NY/NJ Port Safety Tightened

Wednesday, September 26, 2001
In the wake of the World Trade Center terrorist attack, a number of new measures are being instituted to ensure the near and long-term safety and security in ports. Naturally, New York/New Jersey is a focal point, and the following is a statement from Admiral Richard Bennis regarding the matter: In the past week, the U.S. Coast Guard has instituted several new vessel-operating requirements aimed at ensuring safe and secure navigation within the Port of New York and New Jersey. Among the safety measures requirement for each and every vessel to be escorted by two tugboats from the time the vessel enters the port complex until it reaches destination. The goal of the these safety requirements is threefold: · To ensure that the port remains open to vessel traffic and the integrity of the marine transportation system is maintained · To provide all vessels that enter or navigate within the port complex all the safety resources that are available within the port · To have the port?s resources readily available to intercede when a vessel or waterway?s safety or integrity may be threatened. These may seem like extraordinary measures to members of the maritime community. These are extraordinary times. The events that unfolded on September 11 were and still are unfathomable. The extent to which we must all cooperate to ensure the safety of our port, our city and our nation requires extraordinary measures and the availability of all maritime resources to minimize or avert maritime incidents. In this regard, all members of the maritime community can contribute to the present and future viability our nation?s premier port by cooperating with the USCG. As with all vessel-operating requirements in the Port of New York and New Jersey, the safety measures currently in place will be discussed, reviewed and refined with the cooperation of vessel owners and operators over the next several months. As in the past, the participants and stakeholders in the maritime industry will reach consensus on the very best protocols and regulations to facilitate maritime commerce, vessel safety and the protection of maritime and environmental resources. And as one united maritime industry, vessel owners and operators will play a critical role in defining the future of the Port of New York and New Jersey. In the present, the wound is deep and the stitches fragile. We must work together for the wound to heal. It is truly ??the best of times and the worst of times.? The Coast Guard- Activities New York relies on the courage, commitment and good counsel from the maritime community and will continue to do so in the formative months ahead.

People & Company News

Kongsberg Performs Well in Q2

Norwegian defence and marine technology company Kongsberg Gruppen's second quarter 2016 (Q2) financial results shows sales performance broadly in line with recent trends,

Rickmers Holding, E.R. Capital Drop Merger Plan

Rickmers Holding AG and E.R. Capital Holding have jointly decided not to pursue the merger of their ship management activities.   For many years the companies

MN100: Conrad Shipyard

The Company: Conrad Shipyard was established in 1948 and is headquartered in Morgan City, Louisiana. The company designs, builds and overhauls tugboats, ferries,

Ports

Vitol's Malaysia Terminal Suspends Ops after Spill

VTTI, the storage unit of world's largest oil trader Vitol, has suspended operations at its terminal in southern Malaysia following an oil spill, two industry sources said on Friday.

Shenzhen Port to Adopt China ECA Regulation

China's Shenzhen port is set to to adopt requirements for ships at berth requiring to burn marine fuel with sulfur content not exceeding 0.5 percent starting October this year,

Cochin Port Gets a Little 'Breathing Space'

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs of India, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for waiver of penal interest on Government

 
 
Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.0941 sec (11 req/sec)