Thursday, June 16, 2016

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

June 16, 2016
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

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

July 3, 2014
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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

April 29, 2014
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Saturday, February 1, 2014

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

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


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

October 1, 2012
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

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,

September 6, 2012
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

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

January 15, 2012
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

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

January 14, 2012
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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

December 7, 2011
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

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

October 20, 2011
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