Marine forensics investigation in the Costa Concordia and other shipwrecks

Jan 18, 2012   Marine Forensic Process Questions   Regardless of whether it is a recent wreck investigated by the national authorities or an old ship being studied by amateurs, the Marine Forensic Process has the same elements:   A. … Continue reading

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Michigan Author-Shipwreck Survivor Will Join James Cameron as Speaker for Shipwreck Symposium in DC

Novi, Michigan, May27, 2011— The country’s leading marine forensics scientists, including renowned film director James Cameron, are converging in Washington DC, April 3-5, 2012.   Michigan author and Andrea Doria shipwreck survivor, Pierette Domenica Simpson, has been invited to contribute her … Continue reading

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What Is Marine Forensics?

What is Marine Forensics? Wikipedia  provides:  The word forensic comes from the Latin adjective forensis, meaning “of or before the forum.” It roughly means to provide evidence upon which judgment can be made. Marine Forensics applies this very broad definition … Continue reading

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What is a marine scientist?

Definition of Marine Scientist for the layperson, as provided by my friend, hydrodynamicist Sean Kery, of the Society of Naval architects and Marine Engineers. Someone who uses the Scientific Method to solve technical problems in the Marine Environment.   For the … Continue reading

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Alcatel ship to retrieve Air France crash wreckage

PARIS The French air accident investigation agency says a ship belonging to telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent will help retrieve wreckage of an Air France jet that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean two years ago. They will use a robotic underwater vehicle … Continue reading

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Wreckage of Air France crash of 2009 is found

French investigators say they’ve found wreckage from an Air France jet that crashed off Brazil’s coast almost two years ago with 228 people onboard.  An undetermined amount of bodies have been found.  Whether they are recovered are not is the … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Giving Idea

I don’t usually promote myself on this blog, but for the holidays, I will make this exception for those who may be interested. Award Winning Publications in print and audio CD: Alive on the Andrea Doria! The Greatest Sea Rescue … 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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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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