Author: Casey Conley

Maine passenger schooner runs aground twice within eight weeks

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating two separate groundings this past summer involving a commercial sailing schooner near Portland, Maine. The commercial schooner Wendameen aground on a shoal in Maine's Casco Bay on July 30, the vessel's second grounding of…

Military Sealift Command to try contract crews on JHSVs

The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command is launching a pilot program to determine whether civilian contract mariners or civil service mariners are a better crewing fit for a new high-speed ship currently being developed.