Rich Madden


Monday, October 28, 2019
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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, France on Sunday, 27 October,...

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 the above photo (courtesy...

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 where we fully expected...

March 7, 2019
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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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 ringing off the hook with three major...

January 29, 2019
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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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 channel, the channel curved to...

October 30, 2018
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