Wishing You Oceans of Safety in 2011!

In 2011 May love engulf your heart and bring you… Tides of Joy Torrents of laughter Waves of inspiration Springs of introspection Swells of prosperity Currents of creativity…and Oceans of health and safety! Pierette Simpson, SOS: Survival on Our Seas

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May all your holiday journeys be filled with love and safety

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” –Hamilton Wright Mable “Remember if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree.” –Charlotte Carpenter “To believe in the wonder of … Continue reading

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Update on the Clelia II Incident

The media tends to report breaking news, often without follow-ups and analysis. Therefore, I asked a reliable source for an analysis of the Clelia II cruise ship incident I reported on a previous blog post. “The reports were vastly overblown. … Continue reading

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Lost SS Andrea Doria Lifeboats Resurface

Latest News SUNY Maritime History 102 Student……. Monday, November 29, 2010 Lost SS Andrea Doria Lifeboats Resurface SUNY Maritime History 102 student discovers historic maritime artifacts. An incident off Nantucket Island, late at night on July 25, 1956, forever changed … Continue reading

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Season of Love

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!” ~Hamilton Wright Mabie

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People still love books

People still love books! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Just saw these quotes yesterday. They reveal how much people still love reading books: “It is hard to come up with Christmas gifts for people who already seem to have everything. Books can be good … Continue reading

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Two Killed When Rogue Wave Hits Louis Majesty Cruise Ship in the Mediterranean

NB. This event happened nearly 9 months ago. Nevertheless, it bears questioning: how can this disaster be prevented? We’ll leave this for marine engineers and naval architects to answer. Wednesday March 3, 2010 A 26-foot rogue wave hit the Cyprus-based … Continue reading

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Cruise ship Clelia II encouters fierce swells

This time, the Clelia II sailing off the coast of Antartica with 160 passengers on board. It was stranded for a while as it lost one engine power and downed communications. Could this have been prevented? Watch this video excerpt … Continue reading

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Getting published in a new anthology: The Moment It All Changed

I just received this lovely note: The Moment It All Changed, Short Stories of Adventure, Inspiration, Epiphany, Humor and Surprise has just been released. …the book cover has a boat… not as big as the Andrea Doria. Thanks for being … Continue reading

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Brilliance of the Seas thrashed by waves off the coast of Greece

On December 12, foul weather brought about high winds and waves, causing a nightmarish adventure for a few thousand passengers. Fortunately, none were seriously hurt, but many suffered severe cuts and bruises–not to mention trauma. This video clip will give … Continue reading

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