Monday, January 23, 2012

It Was So Warm and It Is So Cold

WTC 9-11 Memorial, South Pool

WTC 9-11 Memorial, North Pool

In Memoriam Rick Rescorla. From the Ia Drang to the WTC. America gets and deserves the best.

What cannot be forgotten or shared on the web was the smell of 9-11.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

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Italian Cruise Ship “Runs Aground”

The PJ Tatler » Italian Cruise Ship “Runs Aground”

If computed draft exceeds charted depth then you are most assuredly aground.

The story of the merchant plowing through the CVBG I have heard of before. One story is that the COLREGS (International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea) were changed to require a "proper" (trained human) lookout after one Ship's Master defended himself by claiming that his dog was the lookout but that a window (porthole) blew shut so he never heard the beast bark.

Just remember the last line of Monty Python's Life of Brian, "Worse things happen at sea."