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Cartner & Wolf is a maritime law firm in Washington D.C. It plans maritime lives. Life planning is an art and a discipline where one size does not fit all. Cartner & Wolf understands maritime people ashore and at sea and tailors plans which protect them, their families, their loved ones and their possessions. A well-planned life gives a great deal of peace of mind and removes substantial uncertainty. Cartner & Wolf clients are clients for life with a firm which takes a personal interest in each and every client.

 



Part 3: Updating the Plan with Assistance from an Outside Adviser

Life Planning for the Maritime Professional

Part 3: Updating the Plan with Assistance from an Outside Adviser
In this 3rd program/blog in the series, Dr. Cartner discusses the importance of developing and regularly updating a maritime professional’s life plan and to engage the assistance of an objective outside adviser, throughout the process.

Part 2: What are the Components of a Life Plan

Life Planning for the Maritime Professional

Part 2: What are the Components of a Life Plan

A life plan has two fundamental courses. The first course is one which deals with the expected and identifiable vagaries of life before they occur so that if something goes wrong there is some comfort that a plan – and often funding – is available to navigate through it. The second course comprises unexpected or events of low probability in time or magnitude which occur during the first course.

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Part 1: What is life planning for maritime people?

Life Planning for the Maritime Professional

Part 1: What is life planning for maritime people?

I have been contemplating the maritime life for a while – 51 years to be close to exact. I entered Kings Point in 1965 and as the proverbial engineer that week could not spell “merchant marine.” In a wee I was becoming a mariner. Many turns of the screw and water under the bridge have passed but the essential conundrum of how to plan one’s life, career, money, marriage and family courses remains. How does one do that and make them all fit? As has been said, it ain’t easy.

What is Life Planning for Maritime People?
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El Faro Is Reported Missing

By John A. C. Cartner

El Faro Is Reported Missing

Editor's Note:
In production of ‘Conversations with Cartner’ Dr. Cartner bases his perspectives and viewpoints on the facts and information available at the time of production.
During the production of the most recent October 8, 2015 ‘Conversations with Cartner’ interview regarding the tragic sinking of the El Faro, Dr. Cartner made the following statements.

“There wouldn’t have been a riding crew out there doing engine work if she hadn’t had engine problems before.”
“She was an old ship, an old steam ship, and old steam ships often have riding crews going along to fix things.”

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Technology, Owners and Labor Supply

By John A. C. Cartner

Technology, Owners and Labor Supply

There is growing concern that technology and owners and labor supply are not well coordinated. Owners are loath to provide technology they do not know will work reliably. It is growing increasingly hard to recruit skilled labor for the industry. A recent survey showed that one of the big complaints among seafaring staff was the increased regulatory burden of reporting and inspection which occurs at every port visit.

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Maritime TV 'Conversations with Cartner'
A weekly discussion on maritime industry issues of the day with Shipmaster and Maritime Lawyer, Dr. John A.C. Cartner.


The opinions expressed by Dr. John A.C. Cartner in the ‘Conversations with Cartner’ Video Series and accompanying blogs are the opinions of Dr. Cartner and do not necessarily reflect the views of the staff and management of Maritime TV, or its parent network, TV Worldwide, Inc.

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