Professional Mariner - June-July 2017

Plimsolls go to Houston pilots, training provider, inspection innovators

Professional Mariner has presented the 2017 Samuel Plimsoll Awards for Outstanding Service to two marine pilots whose actions minimized the danger posed by an oil tanker ablaze in the Houston Ship Channel, and to a training provider that has implemented a collaborative simulation program to improve the navigation skills of mariners.

Casualty briefs

NTSB: Flooding source unknown in tug sinking Federal investigators believe gradual flooding into an aft void space caused a tugboat to sink in the Caribbean Sea in late 2015. However, they could not confirm the source of the flooding or…