Safety & Seamanship

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Rethinking the MOB Recovery

 Subscribers OnlyMan overboard recovery failures have become a frequent headline, and details about these tragedies hold lessons worth...

MAIB Report Falls Short

Late last month, the United Kingdom’s Marine Accident Investigation Board released its investigation report on...

Protecting the Sailor’s Pumpkin

 Subscribers OnlyHead protection has become a hot topic among sailors. Volvo Ocean Race helmsman wear surf helmets with retractable...

Luck and the Urge to Duck

At night, when only the counted seconds between the lightning flash and thunder-crack offer any clue of what is to...

Anchoring in Crowded Harbors

 Subscribers OnlyStagger while you anchor? It sounds like I’ve either been drinking too much or sailing too long. Bear with me.