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Relief Efforts

Continued Support from MOL in the Philippines

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced another effort to assist those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines. MOL executives and employees have organized a charity donation program within the MOL Group of companies. The company has already made a $30,000 donation to emergency relief efforts and decided to provide free transport of relief supplies by containerships to the central Philippines devastated by the recent typhoon. The main portion of MOL’s donation will go to afflicted people on the island of Leyte, through its group seafarer manning company in Manila, Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc. The company said it is planning other relief efforts as the situation unfolds.  


USNS Comfort Completes Haiti Mission

Photo courtesy U.S. Navy

Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) has completed its mission departed the Joint Task Force-Haiti area of operations. Over the course of seven weeks, the ship's U.S military and civilian medical personnel treated 871 patients, receiving at the height of the recovery effort one patient every six to nine minutes. But now, thanks to more field hospitals ashore and fewer patients in need of specialized care, the ship has not had patients on board for more than a week.


CNO Visits Bataan During Relief Efforts

By Journalist Seaman Joanne De Vera, USS Bataan Public Affairs ABOARD USS BATAAN, Gulf of Mexico (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen visited USS Bataan (LHD 5) Sept. 10 while the ship was at anchor off the coast of Gulfport, Miss., supporting Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. It was one of numerous stops for the CNO during his daylong visit to the Katrina joint operations area (JOA). The CNO was on board to visit the crew of the first Navy warship on scene for


OTC Donates $100,000 for Hurricane Katrina Relief

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in relief efforts in the Gulf Coast communities affected by Hurricane Katrina. OTC is operated by 14 professional societies and trade associations representing all aspects of the offshore industry, which sponsor an annual technology conference in Houston. "The Gulf Coast region that has been devastated by the hurricane is the center of US offshore operations


Crowley Aid with Relief Efforts

Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group partnered with the American Red Cross last week to donate ocean transportation services for five container loads of disaster supplies to the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. As three islands that have certainly seen their share of Atlantic hurricanes, they were earmarked by the Red Cross to receive disaster relief items ahead of any storms or other natural disasters that might come their way.


Fuel Logistics Enable U.S. Haiti Relief Effort

The United States Government Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) provides fueling services to Department of Defense, federal civilian and government agencies. In the wake of the Haiti disaster, both the access to and convenience of obtaining necessary fuels for aviation and maritime support efforts became a matter of clear necessity. Beginning on Tuesday evening, January 12 – the night of the initial earthquake – support representatives from Multi Service


Sealift Command Charters Cruise Ships to House Evacuees

WASHINGTON – Along with thousands of active-duty and National Guard troops, several commercial passenger ships are also reporting to duty to support hurricane-relief efforts along the Gulf Coast, U.S. Northern Command officials announced. The ships, contracted by the Navy's Military Sealift Command, are part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's massive response to provide relief for displaced victims, officials said.


Carnival Charters Ships to Aid Relief Efforts

Carnival Cruise Lines has chartered three of its cruise ships to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for six months as part of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The three cruise ships are the Ecstasy, Sensation and Holiday. The federal government will pay Miami-based Carnival Corp. $192 million for providing temporary housing to evacuees from hurricane Katrina on three luxury cruise liners.


NAVSEA Responds, Provides Hurricane Ike Relief

From Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), a directorate of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in Washington, managed the deployment of salvage equipment Sept. 16 in direct support of Hurricane Ike relief efforts in Galveston, Texas. NAVSEA's SUPSALV received the request from the Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) Sept. 15 for U.S. Navy assistance in removing a number of small vessels sunk in the Gulf Intracoastal


Harrington Hoists in Haiti Relief Effort

Harrington Hoists, Inc., is participating in the Haiti Relief Effort to help the victims of the recent devastating earthquake that rocked the island. “Goods that will assist in the clean up and rebuilding of Haiti will be needed” said Bret Lussow, Business Development Sales Manager. “Our manual hand chain hoists and lever hoists are tools that can be used to accomplish this task. We are fortunate to be able to contribute our products and we encourage others to do whatever


Typhoon Batters Philippines, Thousand Flee to Manila

Rammasun hits eastern Rapu-Rapu island, heads towards Manila; Strongest storm after last year's Haiyan. Thousands evacuated from coastal villages. Thousands of people in the Philippines fled from their homes on Tuesday as the strongest typhoon to hit the country this year made landfall


HMAS Tobruk Completes Philippines Visit

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Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Tobruk has departed Manila in the Philippines after a four-day visit. The short break gave the ship’s company an opportunity to continue their association with Filipino colleagues. Tobruk’s Commanding Officer, Commannder Leif Maxfield


Congestion at Long Beach Port being Eased

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  As a result of the Port of Long Beach’s congestion relief efforts, two truck chassis owners, DCLI and TRAC, are adding over 3,000 chassis to their local fleet over the next few weeks to match supply and demand. "We need to increase the utilization of the more than 100


Sustainability Report: Carnival Ahead of Emissions Goal

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Carnival Corporation & plc released a report today detailing its sustainability efforts, including initiatives which enabled the company to meet its corporate goal to reduce its rate of CO2 emissions from shipboard operations by 20 percent, a year ahead of its initial plan


Maritime Industry Responds to Typhoon in the Philippines

Shipowner groups, unions and welfare organizations are pulling together in response to the devastating effects of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.   One of the main concerns is for Filipino seafarers, who represent more than 20% of the world's seafarers


Big Hearted Responses to Philippine Typhoon Disaster

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USS Antietam arrives on scene heralding the arrival of the 'George Washington' carrier strike force wth its immense capabilities, cruise ship operators Carnival Corp. pledge a million US$ and KVH grants free phone calls. Navy Capt. Tom Disy


MOL Containerships to Aid Typhoon Relief Efforts

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) said the MOL Group will provide free transport of relief supplies by containerships to the central Philippines devastated by the recent typhoon. The company has already donated $30,000 to emergency relief efforts.


Navy Hospital Ship Ordered to Ready for Philippines Support

USNS Mercy: Photo credit USN

Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, has directed the activation of the hospital ship 'USNS Mercy' (T-AH 19) to be ready to support ongoing disaster relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.


Navy's 'USNS Bowditch' Checking Philippine Pilotage Waters

USNS Bowditch lowering inshore survey boat: Photo credit USN

As U.S. Navy assets steam towards the Philippines to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Navy hydrographers are busy charting safe passages through potential navigation hazards created by the receding storm surge


Port Chaplain RecountsTyphoon Haiyan Devastation

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Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) Cebu port chaplain has spoken of the devastation caused by the typhoon and efforts to provide assistance. Across the globe the charity’s port chaplains have come out in full force to support Filipino seafarers and fishing communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan


PCG Ship Aids Typhoon Relief Operations in Iloilo

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) sent one of its multi-role vessels in Iloilo to help in relief efforts especially to those far flung islands greatly affected by Typhoon Yolanda. The vessel BRP Davao Del Norte (SARV-3504) arrived in the Port of Iloilo last Saturday.


USS George Washington Replaced in Philippine Relief Effort

USS Germantown: Photo USN

Dock landing ships 'USS Ashland' (LSD-48) and 'USS Germantown' (LSD-42) have replaced aircraft carrier 'USS George Washington', in the concerted efforts to extend relief efforts to typhoon victims in the Visayas region of the Philippines.
 Ashland and Germantown have aboard a combined total of


US Hospital Ship Reverts to Status Quo

USNS Mercy: Photo credit USN

'USNS Mercy' had been ordered to prepare for sea and a deployment to support disaster relief efforts as part of Operation Damayan, but that order has been rescinded following a dramatic improvement in the provision of other medical facilities in the Philippines.


Intelsat Contributes Communications Infrastructure for Relief Efforts

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Intelsat S.A., a provider of satellite services, has provided an update on its satellite capacity and other critical connectivities being used in a number of restoration initiatives in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. Immediately after the disaster occurred


MOL's Top News Highlights 2013

Cracked containership MOL Comfort (Photo courtesy of PTI )

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has announced the company’s top news stories for 2013 as follows: ■ Business Structural Reforms (BSR) executed (January – March); Single-year management plan “RISE 2013” started (April)






 
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