comments


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Sawshark
A rare order of sharks with a long blade-like snout edged with teeth

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 7/8/2014 6:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Battle of the Virginia Capes
While tactically indecisive, this French-British naval engagement led directly to the British defeat in the American Revolutionary War and the independence of the United States of America

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 7/4/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Battle of Lepanto
The last major naval battle between oared vessels

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 7/1/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 2 comments


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Familiarization Training - the Ugly Stepsister of Certification Training
Familiarization training and certification training are both required for safe operations. Why is it, then, that these two forms of training are treated with vastly differing regulation and implementation? This article looks at the difference, the cause for unequal treatment, and what can be done about it.



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United States Merchant Marine Academy
The federal service academy charged with training officers for the US Merchant Marine

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 6/27/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Lessons from the Sky
While the NTSB blames pilot error in the deadly Asiana airline crash, it also offered some interesting insights regarding the role of sophisticated new automated controls. The maritime market should pay heed.

Posted to Maritime Casualties by Gregory Trauthwein on 6/25/2014 11:38:24 AM | with 1 comments


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Taiping Island
A disputed island in the South China Sea administered by the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 6/24/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Battle of Salamis
The pivotal naval battle the saved western civilization for a millennium

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 6/20/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Nereus
The hybrid remotely operated submersible crushed in the Kermadec Trench

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 6/17/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Principality of Sealand
The self-proclaimed micro-nation off the east coast of England

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 6/13/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Port Security & Technology: TWIC and Container Scanning
A Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) hearing on port security raises questions about both TWIC and container scanning. Both technologies work; they are proven and should be implemented – as soon as is possible.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 6/11/2014 12:05:16 PM | with 1 comments


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Goblin shark
Frightful-looking living fossil

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 6/10/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Farley Mowat
The passing of a literary giant

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 6/6/2014 7:00:00 AM | with 2 comments


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