The Coast Guard, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are working together to clean up an oil spill. The crewman onboard the tug Liberty notified the Coast Guard that oil was floating in the upper Delaware Bay. Marine science technicians from Sector Delaware Bay and a helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City were deployed to survey the scene and begin initial assessments. The sheen is a narrow band of oil five to six miles long, near the center of the bay in the main shipping channel, east of Port Mahon in Kent County, DE. The clean-up efforts of the spill began after the determination to use federal funds was made. Funds from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSLTF) will be used. Oil skimming vessels from Miller Environmental, Northstar Marine and the Delaware Bay and River Cooperative have been contracted for recovery and clean-up operations. The cause of the spill is under investigation.
The Coast Guard, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) are continuing to lead the recovery and clean-up of oil spilled in the upper Delaware Bay Tuesday. Shorelines impacted in Delaware by the spill include Port Mahon, Kelly Island and Pickering Beach. These areas have been reported to have light amounts of tar balls ranging from dime to baseball size
The U.S. Coast Guard detained the 880-ft. oil tanker, Aldawha, in Delaware Bay because two crewmembers are Iraqi nationals. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port in Philadelphia ordered the Qatar-flagged M/V Aldawha to remain at anchor last Wednesday evening upon determining through Advance Notice of Arrival screening that two crewmembers aboard the U.S. bound ship are Iraqi nationals. A Coast Guard boarding team boarded the ship and completed an inspection of the ship
According to SJnews, while BP awaits the Supreme Court ruling to decide the fate of the planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in NJ, more than 50 federal, state and local emergency officials toil over a plan to ensure the safe shipment of the liquid up the Delaware River. The transit management plan, to designate duties of local, state and federal officials for the safe shipment of 120 million gallons of LNG to the Logan facility each week, is required by the U.S
The unified command is continuing its clean up efforts today in response to the undetermined amount of oil that was spilled into the Delaware River by the ATHOS I on November 27. Barges are being used to offload the ships oil cargo in order to lighten the ship for salvage operations. The barges have offloaded 5 million gallons of product so far. Transfer operations are expected to be completed this week. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.
Newport, Rhode Island – Nv-Charts, a global supplier of charting products for mariners and cruising sailors, has now extended its coverage and produced new chart regions for Chesapeake Bay, just in time for the 2012 cruising and boating season. The coverage is divided into two regions, North and South. The North region includes Delaware Bay and the Chesapeake-Delaware canal, coverage from Cape May, N.J., to the Potomac River; and the Southern region continues down to Norfolk and the
Harold E. Bickings, the 300th vessel built by Blount Industries, was launched earlier this month. The 104 ft. oyster dredge, built for Tallmadge Brothers, is scheduled to operate out of Port Norris, N.J. This is the hailing port and location of the Peterson Packing Co., one of the oldest oyster businesses on Delaware Bay. The vessel will have 1,835 sq. ft. of working deck served by hydraulic conveyors and a bob cat loader on deck with a "garage" for it built into the forepeak
From the Navy News Service 1917 - Four U.S. battleships arrive at Scapa Flow to take on the role of the British Grand Fleet's 6th Battle Squadron. The ships include USS Delaware (BB 28), USS Florida (BB 30), New York (BB 34) and USS Wyoming (BB 32). 1941 - Japanese aircraft attack the U.S. Pacific Fleet based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 1944 - Seventh Fleet forces land Army troops on shore of Ormoc Bay. Kamikazes attack task force, damaging several U.S. Navy ships.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Delaware River Protection Act of 2005, which was introduced earlier this year by Congressman Lobiondo (New Jersey) as a result of the Athos I oil spill in the Delaware River in November 2004. The bill contains the following four main elements: 1. Anyone who knows about the release from a vessel or facility into the navigable waters of the U.S. of any object that creates an obstruction to navigation shall notify the federal authorities
Maritrans Inc., announced that following Hurricane Ivan, the Company's fleet is operating under regular conditions and servicing ports in both the Southeast and Northeast. The severe weather conditions caused by Hurricane Ivan as well as Hurricanes Charley and Frances resulted in temporary delays in service. Jonathan Whitworth, CEO of Maritrans, commented, "Consistent with Maritrans' commitment to adhere to the highest safety and environmental standards
At Pentagon ceremony Dr Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announce the new sub's name to be 'USS Delaware'. Wherever the USS Delaware goes after she is launched in 2018, a "piece of my heart will go with her," said Dr
Moose Boats, a boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area, delivered a M2-37 Catamaran Fire Rescue Boat to West Pierce Fire and Rescue in University Place, WA. The new 2,000 Gallon Per Minute rated 37 foot vessel is the most powerful M2 Series fire fighting boat that Moose Boats
Experts explore future of wind energy research in two-day symposium at the University of Delaware Energy Institute (UDEI). How would wind turbines in the ocean alter the wind flow? Is wind energy a practical solution for powering electrical grids?
The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search 8:15 p.m. Wednesday for a 34-year-old tow boat operator who went missing Tuesday morning after the Coast Guard received a distress alert from an emergency position indicating radio beacon near Great Egg Harbor. Missing is David McAuliffe.
Silt accumulation and dredging that's been postponed for years have prevented the full use of U.S. waterways and ports, maritime industry leaders said last month. Hundreds of U.S. ports and harbors are meant to be maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to foster navigation
Long-delayed deepening of Delaware Ship Channel allowed to proceed, Wilmington to become accessible by bigger ships The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has ruled in favor of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which has begun to dredge the 102-mile channel but whose work was
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announces signature of third Delaware River dredging contract. Governor Tom Corbett was joined by the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority and other dignitaries to announce signature of the third Delaware River dredging contract needed to continue deepening the
America's Bay Shipbuilding Co. vice president and general manager, Gene Caldwell, has left the company for personal reasons. Caldwell’s leave was confirmed by Rachel Krummen, human resources manager for Bay Shipbuilding/Fincantieri in Sturgeon Bay.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD begins a new speaker series entitled “Working Waterfront” on Thursday, November 1, with later sessions on Friday, November 16 and Thursday, November 29. Held in the Van Lennep Auditorium along the museum’s waterfront
A new 300 mt marine lift for Yank Marine is being installed at its Tuckahoe, NJ shipyard. This new 300 metric ton marine lift was transported from Marine Travelift in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin on ten trucks and is currently being erected on site. It was purchased using a $961,676
Researchers used a sophisticated climate model to show wind can meet many times the world's total power demand by 2030. If the world is to shift to clean energy, electricty generated by the wind will play a major role – and there is more than enough wind for that
Restoring fuel flow into the New York area a top priority, but barge deliveries hampered by obstructions. New York / New Jersey: NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson mobilized through the night to New York Harbor where they began surveying at 3:12 a.m
Delaware River Port Community schedule a one-day donation drive. Organizers from private and public sector port businesses and agencies throughout the tri-state region have scheduled a one-day donation drive for Saturday, November 17, 2012, from 8:00am – 5:00pm
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are increasing their vigilance to protect the seasonal whale calving grounds. Despite NOAA advertising the speed restrictions it seems vessels are continuing to flout the speed limitation
Researchers use side-scan & multi-beam sonar to get a good picture of what the passage of the storm did to the sea bed. Beneath the 20-foot waves that crested off Delaware's coast during Hurricane Sandy, thrashing waters reshaped the floor of the ocean