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July 25, 2016

VIDEO: Tropical storm grounds glass bottom boat

JULY 25, 2016 — As Tropical Storm Darby lashed through Hawaii, the Coast Guard was yesterday responding to the grounding of the 65 ft glass bottom boat Spirit of Kona on the island of Hawaii. Representatives from Coast Guard Sector Honolulu,...
July 25, 2016

More come to SUNY Maritime for STCW training

JULY 25, 2016 — More professional mariners are coming to SUNY Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, NY, for training and courses to maintain their credentials and endorsements. Increased enrollment is being seen across the industry as the Dec. 31...
July 25, 2016

Bills would remove caps for economic damages for spills

JULY 25, 2016—“If you drill and you spill, then you must pay the bill,” is how Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) summarized his “Big Oil Bailout Prevention Legislation Package” that he introduced last month. Co-sponsored with Senator Cory Booker...
July 25, 2016

Box ship scrape is first accident in expanded Panama Canal

JULY 25, 2016 — A Cosco neopanamax containership last month became the first ship to make a commercial transit of the expanded Panama Canal. Now another Cosco neopanamax, the 8,500 TEU Xin Fei Zhou, has notched up another first for the expanded...
July 25, 2016

Aircraft carrier to get post-Fukushima decontamination

JULY 25, 2016 – Earlier this year, defense media reported Navy officials as saying that 16 ships remained contaminated with low levels of radiation five years after taking in part in relief efforts following Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear...
July 25, 2016

HHI to build MSC tanker for Royal New Zealand Navy

JULY 25, 2016 – South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world's largest shipbuilder, has won an order to build a 23,000 ton class logistics support vessel for New Zealand Defence Force's Maritime Sustainment Capability (MSC) project....
July 24, 2016

NY Waterway ferry makes "hard landing"

JULY 24, 2016 — Seventeen passengers aboard the New York Waterway ferry Peter R. Weiss were injured after it struck a dock in Jersey City on Saturday night, local media report, citing Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill, who said all of...
July 23, 2016

Panama Canal launches Green Connection Award

JULY 23, 2016 — The Panama Canal has launched the Green Connection Award, a new initiative to recognize customers who demonstrate excellent environmental stewardship, and to encourage others to implement technologies and standards to help...
July 22, 2016

VIDEO: Damen ASD duo headed for Argentina

JULY 22, 2016 — After successfully completing sea trials, two Damen ASD Tugs 2810 — Estibador I and Estibador II — are headed from Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania to Puerto General de San Martin, Argentina. The two tugboats have been ordered...
July 22, 2016

New York Wheel rolls ahead

JULY 22, 2016—New York City is rediscovering and embracing its connection with the water. N.Y. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vision to connect the city via an extensive ferry service network is a prime example of this (see earlier stories and “A...

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