Divers Inspect Cruise Ship after Suspicious Activity

Tuesday, August 14, 2007
According to reports, Coast Guard divers inspected the hull of a cruise ship docked in Long Beach Harbor after several people reported having seen a small, suspicious boat floating nearby, authorities said. Cruise ship officials called the Coast Guard, after one of four people in the 18-ft. skiff went into the water and pulled himself back out, Coast Guard spokesman said. It is illegal for unauthorized people and boats to come within 100 yards of a docked cruise ship. The regulation was implemented to avoid possible terrorist attacks on cruise ships.

The small boat and its occupants were no longer at the scene by the time police, firefighters, lifeguards and Coast Guard officers arrived. Eleven divers inspected the hull of the ship with the aid of a remote-controlled, submersible camera as the ship's 2,576 passengers boarded. Nothing suspicious was discovered, the Coast Guard said. The Carnival cruise ship departed for its weeklong trip to Mexico two hours late. Source: San Jose Mercury News

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

Keel Laid for Holland America Line’s New Ship

Holland America Line celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,650-guest Pinnacle Class ship on August 22 at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. A 680-ton block

Kiel Port Growth Continues

Cargo and passenger handling rise by 3%. Handling in the Port of Kiel continued to grow in the first half of the year. A total of 3.24 million tons of cargo

Warming Aids Arctic Economies, but Short of 'Cold Rush'

Climate change is aiding shipping, fisheries and tourism in the Arctic but the economic gains fall short of a "cold rush" for an icy region where temperatures are

Coast Guard

USCG Medevacs Mariner in Port Alexander, Alaska

The Coast Guard medevaced an 87-year-old female reportedly suffering from complications associated with a lower back injury aboard the fishing vessel Annie B in Port Alexander, Sunday evening.

USCG Responds to Plane Crash 51 mi SE Of Chincoteague Island, VA

The Coast Guard is responding to a plane crash Saturday approximately 51 miles southeast of Chincoteague Island.   Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District

USCG Repatriates 86 Migrants

Coast Guard crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. and the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant repatriated 86 migrants illegally migrating from Cuba and Haiti.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0776 sec (13 req/sec)