CW4 MICHAEL W. CARR
CW4 Michael Carr graduated from the US Coast Guard Academy and served 10 years as a US Coast Guard Officer while assigned as the Diving & Salvage Officer at the USCG Atlantic Strike Team. Carr then joined the US Army Watercraft community and sailed as a US Army Watercraft Master for 15 years. He has deployed to Iraq as an Electronic Warfare Officer, holds a US Coast Guard All Oceans Masters License, and has taught at Kings Point, Maine Maritime Academy, and MITAGS (Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies). He presently resides in Florida where he teaches diving and operates Haze Gray Maritime LLC.
Monday, June 3, 2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019
We All Sail with the Spirit of the USS Halloran (DE 305)
By Michael Carr – At 23:00 on June 22nd, 1945, the general alarm bell was sounded onboard the USS Halloran, a 289 ft. United States Evarts class destroyer escort (DE)....
Monday, May 20, 2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Limitations of Crew and Equipment: Almost Sinking in Ouzinkie Narrows Alaska
Life onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Citrus (WLB 300), a 180 ft. ocean-going buoy tender was normal on Monday morning, 26 February 1979. Citrus was underway, steaming at 12...
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Loss of Confidence: Do You Know What You are Doing?
“Do you know what you are doing?” asked the Harbor Pilot in a loud and irritated voice. “Maybe I should take over, or maybe you have someone else who can...
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Monday, April 22, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Monday, March 25, 2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Hazardous Cross Currents, Abrupt Direction Changes, and Rapid Tidal Currents
By Michael Carr – “Memorial Bridge, this is the Thomas Leighton, underway in 10 minutes, request opening please,” he called on Channel 13. He then paused, took a sip of...
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Inverse Catenaries and Being Run Over by a 10-meter Weather Buoy
By CW4 Michael Carr – “Sir, the buoy is accelerating, I can make out a bow wake, and it’s heading right up our wake,” reported the Ensign to the USCGC...
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019
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