First Lady Celebrates Sailors’ Homecoming
On July 31, 2009 First lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks to Sailors and their families at Naval Station Norfolk during a homecoming celebration for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Desiree Green/Released)
Photo: USCGC Bertholf
The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, the service's newest cutter, participated in 2009 Seattle Seafair Parade of Ships, Wednesday, July 29, 2009. The Bertholf, U.S. Navy and Canadian Navy will remain in Seattle for the public to view through Monday, August 3, 2009. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Molle)
Port Company to Pay, Storm Water Violations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed a fine of $47,100 against APM Terminals Pacific Limited for violations of its storm water permit at its Port of Los Angeles facility.
Motion to Dismiss Action against LA/LB Ports
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued an order by the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) certifying to the Commission a motion of the Bureau of Enforcement to…
CMA CGM Ocean Carrier of the Year
The CMA CGM Group was recently honored with the 2008-2009 Ocean Carrier of the Year award by Walmart in recognition of its commitment to excellent service. According to Walmart…
MSC Napoli Salvage Operation Finished
Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of States Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention (SOSREP) officially declared an end to the salvage and wreck removal operations of the MSC Napoli on Thursday 29th July 2009, 924 days after it all began. The MSC Napoli was beached at Branscombe on Saturday 20 January 2007 and since then there have been several salvage and wreck removal phases aimed initially at removing her fuel oil, then her cargo, and ultimately the wreck of the MSC Napoli itself.
Ship-to-Ship Wireless Broadband Tracking
Broadband Antenna Tracking Systems, Inc. (BATS) has successfully demonstrated an industry-first ship-to-ship wireless broadband communications tracking system integrating…
Middle East Logistics Command Leadership Change
The command responsible for providing air and sea logistics to the U.S. Navy in the Middle East changed leadership today in Manama, Bahrain. Navy Capt. Donald D.
Chalmette Ferry Resumes Operations
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that the Lower Algiers/Chalmette ferry has resumed service. The ferry closed at 6:00 p.m.
OMSA Applauds Move to Enforce Jones Act
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a proposal, open for public comment through mid-August, that will take important steps to help enforce the…
Containment Efforts, Bulker Grounding
The owners of the 26,800 dwt bulk carrier Full City, which ran aground whilst in ballast at Langesund off the southern coast of Norway in heavy weather on July 31…
U.S. & Philippines to Fight Piracy
On July 31, 2009, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood met with President Gloria Arroyo of the Republic of the Philippines and signed the first joint nonbinding…