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Ferry Faults: USCG Suspends Ops on 23 NY Ferries

Nov 24, 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard ordered 23 New York Waterway ferries to suspend service over the last week after a series of inspections found the vessels to be operationally unfit. Coast Guard Sector New York marine inspectors determined the 23 ferries had damage or discrepancies significant enough to warrant a suspension of service. So far, two of those vessels have been reinspected and returned to normal operations…

USCG Names Cutters After 9/11 Heroes

Nov 11, 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced that two new Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) will be named in honor of Coast Guard reservists who served in the New York City Police Department and New York City Fire Department and lost their lives responding on 9/11…

SECNAV Names Future Destroyer after USCG Legend

Jun 10, 2019

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 132, in honor of Coast Guard Capt. Quentin Walsh, who was awarded the Navy Cross for his service during World War II.“Capt. Walsh was a…

Shipping Firm Fined $4M for Pollution Violation

Apr 19, 2019

$1 Million Will Go to Projects that Support Cleanup of Marine Pollution, Preservation of Aquatic Life, and Restoration of Shorelines around Newark Bay.A shipping company based in Italy today admitted discharging oily waste and other pollutants into the sea and then lying about it…

Securing, Enhancing America’s Ports & Supply Chain

Mar 06, 2019

The American Association of Port Authorities and its membership recently looked ahead at the challenges and opportunities facing the Port Security Grant Program.In its annual “State of Freight” series, AAPA has highlighted the transportation infrastructure needs of U…

Port Security: If you’ve seen one port, you’ve seen one port

Mar 04, 2019

ARES Security Corporation’s sophisticated AVERT C-2 platform integrates hundreds of disparate sensors and information sources to keep first responders aware of their immediate environment in real-time. In today’s dangerous and digital business environment…

NMC Announces Revised Comment Period for MM Medical Manual

Dec 18, 2018

Revised Comment Period: Draft Merchant Mariner Medical Manual, Notification of Availability and Request for Comments.The Coast Guard is seeking public comment regarding the draft Merchant Mariner Medical Manual. The guidance in this manual should assist medical practitioners…

U.S. Seeks 'Pragmatic' Approach to IMO 2020 Rules

Oct 25, 2018

The United States is looking for a 'pragmatic' approach to the implementation of new marine fuel emission rules that go into effect in 2020, a U.S. Coast Guard official said on Thursday.The United States hopes like-minded countries will put…

Coast Guard reopens North Carolina, Virginia ports

Oct 12, 2018

The Captain of the Port for Hampton Roads has reopened the port without restrictions Friday morning.The COTP for North Carolina reopened the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City Friday morning. Mariners in North Carolina are advised to exercise…

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