Fred

Fred is a Marine Transportation graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy and MBA graduate of Finland's Helsinki School of Economics. He has worked in the maritime industry both at sea and ashore for his whole career and has experience working both in the US and in Europe. Fred also blogs on his own site, 'Fred Fry International'


Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Blog

BELUGA NOMINATION Pirates Enter Safe Room via the Ceiling

The BELUGA NOMINATION was recently taken by pirates. One open question was how the pirates managed to get into the ship’s Citadel safe room where the

February 1, 2011
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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RADM Philip Greene ‘78 Named 11th USMMA Superintendent

Via email comes news that the US Merchant Marine Academy has a new incoming Superintendent A KINGS POINTER FOR KINGS POINT RADM Philip Greene, Jr. ’78

August 25, 2010
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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The Jones Act and the Oil Spill

The following is posted by Fred Fry: I am going to start with a disclaimer in that I am no Jones Act expert. That said… Many of you have

June 23, 2010
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Thursday, June 10, 2010
Incidents

FOUND: 16 Year Old Solo Sailor in Deep Trouble Far From Help

Photo By Richard Hartog, AP UPDATE: According to the latest reports, Abby Sunderland, the 16 year old Californian attempting a solo sailing trip around the

June 10, 2010
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
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Accident Report – Keep Your Wooden Shoes at Home!

Here is another classic accident report from the Danish Maritime Authority. We have a ship’s engineer, wooden shoes and alcohol. Division for

April 20, 2010
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Thursday, March 18, 2010
Lifesaving Incidents

Solo Fisherman Caught in His Own Net! (Accident Investigation Report)

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Here is an investigation report covering an accident where a fisherman alone on his fishing vessel managed to get caught

March 18, 2010
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Jobs

Job Announcement: Superintendent of the US Merchant Marine Academy

The Department of Transportation has announced a search for a Superintendent for the US Merchant Marine Academy. Job Title: Superintendent, US Merchant Marine

February 2, 2010
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Thursday, January 14, 2010
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U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – New Acting Superintendent

Word comes via the US Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association that the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy has named an acting Superintendent to handle the

January 14, 2010
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Photo

Sea Shepherd Boat ADY GIL Rammed and Sunk by Japanese Whalers

That did not take long: The crew of the New Zealand trimaran harassing Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean had to be rescued after their boat was rammed and

January 6, 2010
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Monday, November 30, 2009
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Maritime Monday 190

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 190th edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 140 here. (Published 15 December 2008) You

November 30, 2009
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Monday, November 23, 2009
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Maritime Monday 189

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 189th edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 139 here. (Published 08 December 2008) You

November 23, 2009
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Maritime Security

Maersk Alabama Thwarts Another Pirate Attack Using Armed Guards

Update: Release via EU NAVFOR: On the early morning of 18 November 2009, 350 nautical miles east from the Somali coast, pirates attacked MV Maersk Alabama, a

November 18, 2009
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Monday, November 16, 2009
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Maritime Monday 188

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 188th edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 138 here. (Published 01 December 2008) You

November 16, 2009
Total Views: 61

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
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US Merchant Marine Academy Superintendent Resigns

Here is a press release from the US Merchant Marine Academy: U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Accepts Resignation of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

November 10, 2009
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Monday, November 9, 2009
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Maritime Monday 187

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 187th edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 137 here. (Published 24 November 2008) You

November 9, 2009
Total Views: 41

Monday, November 2, 2009
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Maritime Monday 186

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 186th edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 136 here. (Published 17 November 2008) You

November 2, 2009
Total Views: 36

Monday, October 26, 2009
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Maritime Monday 185

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 185th edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 135 here. (Published 10 November 2008) You

October 26, 2009
Total Views: 54

Sunday, October 11, 2009
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Maritime Monday 183

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 183rd edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 133 here. (Published 27 October 2008) You

October 11, 2009
Total Views: 31

Monday, October 5, 2009
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Maritime Monday 182

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 182nd edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 132 here. (Published 20 October 2008) You

October 5, 2009
Total Views: 36

Monday, September 28, 2009
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Maritime Monday 181

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 181st edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 131 here. (Published 13 October 2008) You

September 28, 2009
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