Coming To The Small Screen: USCG Miami

In November 2011, The Weather Channel unveiled the television series “Coast Guard Alaska.” Viewers were given an insider’s perspective on the lives of Coast Guard men and women in our nation’s Last Frontier as they battled Alaska’s harsh operating environment. Following on the success of the first two seasons of “Coast Guard Alaska,” … [Read more...]

US Coast Guard – Back on the Small Screen

Following on the success of “Coast Guard Alaska”, The Weather Channel and Al Roker Entertainment announced a new docu-series to be called “Coast Guard Florida” earlier today. Scheduled to premiere in October 2012, the show will follow the men and women of the 7th Coast Guard District as they conduct operations aimed at protecting Americans on the sea, … [Read more...]

The Love Boat Sold For Scrap

Fans of bad TV from the 70's and 80's are shedding a tear today on news that one of the world's most famous ships, the M/V Pacific, has been sold to a ship breaker for scrap. Never heard of the ship? That's because she is more more famous as the Pacific Princess, the official cruise ship for the television show The Love Boat. The show aired on ABC's popular saturday night … [Read more...]

Time Bandit’s Justin Tennison – Deadliest Catch fisherman found dead

In tragic maritime related news we are sad to report that Deadliest Catch fisherman and Time Bandit crewmember Justin Tennison has recently been found dead. The NY Daily News tells us: 'Deadliest Catch' star Justin Tennison's death is the latest in a string of tragedies to hit the cast on board the Discovery show's ship. The member of the Time Bandit crew was found dead … [Read more...]

Incident Photo of The Week – Fire aboard Deadliest Catch’s ‘F/V Arctic Dawn’

Early Sunday morning, the 100-foot former crab boat F/V Arctic Dawn caught fire while the vessel was moored just south of the Ballard Bridge in the Lake Washington Ship Canal.  According to reports, nearly 100 Seattle based firefighters rushed to the scene to fight what eventually became a 3-alarm fire.  Fortunately, firefighters were able to contain the blaze after about an … [Read more...]