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HMS Beagle

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 9, 2012

HMS Beagle was commissioned in 1820 as a 10-gun brig, but never sailed as such, except on a ceremonial voyage to London. After lying “in ordinary” (laid up) for five years, she was refitted as a six-gun barque (with the addition of a mizzen mast and the removal of four guns).

USCG to Webcast CDC Strategy “Listening Sessions”

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on July 29, 2011

When I wrote about the announcement of stakeholder meetings on the Coast Guard’s working draft of the Certain Dangerous Cargos (CDC) Security National Strategy (for the maritime transportation system), I seconded the notion that the USCG should webcast the sessions.

Homeland Security Advisory System Officially Dead

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on April 20, 2011

At 7:10 this morning, the Secretary of Homeland Security blogged that DHS had taken “another major step forward” in “strengthening our country’s defenses by getting all stakeholders – including the public – the information and resources they…

Old Salts Need to Broaden Their Vision

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on May 20, 2010

This month 150 Old Salts plus advisors berthed for the first time at the Capitol to tell Congress their thoughts on the future of US merchant marine policy and ways to keep maritime commerce healthy. Dubbed the "Maritime Congressional Sail-In"…