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Now and Then: Night and Day

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on October 12, 2018

The full range of technology has arrived on the waterfront. Today, anyone who has the need to step on board any commercial watercraft knows that only too well. For those of us who have toiled in the business for almost 40 years, the changes…

MarTID: A New Tool for Maritime Training Professionals

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on May 1, 2018

The inaugural edition of the Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID) Report sheds new light on maritime safety and training practices, what works, and what doesn’t. More importantly, its analysis and data emanates from you.The first annual…

Casualties, Collisions and Criminality

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on February 11, 2018

It is a dangerous world out there. Because of it, and no matter how far removed I may find myself from a former life at sea, I still retain a fierce loyalty and certain sympathies to anyone to goes to sea to make a living – to include the Navy…

Maritime Training Practices Take a ‘Right’ Turn

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on November 14, 2017

MarTID – the Maritime Training Insights Database – a historic initiative to study global maritime training practices, has officially been launched.Launched just last week, the Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID) is an initiative of The World Maritime University…

Marine Safety: Unfinished (but everyone’s) Business

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on July 19, 2017

Contemplating Competence, Commerce, Collisions & Casualties.The dog days of summer are here. That means just about everyone (except, perhaps, yours truly) is on some sort of vacation or another. Many of these people are headed for the beach…

Fitting a Square Peg into a Round Hole

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on March 18, 2016

Brown Water operators join their Blue Water counterparts at the grownup’s table. With all that glory (and the gain) comes a little pain. Along the way, we also learn that one size does not fit all.In the summer of 1980, I joined my first ship as a young, inexperienced Third Mate.

Out of the Eye … and Staying There

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on October 27, 2015

I have never been in a hurricane. That’s a fact. Actually, my wife likes to say that whenever there is any kind of natural disaster, I’m typically nowhere to be found. And, when I think about it, I realize that she is right. Whether by accident or by design…

A License to Let Go

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on April 29, 2015

Almost 35 years ago, I earned my first seagoing credentials, an original Third Mate’s license, courtesy of four years spent at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Earlier this month, I finally came to the conclusion that maintaining that ticket…

Message to shipping is, use clean fuel and save lives

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on March 19, 2013

How about that for telling it like it is. But as stark as the quote is, it unfortunately is not what was said by Hong Kong environment protection outfit Clean Air Network, or CAN. Not exactly, anyway. Still, the message couldn't be clearer: More people will die if shipping does not clean up its act.

Boldness is Tacoma's friend

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on April 29, 2012

Two smaller north-west ports are getting ready for serious competitive action, with Tacoma going further and putting the gloves on to duke it out with its bigger rival 30 miles north. Puget Sound's second port has produced a development plan for the next 10 years that can be described…