Top Stories Of The Year 2007

We woke up this morning to an emails asking what our best post of 2007 was? While we'll leave that for you to decide, here are our the most posts received the most traffic: 10) What Are You Sinking About? 9) Download YouTube Videos 8 ) Top 10 Rescue at Sea Videos from the U.S. Coast Guard 7) Ship “MSC Napoli” Salvage with Explosives 6) Windoc Incident … [Read more...]

San Francisco Pilot’s Report Published

The San Francisco Chronicle has published the Pilot's Report on the Cosco Busan Incident. Here are the parts of interest to mariners; Meadows said problems also cropped up in "bridge management," the communication between the pilot, who had years of experience on the bay, and the ship's officers, who had never navigated the bay in the Cosco Busan. All were supposed to work … [Read more...]

Bridge Resource Management – A New Focus On Watchkeeping

First a note... I am publishing this short clip ahead of my next article because of its importance! While preparing our upcoming "questions for investigators" article on the Cosco Busan incident we were asked by more than one party a question along this line; with communications failure being a leading cause of incidents and the crew of the Cosco Busan being Chinese of … [Read more...]

Environmental Catastrophe Possible Averted as M/V Pasha Bulker Salvage Operation Continues

After pouring over the media reports and available facts I've decided the story can best be said by our resident maritime experts, gCaptian's r. Here is MarkL's insightful and humorous take: Observations of a relative indicates that the second gale ( which was more from the south and which coincided with a reasonably high tide) pushed her off the reef and 200-300 yards north, … [Read more...]