Top 3 Robotic Solutions to Complete Ship & Hull Inspections

Article written and provided by Deep Trekker A vessel’s structural integrity, potential transferring of invasive species, or contraband smuggling demands periodic inspections of a vessel’s hull during transit and when entering port. Threats to our security are often hidden in underwater locations, placed to cause destruction. Formerly, divers were required to put … [Read more...]

Seeking a Career Change? Three good reasons NOT to be a pilot!

Article by Allen Garfinkle, Executive Director - Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun What mariner hasn’t spent some of those long night watches at sea daydreaming of possible career change opportunities? Often those daydreams include visions of being a harbor or bar pilot. And why not? After all, pilots are at the top … [Read more...]

If You Only Had Your TOAR

I was sitting at the galley table having a safety meeting with my crew, when in walked our Port Captain. He greeted us and turned his attention to Darryl, my Training 2nd Mate. “Darryl, there’s a 2nd Mate job open two weeks from now. I’d like to put you in it.”   I groaned at the same time Darryl did. He looked at me before responding, “I don’t have my TOAR finished … [Read more...]

Cueria Law Firm, LLC, Announces Quarterly Maritime Training Scholarship for Gulf Coast Seamen

With over 25 years working in maritime injury law, Attorney Brent Cueria of Cueria Law Firm, LLC, knows seamen love the work they do in the Gulf Coast. When these men and women come to Cueria Law Firm, LLC, for help with a maritime injury claim, they are often anxious to get back on the water. But for many aspiring and current employees in the maritime industry, one major … [Read more...]

What’s Behind the Door?

“Enhancing Security and Protection from the Inside-Out” The watertight door. A common sight on a vessel or rig at sea. Most would not think much about it, just something to pass through to get to your destination. Look closer and you will see that it is locked…from the outside. Space accountability for vessel safety demands that access to a compartment be controlled from the … [Read more...]