Richard Hughes recently closed his 24-seat safety training center on Cape Cod to become a retired student of modern worldwide shipping operations. He graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a B.S. in Marine Transportation, then obtained a Masters Degree in Business from Lesley University. While at MMA, he sailed on the Bay State, the CV Lightning, and the TS Mobil Lube. He has also written Bringing Down the Safety Guy, and Hazard Elimination Inc.--a series of novels about safety mishaps. He has written two screenplays entitled Training Ship and Plimsoll. He lives in Falmouth, MA, with his wife Lavinia.