Author: John Gormley

Harvey Energy

The maritime industry in the United States has been somewhat slow to embrace liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for vessels. Harvey Gulf International Marine, by contrast, began moving ahead rapidly as soon as its leadership became convinced of the benefits.

Arctic class

Foss building clean, powerful boats to support Arctic oil and gas operations


Tug serving Southeast Alaska off to a good start and promising future

Plimsolls go to Coast Guard casualty office, longtime mariner trainer, safety advocate

The editors of Professional Mariner have presented this year’s Plimsoll Awards for Outstanding Service to the U.S. Coast Guard office whose mission is to help vessel operators avoid casualties, to a mariner trainer who pioneered the concept of bridge resource management and to an industry executive who has advocated measures to end sinkings resulting from cargo liquefaction.

Industry Recommendations for ECDIS Training

The Nautical Institute announced today (Wednesday 16 February) publication of Industry Recommendations for ECDIS Training to address confusion in regard to ECDIS training.   The guidance has been issued by an industry group made up of leading international shipping industry…

Fishing vessel master honored by Coast Guard

The U. S, Coast Guard has awarded Capt. Edward Ratigan, the master of a purse-seine fishing ship, its Meritorious Public Service Award for his response to the sinking of a fishing vessel in the South Pacific.   The award certificate…

The piracy problem

Dear members of the maritime community:   The threat to mariners posed by pirates seems to be getting worse by the day. The number of mariners held hostage by pirates is now about 800, with their time in captivity averaging…

Samson: Commitment to quality and safety

Rafael Chou makes synthetic ropes do amazing things, even seemingly impossible ones. A vice president of Samson, Chou directs the cordage company's research and development efforts. Under his supervision, a staff of 20 people at the company's research and development…