Thursday, June 16, 2016
Blog

USMMA Canceling ‘Sea Year’ Over Sexual Assault and Harassment Fears?

One of the great benefits of attending the US Merchant Marine Academy is the experience of going out to sea on US-Flag merchant ships. This is called ‘Sea Year’. While...

June 16, 2016
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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Blog

Visit the Liberty Ship S.S. JOHN W. BROWN

Still looking for something to do this Independence Day weekend? The S. S. JOHN W. BROWN is one of two still operational Liberty ships from World War II and was launched...

July 3, 2014
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
sewol
Incidents

Lifeboats, Liferafts and the Sunken Ferry M/V SEWOL

On April 16, 2014 the Korean-flagged passenger ferry M/V SEWOL sank resulting in a large loss of life of the passengers. While this story will continue to develop as this...

April 29, 2014
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Saturday, February 1, 2014
Blog

David Macaulay Does the SS UNITED STATES

David Macaulay is an author and illustrator well known to most all American children. His book UNDERGROUND has to be one of my all-time favorites when I was a kid....

February 1, 2014
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Monday, October 1, 2012
Grounding Incidents

COSTA CONCORDIA – Update

I covered the sinking of the COSTA CONCORDIA back in January and posted some of my initial comments in ‘COSTA CONCORDIA – Fred Fry’s Comments and Questions‘. One of my...

October 1, 2012
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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Multimedia

Inside the Amazing Estonian Maritime Museum

This summer I had the opportunity to take a day trip to the wonderful Capital city of Tallinn, Estonia. While I have been to the city many times before, this...

September 6, 2012
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Sunday, January 15, 2012
Blog

COSTA CONCORDIA – Fred Fry’s Comments and Questions

There is lots of guessing out there in the wake of the COSTA CONCORDIA disaster. Here are my thoughts on the matter. The initial accident: First, there is lots of...

January 15, 2012
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Saturday, January 14, 2012
Incidents

Cruiseship COSTA CONCORDIA Sinks

UPDATE: The captain of the cruise ship COSTA CONCORDIA has been arrested by Italian police as an investigation into Friday night’s grounding is launched.  Read: Updated: Cruise Ship Costa Concordia...

January 14, 2012
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
News

Thousands of Issued TWIC Cards Won’t Work Due to an Issuing ‘Error’

Not that many of you needed another reason to hate the TWIC program, but here it comes anyway. The TSA managed to issue thousands of TWIC cards that probably don’t...

December 7, 2011
Total Views: 211

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Blog

Where is MARAD Administrator David Matsuda?

One of the main stories last week was the apparent dismissal (for lack of a better word) of the Superintendent of the of the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings...

October 20, 2011
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