Why lifeboats needed redesigning!

A few weeks ago  I spoke with my friend Bill Garzke, chairman of  the national Marine forensics committee for the Society of Naval architects and Marine engineers.  The topic was the Costa Concordia. Bill said, ” we need to rethink … Continue reading

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Book review: The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic

  Wonderful Titanic Book, November 26, 2011 By Valerie A. Baute This review is from: The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic (Hardcover) April marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and I am … Continue reading

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Lucky Draw Shipwreck Survivor Quiz Winner!

Anyone who takes the Lucky Draw Survivor Quiz is entered in a drawing for a  complimentary copy of Alive on the Andrea Doria! This month’s winner is Arturo Lara of Manteo, North Carolina. Congratulations! Please try your Shipwreck Survivor knowledge and … Continue reading

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Meeting James Cameron– part two

The chairperson for the evening began her introduction of ASNE’s coveted guest:   …He studied physics and English at California State University. Later, he discontinued his studies and worked several jobs such as machinist and truck driver and wrote when … Continue reading

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Meeting James Cameron–part one

My friend Giuliano called me shortly after 9 p.m. on 2-3-10 to inform me that “my friend” James Cameron was appearing on the Larry King show. I told Giuliano that I was on a Teleseminar; but after two  seconds of reflection, … Continue reading

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