Tommy Forcella

Director, Interactive Media

Book Review: SEAsoned: A Chef's Journey with Her Captain

By Tommy Forcella 2013-09-10 16:09:00

SEAsoned: A Chef's Journey with Her Captain by Victoria Allman Paperback Take two adventurous newlyweds and place them on a floundering yacht where the wife is the chef, and her boss, the captain, is also her husband. Add two inexperienced crewmembers, an anorexic diva and her bully of a husband, a CEO who thinks he’s in charge, a drunken first mate, and...

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Book Review: Sea Fare: A Chef's Journey Across the Ocean

By Tommy Forcella 2013-09-10 16:06:00

Sea Fare: A Chef's Journey Across The Ocean by Victoria Allman ?Paperback Sea Fare is the delicious memoir, featuring exotic recipes from a young chef who joins a yacht and travels the world, finding love along the way. Imagine traveling aboard a yacht; buying fish from an olive-skinned Italian wrinkle of a man with rough hands and forearms that bulge like Popeye’s.  Picture swimming...

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BREAKING: Suez Canal May Be Target of Future RPG Attacks

By Tommy Forcella 2013-09-10 14:51:00

The group Al Furqan is claiming responsibility for the August 31st attack on the COSCO Asia in the Suez Canal. A video of the attack was posted by the group Thursday, and they have promised additional attacks on ships using the canal.  In a released statement the group claimed it was “targeting the international shipping waterway which has become a safe route for crusader aircraft carriers travelling to attack Muslims, and a trade artery for infidel and tyrannical states”. Additional security...

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Book Review: A Commodore of Errors: A Novel

By Tommy Forcella 2013-09-06 16:07:00

A Commodore of Errors: A Novel By John Jacobsen Hardcover, 2011 ?Commodore Robert S. Dickey, the pompous second in command at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, desperately wants the top job, presently occupied by the skirt chasing Admiral Johnson. Dickey goes into cahoots with Mogie Mogelefsky, the imperious, bullying mayor of neighboring Great Neck to oust Johnson. When they succeed in exposing him in yet...

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2014 Thor Heyerdahl Award Nominations Now Open

By Tommy Forcella 2013-09-06 09:23:00

The Thor Heyerdahl International Maritime Environmental Award was launched in 1999 by Thor Heyerdahl (1914 - 2002) and the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association. The prize recognizes candidates from the shipping industry that have made an outstanding contribution for the environment. To qualify for the award, candidates must have demonstrated exceptional technical innovation and environmental work in correspondence with Thor Heyerdahl’s spirit for the conservation of the marine environment. Emphasis will be placed on measures that combine environmental benefits with improved...

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