Mariner’s Notebook

Technology helps shoreside eyes monitor every maritime move

During the summer between our sophomore and junior years at the California Maritime Academy, we were required to do an internship at a maritime company or organization to get a glimpse of how things worked shoreside. Being from Washington state,…

Christopoulou: On board but not alone during COVID-19

Our seafarers are on board but they must not feel alone! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the maritime industry once again faces a great challenge to overcome this unprecedented situation for stranded seafarers. As a high priority, shipping companies, trade…

Scheffer: NTSB's role in marine accident investigations

I’m often asked how the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) chooses which marine accidents to investigate, and what role the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) plays in our investigations. I had the same question when I first joined the NTSB’s Office…

Middlebrook: The Seaway at 60 – more vital than ever

2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, the bi-national waterway that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes and the heartland of America. How fitting that in this anniversary year, we can talk…