US Coast Guard District Chief of Staff Retires
With over 30 years service under his belt, Capt. John Bingaman has retired following a ceremony held at Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village, Ohio. Capt. Bingaman, who grew up in Greensboro, N.C., oversaw 6,000 Coast Guard active duty, reserve, civilian and auxiliary men and women serving at 77 subordinate units and on the District staff from the 9th District Headquarters at the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland.
Houston Ship Channel Dredge Contract Awarded to RLB
Amongst the latest listing of US Department of Defense contracts, RLB Contracting of Port Lavaca, Texas, has been awarded a USD$8,286,850 firm-fixed-price contract for deep draft maintenance dredging of the Houston Ship Channel from Carpenters to Greens. Work will be performed in Houston, Texas, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston, Texas, is the contracting activity. Estimated completion date is Oct. 20, 2014.
First Ship Plugged-In to New Port of Hueneme AMP System
The Port informs that it has conducted its first operational and safety vessel test of its recently installed Auxiliary Maritime Power (AMP) system. Port crews were on hand to view this first vessel ‘plug in’ by Hamburg Sud’s 'M/V Cap Pasley', carrying fresh fruit for Chiquita Brands of Charlotte, North Carolina. The Port of Hueneme explains that the initial test of ‘plugging in’ a vessel is critical to assessing performance of this new and very high voltage shore power system.
Car-Carrier Saves South Pacific Lone Yachtsman
A solo Canadian sailor has been rescued from his sinking yacht in rough conditions 1,250 nautical miles (2,300km) north-east of Auckland - about 600nm (1,100km) south of Rarotonga - after a mercy dash by the car-carrier 'Fidelio', reports Maritime NZ. The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) was alerted by the signal from a US-coded EPIRB distress beacon and despatched an RNZAF P3 Orion to the scene.
Fit for Sea Medical Program Tests 300,000th Applicant
The UK P&I Club informs that its Pre-Employment Medical Examination Programme, claimed to be the world’s leading scheme for assessing the fitness of prospective seafarers, has just completed its 300,000th examination. For the past 18 years, the PEME Programme has provided crew with a first rate health check before going to sea while protecting ship owners from claims arising from medical conditions existing prior to employment.
Washington Slams Moscow for 'False Claims' list on Ukraine
The U.S. making in order to justify its operation in Ukraine following Moscow's annexation of the Crimea region last month. making about Ukraine. entitled "Russian Fiction: The Sequel.
Ukraine Gives Rebels Deadline To Disarm Or Face Military Operation
Moscow. weapons. forces of Ukraine," Turchinov said in an address to the nation. months of pro-Western protests, for being behind the rash of rebellions across Russian…
Act Fast To Curb Global Warming, Or Extract CO2 From Air - UN
extract greenhouse gases from the air, a U.N. report said on Sunday. solar or nuclear power was affordable and would shave only about 0.06 percentage point a year off world economic growth.
Libya's Zawiya Oil Port Reopens
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Ukraine Sends Forces To Confront Armed Pro-Russian Rebels
Kremlin. warned it will act to protect eastern Ukraine's Russian-speakers if they come under attack. operation" to re-assert Kiev's control in Slaviansk. flying…