The U.S. Coast Guard's Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Implementation Task Force will meet Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 9:30 am at RTCM in Arlington, VA. Visit http://www.rtcm.org/visit.php.
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The Fishing Company of Alaska, based in Renton, owns the 238-foot Alaska Juris that started sinking in the Bering Sea shortly before noon on Tuesday, says a report in Seattle Times.
A barge sank east of the Galveston Causeway railroad bridge Tuesday, causing the U.S. Coast Guard to issue a safety zone and temporarily restrict traffic on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
BMT Designers & Planners, a subsidiary of BMT Group, an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, is leading the effort to repower the historic U.