Crewman medevaced after falling aboard boxship near Galveston

Crewman medevaced after falling aboard boxship near Galveston

(HOUSTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an injured crewman Friday from a containership in the Houston Ship Channel near Galveston, Texas. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watch standers received a notification at 1 p.m. from the Houston Pilots aboard CMA CGA Samson, a 1,099-foot containership, stating a 34-year-old crewmember had fallen and sustained a severe lower leg injury. Watch standers…
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Tug adrift, crew rescued after towline fouls props off Maryland

Tug adrift, crew rescued after towline fouls props off Maryland

(BALTIMORE) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued seven people Saturday from a disabled and adrift tug towing a barge 30 miles offshore from Ocean City, Md. A crewmember aboard the tug Legacy notified watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday that while towing a 290-foot barge from New Jersey to Guyana, a 1,000-foot…
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Coast Guard seeks input on discontinuing N.C. buoy

Coast Guard seeks input on discontinuing N.C. buoy

(PORTSMOUTH, Va.) — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public comment and input from mariners regarding a proposal to discontinue the Beaufort Inlet Channel lighted whistle buoy that recently sank in Beaufort, N.C. Interested mariners and stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety. Feedback may be submitted electronically at CGD5waterways@uscg.mil…
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Icebreakers get busy as Operation Coal Shovel begins

Icebreakers get busy as Operation Coal Shovel begins

(DETROIT) — The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday began Operation Coal Shovel, an annual domestic icebreaking operation ranging from southern Lake Huron to Lake St. Clair to the St. Clair/Detroit River system, and into Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers work together in these waterways as conditions worsen throughout the winter to ensure the ability…
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Regional Exam Center in St. Louis reopens to mariners

Regional Exam Center in St. Louis reopens to mariners

(MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — Regional Examination Center (REC) St. Louis has reopened for examination and counter services. Specific information regarding the REC’s physical address, hours of operation, and entry requirements can be found on the REC St. Louis website. Mariner examination services will continue to be provided by appointment only. Examination appointment requests may be emailed to RECSTL@uscg.mil and should include…
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NTSB welcomes duck boat safety rules in defense bill

NTSB welcomes duck boat safety rules in defense bill

(WASHINGTON) — National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairwoman Jennifer Homendy welcomed maritime safety improvements in the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2023, which President Biden signed into law on Dec. 23. The legislation advances NTSB recommendations for amphibious vessels known as DUKW boats and requires the U.S. Coast Guard to provide an initial response to…
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Sea Machines installs AI system on Coast Guard cutter

Sea Machines installs AI system on Coast Guard cutter

(BOSTON) — Sea Machines Robotics, an industry leader in pioneering maritime autonomy and perception systems, has installed its new AI-ris computer vision product on board a U.S. Coast Guard 270-foot Famous-class medium endurance cutter ahead of the vessel’s upcoming deployment. AI-ris uses artificial intelligence to identify and track visual targets of interest. This installation was made possible under an ongoing…
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