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Deplorable footwear and its connection to fleet risk reduction
A couple of years ago, an article in Lloyd’s List caused me to ponder. The article was headlined Viking Islay Master ‘failed in his duty of care.’ I quote directly from the article concerning the actions of some of the crew of the E...
The Samson V
There was a time when the Fraser River was bustling with paddle steamers. While the river is still heavily trafficked today, paddle wheel steam ships have long since disappeared, replaced by the more compact screw propeller vessels. If you wish to ri...
Modern western society is a curious dream world — a place in which government is expected to observe, legislate, protect and even compensate for all sorts of risks, while at the same time leaving citizens free to indulge in any manner of hazard...
Rear Admiral Art McDonald, new Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force (Pacific),
People first, mission always. It is in this context that Rear Admiral Art McDonald, new Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force (Pacific), considers the priorities of his current leadership role in the Royal Canadian Navy. In a rece...
I have been a reader of maritime history and shipping books and magazines since age 10 (that was 80 years ago!) and have been employed in several roles as a clerk, broker and underwriter for about 25 years, winning professional qualifications along t...