MarAd advisory: Black Sea attacks, collateral damage

MarAd advisory: Black Sea attacks, collateral damage

(WASHINGTON) — Since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine began in late February 2022, commercial vessels have reportedly been struck by projectiles and experienced explosions in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. There have also been reports of moored and drifting naval mines. • NATO Shipping Center – Risk of collateral damage in the northwestern, western and southwest Black Sea…
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MarAd alert: Houthi threat to ships in Red Sea, Gulf of Aden

MarAd alert: Houthi threat to ships in Red Sea, Gulf of Aden

(WASHINGTON) — At 2330 UTC on Jan. 10, coalition forces conducted strikes against targets used by Houthi rebels in Yemen to launch attacks against international shipping lanes and commercial vessels. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command recommends that U.S.-flagged commercial vessels remain north of 18N in the Red Sea or East of 46E in the Gulf of Aden for the next…
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MarAd’s Phillips praises dedication of U.S. mariners

MarAd’s Phillips praises dedication of U.S. mariners

(WASHINGTON) — The following is a message released Thursday by retired Navy Rear Adm. Ann Phillips, U.S. maritime administrator: "As we find ourselves in the home stretch of another trip around the sun, I want to pause and take the time to reflect on how your efforts make MarAd (U.S. Maritime Administration) incredibly successful year in and year out. Thank…
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Southern Red Sea attacks prompt U.S. maritime warning

Southern Red Sea attacks prompt U.S. maritime warning

(WASHINGTON) — Multiple missile and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks emanating from Houthi-controlled territories in Yemen impacted the Southern Red Sea/Bab el Mandeb (BAM) region throughout the day on Sunday, affecting at least three commercial vessels. Exercise caution when transiting this area and remain cognizant of evolving threats in this region. U.S. commercial vessels operating in these areas should review…
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Protesters removed from U.S. ship in Oakland Harbor

Protesters removed from U.S. ship in Oakland Harbor

(SAN FRANCISCO) — The U.S. Coast Guard removed three people from the roll-on/roll-off ship Cape Orlando after they reportedly trespassed on the vessel during a protest in the Oakland Harbor on Friday morning. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watch standers received a report of a demonstration happening within Oakland Harbor near Cape Orlando at about 8:30 a.m. The ship, owned…
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MarAd seeking steward for nuclear ship Savannah

MarAd seeking steward for nuclear ship Savannah

(WASHINGTON) — The nuclear ship Savannah, a national historic landmark, is in need of a new steward. The U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) on Monday posted a notice of availability/request for information for Savannah in the Federal Register. The purpose is to determine preservation interest from entities that may wish to acquire the ship. MarAd will consider a donation, a charter…
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Mariners not a priority for states during COVID vaccine rollout

Mariners not a priority for states during COVID vaccine rollout

As millions of Americans receive their COVID-19 vaccines, there is a vital group of workers who are still not being given priority: mariners. Because the vaccines are being administered by state governments, there is no mechanism nationally to put mariners at the front of the line, even though they are crucial in delivering essential goods across the country. As of…
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