ProPublica: How the Navy’s Top Commander Botched the Highest-Profile Investigation in Years

This article is part of a series originally published by ProPublica titled "The Navy's Disaster in the Pacific: Death and Neglect in 7th Fleet", exploring the collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain.   By T. Christian Miller and Robert Faturechi, ProPublica WASHINGTON — Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Pollio could not believe what she was hearing … [Read more...]

Quadruple Bogeys

By Captain George Livingstone - Last month during the third round of The Players Championship, I watched Tiger Woods miss two shots in the water on the 17th hole, ultimately making a quadruple bogey. It was a first in his 23 year professional career, including 80 PGA Tour wins (2nd all-time most) and 40 European Tour wins (3rd all-time most). It was a mistake in the … [Read more...]

Opinion: Trans-Pacific Beneficial Cargo Owners Deserve 18,000 TEU+ Container Vessels

By Albert A. Melvin (Opinion) - The deployment of 18,000+ Ultra Large Container Vessels in the Trans-Pacific trade would substantially decrease the operating costs of shippers, consignees and ship owners. There is a proposed port in Sonora, Mexico that has the potential of being the first purpose-built port in North America capable of handling, on a steady basis, the largest … [Read more...]

Opinion: American LNG, Oil and Coal to China via Mexico

By Albert A. Melvin (Opinion) - The USA, China, and Mexico have an excellent trans-Pacific trade opportunity that can greatly benefit all three countries for the next 25 years and potentially beyond. The key is a state of the art, deep-water port in Sonora, Mexico taking advantage of the naturally deep water in the Sea of Cortez. This proposed port would be very similar, … [Read more...]

Methuselah Man

By Captain George Livingstone - The longer my career goes (nearing 40 years), the faster the world changes around me. It would not be earth shattering to note that prior generations have likely had similar thoughts. It is still remarkable, however, to witness 40ish couples in California’s Silicon Valley purchasing $2,400,000 homes in a single cash payment. I am told, in … [Read more...]