Coast Guard honors mariners for Golden Ray response

Coast Guard honors mariners for Golden Ray response

(BRUNSWICK, Ga.) — The U.S. Coast Guard presented public service awards Monday to maritime partners for their commendable actions during the capsizing of the motor vessel Golden Ray and subsequent response. The public service awards recognized each individual’s actions that resulted in the preservation of life and mitigation of environmental hazards and economic impacts during the Golden Ray capsizing and…
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MarAd advisory: Hostilities in Eastern Mediterranean

MarAd advisory: Hostilities in Eastern Mediterranean

The following advisory was issued Thursday by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd): (WASHINGTON) — In light of current tensions and hostilities in the Eastern Mediterranean, there is an increased risk to commercial vessels operating in the region. Vessels operating in the Eastern Mediterranean are advised to exercise caution; conduct a risk assessment; review security measures; review current NATO Shipping Center…
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Shippers join relief effort for fire-ravaged Maui town

Shippers join relief effort for fire-ravaged Maui town

(KAHULUI, Maui) — Cargo carriers are prioritizing relief shipments to Maui after wildfires devastated the town of Lahaina earlier this week, leaving thousands homeless. The Port of Kahului is fully operational, according to a report by Supply Chain Dive, and inter-island freight and transport company Young Brothers noted in an Aug. 9 operations update that it is focusing its efforts…
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Propspeed receives type approval from Bureau Veritas

Propspeed receives type approval from Bureau Veritas

(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) — Propspeed has announced that after significant third-party testing, its foul-release coating system has received type approval from Bureau Veritas. Marine materials and equipment certification is the review and testing process that ensures ships’ component parts conform to the technical standards established by regulatory bodies. Bureau Veritas provides certification services for shipyards, suppliers and manufacturers, helping keep…
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Three rescued as push tug sinks off North Myrtle Beach

Three rescued as push tug sinks off North Myrtle Beach

(NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) — U.S. Coast Guard and partner agency crews continue to respond to a 59-foot push tug that sank Tuesday night approximately 3 miles off North Myrtle Beach. Horry County Fire Rescue personnel rescued the three crewmembers aboard the tug, the name of which has not been disclosed. The vessel is currently in 30 feet of water…
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Derecktor delivers hybrid research catamaran to UVM

Derecktor delivers hybrid research catamaran to UVM

(MAMARONECK, N.Y.) — Derecktor Shipyards has delivered a hybrid research catamaran to the University of Vermont (UVM). The innovative vessel, named R/V Marcelle Melosira after Marcelle Leahy, wife of retired U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy – who championed the Clean Water Act and helped secure significant funding to support the project, the University of Vermont, and the state – will serve…
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Crowley, San Diego break ground on e-tug charging station

Crowley, San Diego break ground on e-tug charging station

(SAN DIEGO) — Crowley and the Port of San Diego broke ground Wednesday for a shoreside charging station designed to provide clean energy for the company’s forthcoming zero-emissions tugboat, eWolf. Joined by key partners and community stakeholders, the ceremony marked a significant step forward in the industry’s journey to decarbonization and reduce emissions in the San Diego community. The charging…
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Bollinger cuts steel on nation’s first polar security cutter

Bollinger cuts steel on nation’s first polar security cutter

(PASCAGOULA, Miss.) — Bollinger Shipyards has begun cutting steel at Bollinger Mississippi Shipbuilding on the first of eight prototype modules that will become the foundation of the first U.S. Coast Guard polar security cutter, USCGC Polar Sentinel (PSC-1), the first heavy icebreaker to be built in the United States in 50 years. "Today marks a significant step for both Bollinger…
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