Rich Madden


Saturday, April 9, 2022
EVER FORWARD Salvage
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Container Feeder Barge: A solution for a grounding such as Ever Forward?

by Rish Madden – Ever Forward grounded on the Chesapeake Bay on March 13, 2022.  The current salvage plan includes removal of a large number of

April 9, 2022
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Friday, February 18, 2022
Accidents

Electric Vehicles and Maritime Transportation – Fire Hazards Identified

(Note: This article was originally written and submitted to gCaptain prior to the Felicity Ace fire, the cause of which is not yet known. It has been updated

February 18, 2022
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Monday, October 28, 2019
Interesting

Securité, Securité, Securité : Transat Jacques Vabre 2019

A warning to vessels transiting the Atlantic Coast of France through the Cape Verde Islands to Brazil: A double-handed sailing race started from Le Havre,

October 28, 2019
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Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Are We Fools?

“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others” -Otto von Bismarck You might be tempted to assume that

March 21, 2019
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Thursday, March 7, 2019
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Smile! The PSC Officer is Here…

In a timely email, we just received some guidance from our company office about dealing with port state control (PSC) officers.  Having just left a port

March 7, 2019
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
sincerity ace fire
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What Went Wrong? Back-to-Back Casualties Kick Off 2019

It’s been an active beginning to 2019 in terms of maritime casualties.  The phone at the Panama Marine Accident Investigation Department was likely

January 29, 2019
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
ship's bridge
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Graded Assertiveness: Captain, I Have a Concern…

By Rich Madden – Last year, I was inbound to a port-that-will-remain-nameless, with the local pilot at the conn.  As we maneuvered up a winding

October 30, 2018
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