Regulatory Neglect & Its Consequences: An Open Letter

Below is a copy of an “open letter” that I sent via email on November 12, 2019. Among the recipients are several members of the the U.S. Coast Guard including Admiral Paul Thomas, Admiral John Nadeau, Admiral Richard Timme, Captain Joshua Reynolds and Captain Scott Kelly. Also included is retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain U.S.Continue reading “Regulatory Neglect & Its Consequences: An Open Letter”

Lack of Law Enforcement & The Whistleblower

In my previous post I illustrated the gross negligence and indifference of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Liberian Registry as it pertained to the illegal and dangerous conduct of Noble Drilling which I reported to them.  The epitome of this knowing and willful cover-up was when I notified the U.S. Department of Justice. Specifically,Continue reading “Lack of Law Enforcement & The Whistleblower”

On Whistleblowing (Part II)

Written by Captain Jeffrey B. Hagopian This article is a follow-up to the original blog post titled “On Whistleblowing.” In this first article I outlined and detailed the events that led to my whistleblower/retaliatory termination.  My termination occurred eleven days after I reported two illegal and felonious safety violations that took place on my former vessel,Continue reading “On Whistleblowing (Part II)”

Captain Jeff Hagopian: An Introduction

I am a 1988 graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy. I sailed VLCC’s as 3rd and 2nd Mate. I then came ashore for a bit and then returned to sea working as Captain and Chief Mate on three different IMO high speed craft. My last seagoing job was Captain of a dynamically positioned, mobile offshore deepwaterContinue reading “Captain Jeff Hagopian: An Introduction”