Insanity? Warships that go bump in the night…

“Insanity : doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein Almost five years ago, USS Porter was involved in a collision in the Straits of Hormuz with the MT Otowasan.  The damage pictured above was severe and cost in the neighborhood of $50 million to repair.  Thankfully, there… Read More

Fishing Vessels : Avoiding them means avoiding the consequences

12 miles off the coast of Cochin, India a small fishing boat bobbed in the sea.  Perhaps the fishing was done for the day and the 14 Indian fishermen onboard were resting, awaiting the rising of the sun and a new day.  Or, perhaps they were taking advantage of the light of the full moon… Read More

Engine Room Fires : Who’s next?

It’s often said that bad things happen in groups of three.  And seafarers are nothing if not superstitious.  There have been two disabling engine room fires in the past month.  The first was MV Alliance St. Louis, a RO-RO in the Gulf of Mexico and the most recent was MV Thorco Crown, a multi-purpose vessel, off Newfoundland.… Read More