Bill Calls for VDRs on Large Passenger Vessels

Monday, May 16, 2005
Representative Fossella (R-NY) introduced a bill (H.R. 2342) to amend title 46, United States Code, to treat as a passenger vessel any vessel having berth or stateroom accommodations for more than 399 passengers, to require that such a vessel be equipped with a voyage data recorder, and to ensure reliable medical testing of vessel pilots, and for other purposes. (HK Law)

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This Day In Naval History: August 30

1923 - USS Colorado (BB 45) is commissioned. Notable during her pre-World War II service, she helps in the search for missing aviator, Amelia Earhart, in 1937. During WWII,

This Day In Naval History: August 29

1861 - During the Civil War, Seaman Benjamin Swearer lands with troops from the steam sloop of war, Pawnee, and takes part in the capture of Fort Clark, at Hatteras Inlet, N.

USS Freedom Suffers Casualty

The U.S. Navy's first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) experienced a casualty to one of its main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) on July 11 reportedly

 
 
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