Seafarers International Union of North America

The Seafarers International Union or SIU is an organization of 12 autonomous labor unions of mariners, fishermen and boatmen working aboard vessels flagged in the United States or Canada. Michael Sacco  has been its president since 1988. The organization has … Continue reading

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On EBay: Andrea Doria Lifeboat?

The authenticity is not substantiated. More to follow. 1947 Lifeboat Captain’s Lifeboat Ardrea Doria Captain’s Lifeboat Antique Item Location: Branford, Florida, United States Ended: Oct 21, 201003:24:38 PDT Bid history: 3 bids Winning bid: US $860.00 Payment: Full payment required … Continue reading

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Quote by Albert Einstein: Imagination

This is one of my favorite quotes: “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” ~Albert Einstein Beyond the flood of information that … Continue reading

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Historic Ships: Updates from Marine Forensics Panel (SNAME)

RMS LUSITANIA Gregg Bemis advised that his diving expedition planned for August-September 2010 has been deferred to 2011.  Gregg hopes to avoid the use of saturation diving techniques as a cost savings measure.  Gregg has a shell expansion drawing – … Continue reading

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A beautiful quote:Traveling through the seasons

“All things on earth point home in old October: sailors to sea, travelers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.” ~Thomas Wolfe

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TODAY is World Gratitude Day!

September 21, 2010 A Great-Full Day. Started in 1977 by the United Nations Meditation Group, World Gratitude Day is an opportunity to celebrate the things you are grateful for and to show appreciation for your blessings. Everyone can take part … Continue reading

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Key Considerations of Marine Forensic Investigations

•A plan for the operation and dives *Equipment *Personnel on dive team *Weather window *Depth and location of vessel to be examined •Current structural and arrangement plans of vessel •Repair and modification records of vessel •Ship log (if it survived) … Continue reading

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Shipwreck photos from the USCG

MORE EVIDENCE FOR MARINE FORENSICS STUDY: http://cgvi.uscg.mil/media/main.php?g2_itemId=81199 http://cgvi.uscg.mil/media/main.php?g2_itemId=80369 http://cgvi.uscg.mil/media/main.php?g2_itemId=80222 http://cgvi.uscg.mil/media/main.php?g2_itemId=80000 http://cgvi.uscg.mil/media/main.php?g2_itemId=106234 http://cgvi.uscg.mil/media/main.php?g2_itemId=106285

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Incredible Marine Forensics Photographs

What do naval architects and marine engineers do? Among many responsibilities, they analyze the failure of seafaring vessels, such as the ones here. 1)Forensics in the news is the analysis of the Korean Corvette. http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=89287 http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=90958 2) A sample structural … Continue reading

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Gavin Bryars explains his composition, "The Sinking of the Titanic"

The Sinking of the Titanic (1969-) On April 14th 1912 the Titanic struck an iceberg at 11.40 PM in the North Atlantic and sank at 2.20 AM on April 15th. Of the 2201 people on board only 711 were to … Continue reading

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