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Georg Wilhelm Steller

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on August 5, 2011

Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709-1746) was a naturalist and zoologist, noted for being the first European to set foot in what is now Alaska and for describing and documenting some of the unique animal life of the region. He was born in Windsheim, Bavaria and studied at the University of Wittenberg.

USCG Districts

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 6, 2010

The US Coast Guard adopted the concept of geographic districts when it absorbed the US Lighthouse Service in 1939. Previously, it had no formal segmentation of its chain of command based on geography. Rather, the chain of command was grouped around function.

Massive drugs haul off Spanish coast

Posted to On the waterfront (by Emma-Jane Batey) on December 24, 2009

The streets of London may have got just a little bit cleaner and safer thanks to a massive drugs haul off the coast of Northern Spain. Cocaine with a street value of £375million was seized from a large ship, a 150ft former coastguard vessel…

News Moves Quickly

Posted to On the waterfront (by Emma-Jane Batey) on October 15, 2009

Oh the crazy world of Twitter! As soon as the hashtag #Trafigura became a trending topic on Tuesday, it disappeared within twenty four hours, having done its job like a glorious mayfly. It just goes to show how immediate our news is now. It’s…