Safety & Security
DECEMBER 27, 2013 — The National Transportation Safety Board has published a Marine Accident Brief on the January 7, 2013 allision of the 752 ft tanker Overseas Reymar with the San Francisco‒Oakland Bay Bridge. The…
DECEMBER 9, 2013 — Two incidents today demonstrate that Somali pirates remain active and that, ultimately, action by embarked armed security teams may be all that can prevent an attack from becoming a hijacking. In…
DECEMBER 5, 2013—If you see a patrol boat operating in New York Harbor, there's a good chance that it was built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Over the years, the Somerset, MA, boatbuilder has built…
JULY 25, 2013 — U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D. WV), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, introduced legislation July 23 that, he said, would improve consumer protections for cruise passengers and close gaps in cruise…
MAY 31, 2013 — The Coast Guard has been responding to a collision between two deep draft ships approximately 30 miles off the coast of Galveston today. There has been no report of injury or…
MAY 9, 2013 — A GAO report to Congressional committees finds major problems with the the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC program), which requires maritime workers to complete background checks and obtain biometric identification cards…
MAY 8, 2013 – Senator John D. "Jay" Rockefeller IV (D. W.Va.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, is continuing his efforts to provide "robust oversight" of the cruise industry.…
MAY 8, 2013 — At least five people have died and four are missing after the RO/RO containership Jolly Nero crashed into a control tower in the port of Genoa, Italy, according to local media.…
APRIL 30, 2013 — The U.S. Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued Marine Safety Alert on the use of surge protective devices on board vessels that corrects an alert on this subject issued…
APRIL 25, 2013 — Mobile Bay has been rocked by a series of explosions on empty compressed natural gas barges undergoing cleaning at an Oil Recovery Co. of Alabama facility on the Mobile River's east…
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