The Most Recent Ship Report Podcast:
We’ll take a look at a recent story about a man who fell overboard from a cruise ship and was rescued 15 hours later. The media is calling his survival a miracle. Is it? We’ll take a look.
We’ve got seasonal weather coming in and so today we take a look at the weather, the Beaufort Wind Scale and why Small Craft Advisories pose problems for smaller boats.
Today we take a look at the upcoming King Tides starting tomorrow, and wish our best to passing ships with US sailors on board, who will be away from home for one of the biggest holidays of the year.
Today, another look at the Golden Globe round-the-world sailing race, after a dramatic rescue of one solo sailor by another, 450 miles offshore.
A deeper look at how much it costs to run a ship, and a correction. We’ll take a dive into the astronomical amounts of fuel and money it takes to run a ship per year.
Today, a look at how melting ice in the Arctic is posing national security issues for Canada, as more and more ships traverse the Northwest Passage across the top of the world.
Today we take a look at the progess of the Golden Globe solo round the world race, and the extraordinary decision one of the sailors made this week.
Another look at who’s coming and going on the river, including a bulk carrier with a unique conveyor system on board that allows her to efficiently load and unload her specialized mineral cargo.
The first woman ever to head the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point was appointed this month. She’s a US Coast Guard Rear Admiral with a history of advocating for women’s rights in the maritime industry. She’s part of a wave of change in an industry that historically has not been welcoming to women. We’ll look at her story and compare it to the story of a famous Astorian, a woman who blazed trails in the maritime industry, but not without overcoming considerable hurdles.
Last week we talked about the sinking of the ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald, and her tragic loss with all hands on November 10, 1975 in Lake Superior. This sad event echoed through Great Lakes communities, and people still commemorate this loss so many years later, as they honor the crew members and their families each year in ceremonies.
Today we hear from a local man who was living and working in the Great Lakes region when the Mighty Fitz went down. He Reid Johnson was 19 then, stationed aboard a USCG cutter. Their ship was too far away to help, but they heard the tragedy unfold on the ship’s radio.