Skip to main content

TO ALL HANDS

"Adoration of the Shepherds" by Francois Boucher 1703-1770
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011
BEANNACHTAI NA NOLLAG AGUS NA hATHHLIANA 2011
'N ARAB NADOLIG A'N DDEDWYDD 'N GRAI BLWYDDYN 2011
NADELIK LOWEN HA BLYDHEN NOWYDH DA 2011
JOYEAUX NOEL ET BONNE ANNEE 2011
NEDELEG LAOUEN HA BLOAVEZH MAT 2011
FELIZ NAVIDAD Y UN PROSPERO ANO NUEVO 2011
FELIZ NATAL E BOM ANO NOVO 2011
ZORIONAK ETA URTE BERRI ON 2011
BON NATAL I FELIC ANY NOV 2011
BUON NATALE E BUON ANNO NUEVO 2011
SRETAN BOZIC, SRETNA NOVA GODINA 2011
FROLICHES WEINACHTEN UND GUTES NEUES JAHR 2011
GOD JUL OCH GOTT NYTT AR 2011
MELE KALIKIMAKA HAU'OLI MAKAHIKI HOU 2011
MALIGAYANG PASKO, MANIGONG BAGONG TAON 2011
GESEENDE KERSFEES EN'N VOORSPOEDIGE NUWE JAAR 2011
SINIGWENELELA IKRISIMESI EMNANDI NONYAKA OMTSHA OZELE 2011
HAG MOLAD SAMEACH V' SHANAH TOVA 2011
NAYE SAL KI HARDIK SUBHKAMNAYEN 2011
SELAMAT HARI NATAL DAN TAHUN BARU 2011
Good Watch.
Greetings in English, Irish, Welsh, Cornish, French, Breton, Spanish, Portuguese, Basque, Catalan, Italian, Croatian, German, Swedish, Hawaiian, Tagalog, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

PERIGEAN SPRING TIDES

It sometimes happens that one is going to write a Post on a subject when lo and behold there is already an excellent one.  Such is the case today; so rather than repeat everything let me refer you to the source of that Post

At present we are experiencing Perigean Spring Tides which occur when the Moon is at perigee on its oval path that is the closest point to Earth.  One of the principal results are higher than usual Spring Tides as against the Neap Tides.

Should you be interested in the full explanation of this phenomenon then you might like to reference "Old Salt Blog" which has an excellent explanation of this event and uses all the correct terms - quite unlike our Media here in South Florida.

Good Watch.

STANDING DOWN PROBLEMS CONTINUE

In addition to the recent "Standing Down" of training voyages for its Midshipersons the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) has received warnings about the quality, or lack thereof, of its training programme.  The Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE) report stated that accreditation was in jeopardy for non-compliance in certain areas.

Coupled with the continuing problems requiring disciplinary actions including dismissal from the Navy the United States Navy (USN) has had in recent years this does not bode well for the professionalism of the seafaring community of the United States.

It is clear to this writer, an International Master Mariner with 50 years of experience, that the training sources for both Officers and Ratings need an immediate complete examination and review.  Currently the Officer commanding riverine craft based in Bahrain has been dismissed.  Another nine Officers and Ratings are under disciplinary action as a result of the capture by…

FINALLY AN ATTEMPT TO RECOVER

NAUTICAL LOG has on previous occasions discussed the SS El Faro VDR in a Post titled RELUCTANCE TO RECOVER and two other Posts about the VDR (Voyage Data Recorder) of the SS El Faro

The Ship sank in Hurricane Joaquin on October 01, 2015 off the Bahamas.  There has seemed to be a reluctance by all parties involved to continue the attempt to recover the VDR from some 15,000 feet - admittedly a considerable depth.  However because of the importance of possible data on the recorder such an attempt must be made.

Finally the NTSB has contracted with the USN Supervisor of Salvage to assist in the recovery of the VDR.  The USNS Apache will depart in early July 2016 together with USCG, Phoenix International and an underwater operating vehicle the CURV-21.

Once the VDR is recovered it will be brought ashore to the NTSB laboratory and thoroughly studied to download and analyze the information.  With these results in hand the USCG will conduct a two hearings to investigate the sinking and questio…