VIDEO: Maritime History, Technology & Seamanship

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May 6, 2018

Sailing, marine technology and nautical history. What lessons can shipping learn from these apparently disparate segments of the maritime world?

In this video Richard du Moulin presents real case studies from maritime history over the past 500 years to reinforce timeless demands on seafarers. This video presentation was delivered to the student body of Webb Institute on April 9, 2018.

Richard du Moulin is the President of Intrepid Shipping LLC, private owner and operator of dry bulkers, crude and chemical tankers since 2003. After serving as a US Navy officer and attending Harvard Business School, he joined OMI Corp in 1974 where he rose to Executive VP/COO.  In 1989 he departed OMI and purchased Marine Transport Lines (MTL), the oldest shipping company in America (founded 1816), where he served as Chairman/CEO. MTL went public in 1998 and was sold to Crowley Maritime in 2002.

Richard has been active in industry and service organizations.  From 1997-1999 he served as Chairman of Intertanko (international trade organization for the tanker industry).  Presently he is a director of  Teekay Tankers, Pangaea Logistics and an advisor to Hudson Structured Capital. Richard was Chairman of the Seamens Church Institute from 2012-2018 and still serves on the Board.  

Richard has received many industry awards including Commodore of the Connecticut Maritime Association.  He is recipient of the US Coast Guards highest civilian award, the Distinguished Service Ribbon.  He is an international racing sailor with 24 Bermuda and 5 Transatlantic Races, and world record holder from Hong Kong to New York.  Richard has crewed in five Americas Cup campaigns.

As an industry leader and certified Safety at Sea moderator for U.S. Sailing and Storm Trysail Club, Rich focuses on the vital importance of leadership, seamanship, situational awareness, and preparation. 

If you are interested in learning more about the hands on safety at sea training discussed in this video you can register to join Richard du Moulin at Storm Trysail’s annual Hands-On Safety-at-Sea Seminar on Saturday May 19, 2018, at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, New York.

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