Author: Clarke Canfield

Tugboat rolls on its side after striking tanker

A tugboat collided with an oil tanker in January and rolled on its side before righting itself in stormy seas off of Washington. Two crewmen of the tugboat Sea King suffered minor injuries, but the evidence suggests the accident could…

Homeland threats emerge as top priority

The ink isn't yet dry on federal legislation to create a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS), but already the idea is raising questions — and concerns — about the future role of the Coast Guard. The crew of a…

Training facilities keep pace as STCW milestone is reached

A momentous set of new training regulations for mariners has arrived. The full impact of those regulations, however, won't be felt for months or even years. Students at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies in Linthicum Heights, Md.,…

Professional Mariner #66 - Aug/Sep 2002

Imagine being able to know the name, speed, destination and even the cargo of an approaching ship simply by looking at an electronic display in your wheelhouse. Soon, you won't have to imagine; the concept will shortly become reality with…

Tour boat and Coast Guard 24-footer collide off Miami Beach

  A Coast Guard rescue boat and a sightseeing passenger vessel collided in January off Miami Beach, catapulting two Coast Guardsmen overboard and injuring nine other people. Officials said the 24-foot rigid-hull Coast Guard boat was on routine safety patrol…