Clay Maitland

On a quest for quality in shipping

Speeding into danger

The centenary of the sinking of the Titanic on Sunday 15th April is being attended with a curious combination of reverence and the absurd. Continue reading

The silence of the lambs

In what Britons call a leader, and what we Yanks call an editorial, I have been somewhat taken to task by Lloyd’s List. On March 22nd, the leader’s author “take[s] exception” to my statement, made at CMA in Connecticut, that industry trade associations have been strangely silent when it came to positive measures that could be taken against the spread of piracy. Interestingly, in another leader (editorial) five days later, Lloyd’s List seemed to acknowledge the force of my comments. Continue reading

Regimental Review of the US Coast Guard Academy Corps of Cadets

On Friday 30th March I had the pleasure of serving as the Reviewing Officer at the Regimental Review of the United States Coast Guard Academy Corps of Cadets. Continue reading

Let’s sort out containerships?

It is now six months since the modestly sized cellular containership Rena came to a sticky end on a well marked reef off the New Zealand Port of Tauranga. Continue reading