The United States Coast Guard (USCG) previously published a Final Rule on Inspection of Towing Vessels. The Final Rule is codified under 46 CFR Subchapter M and is commonly referred to as Subchapter M. The new Rule establishes requirements for the design…
An ephemeris is a calendar giving the positions of naturally-occurring astronomical objects and, these days, artificial satellites in the sky at given times. Originally, the ephemerides were developed by and for astronomers at particular observatories.
Is it a near miss? Or was it an unsafe act? Maybe just an unsafe condition. What’s the difference and how do you explain it to your crew when introducing them to your safety management system? Check out nearmiss.dk for more cartoons like the one below.
After French revolutionaries overthrew the monarchy in 1792 (arresting and eventually beheading Louis XVI), many of the surrounding nations engaged in efforts to contain and undermine the revolution. Their loosely-coordinated group has been referred to as the First Coalition.
This week, I was at a loss for what to write in this column until I saw a little snippet advising that the U.S. Coast Guard was trying its hand at the new, so far mostly mysterious Maritime Labor Convention (2006). And, that’s what they are supposed to do.
Henry Miller Shreve (1785-1851) was a riverboat captain and inventor. Born in New Jersey, he moved with his family in 1788 to a homestead in western Pennsylvania on the Youghiogheny River. After his father’s death in 1799, he served on several riverboats, soon owning one of his own.
“Peak season is a make or break for 2013 profitability,” are the chilling words of Rahul Kapoor, senior analyst at Drewry Maritime Equity Research. Chilling in that there is no indication that a peak season will happen this year, which would…