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The State Of Transportation Infrastructure: Breaking The Stalemate On Progress

Edward Wytkind | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

If we ended this neglect we could also launch a transportation manufacturing renaissance across America because when we start building and modernizing our economy again, U.S. factories will start humming.

Passenger Raped and Nearly Killed on a Cruise Ship

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 03.14.2015 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

A former crew member aboard Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship was sentenced by a Broward County Florida Federal Judge to 30 years in a federal prison this week for raping and then attempting to kill a female passenger.

Partners in Preservation: Boston's Historic Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Timothy J. McClimon, president of American Express Foundation and vice president of corporate social responsibility, American Express Near...

1% Somalia Pirates, 99% Somali People: Captured by British Ex-Marine in Pirate Hunter

James Grundvig | Posted 04.22.2014 | Books
James Grundvig

As Americans queued in the early hours of November 28, 2008, in anticipation of Black Friday shopping, the chemical tanker MV Biscaglia was under attack in the Gulf of Aden -- with a security detail of just two unarmed men and a ship laden with tons of highly flammable palm oil.

NCCA Kronstadt: A Roaming Stone

j.frede | Posted 04.12.2014 | Arts
j.frede

In this age of technology and gadgets, where most anyone can know there near exact location on the earth with a quick check of their phone, what actually keeps us on track?

NCCA Kronstadt: All Ways But Still

j.frede | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
j.frede

For centuries, man has placed his faith in an invisible force. Something that could be felt, feared even, but which remains unseen.

Rejecting Scrooge-Like Transportation Budgets in 2014

Edward Wytkind | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

The good news is that we can change course -- well, that is if the politicians find the will to do so. They must stop the brinksmanship, reject destructive austerity budgets and start investing in a long-term plan.

Rebuild America or Let it Wither

Edward Wytkind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

The U.S. cannot afford much more of this amateur-hour policymaking. The costs to our economy are too great. It is time for a bipartisan agreement to make the necessary long-term investments in transportation systems and infrastructure.

Ocean Relevance: Maritime Museums in a Modern World

Peter Neill | Posted 12.08.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

Let me say it without hesitation or equivocation: The face of the maritime landscape has not changed in significance, and there is without question a self-evident presence of the maritime experience in modern life.

America, Let's Get Back to Work

Edward Wytkind | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

If we invest in rebuilding our nation, we will also create new jobs that teach valuable skills and support the middle class. But this is not happening because too many in Washington are playing political games and turning a cold shoulder to the millions of Americans stuck in traffic.

Why Fighting Pirates Is Both Good and Bad for PSC

David Isenberg | Posted 12.30.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

If you have been paying any attention at all this year to the piracy situation off Somalia you may remember that the number of pirate attacks against ...

The PMSC Silver Lining in the Indian Ocean Cloud

David Isenberg | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

As the saying goes, there is a silver lining in every cloud. So, if you happen to be in the vicinity of the Horn of Africa that lining means that the ...

Crew Members of the USS Monitor: Solving the Mystery of the Skeletons in the Turret 150 Years Later

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.13.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Who doesn't love a good history mystery? You don't have to be a Civil War buff to be fascinated with the attempt to identify the two skeletons found in the turret of the USS Monitor when it was raised from the ocean floor a decade ago.

John Celock

Nikki Haley Questions Obama About Ports

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Patch sites in South Carolina on Feb. 28. WASHINGTON -- Gov. Nikki Haley kept the focus on ports during a meeting...

It's Saudi Arabia, Stupid!

Haggai Carmon | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Haggai Carmon

With the winds of Israel-Iran war looming, albeit thus far primarily in the media, many observers speculate whether Israel will launch an attack on Iranian nuclear installations.

It's Two Lanterns for the Maritime PSC Industry

David Isenberg | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

In case you haven't noticed, all of a sudden maritime security contracting seems to have turned a corner in gaining both industry, and more importantly, governmental approval.

The Military and the Commons

David Morris | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
David Morris

2011 is a historical moment. A worldwide movement has arisen to defend and expand the commons at the same time strong sentiment exists in this country that we cannot continue to police the world.