Our father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, great uncle, brother, friend, husband and Pole Star died March 20, 2013. He was teaching a class of gentle men and women who, as is typical of seamen, took kind care of him until help arrived. We will follow his wake for the rest of our lives.
Dangerous Liquid Cargo Course
Crawford Nautical School is now offering a Dangerous Liquid Cargo (Tankerman Familiarization) Course. The class meets USCG and STCW requirements for Tankerman P-I-C, Tankerman Barge, Tankerman Assistant and Tankerman Engineer. The next scheduled class is June 3 - 7, 2013. For additional information, contact the School.
With the advent of "Google Alerts" and news media hypervigilant for misfortune, the list of marine casualties seems to have grown longer in the past few years.
This is probably because in the past, maritime incidents were only newsworthy if they involved passenger deaths and/or oil spills. In fact, accidents do happen more than we think, as this log will attest.
The USCG has issued Policy Letter (No. 11-15) describing policy and forthcoming regulations allowing certain mariners without a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to acquire and renew a Merchant Mariner Credential. A more detailed description of the changes and how they affect individual mariners is available on the National Maritime Site.