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USCG Recognises Bleiberg of ABS

ABS informed that the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has awarded Roy Bleiberg, Vice President of Engineering for the ABS Americas Division, the USCG Meritorious Public Service Award.

Abandoned Pipeline Spills Crude Oil in Barataria Bay

An abandoned flow line near Lake Grande Ecaille has reportedly discharged an estimated 4,200 gallons of crude oil, Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The pipeline belongs to Hilcorp Energy,

Alaska Juris Sinks, 46 People Rescued

 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.

Sunken Barge Impedes Waterway Traffic Near Galveston

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 to Lead Repower for Historic USCG Eagle

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.

Canada Embarks on Arctic Survey Mission

Canada has launched its 2016 Arctic expedition to collect important scientific information to support the nation’s submission on the extended continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean.

ASEAN Breaks South China Sea Deadlock

Manila drops request to refer to court ruling in statement. Southeast Asian nations overcame days of deadlock on Monday when the Philippines dropped a request

Passenger Vessel Runs Aground off Hawaii

The 65-foot commercial passenger vessel Spirit of Kona ran aground on the island of Hawaii, Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.   Coast Guard Sector Honolulu

China sets up South China Sea environment protection fund

China has set up a 15 million yuan ($2.25 million) environmental protection fund for the South China Sea having already spent double that in the past four years,

Piracy Drops to 21-year low - IMB

Piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to a new report from the International

Jakarta to Boost Security of Small Vessels

 Jakarta will boost security of small vessels after hijackings 15 July, says a report in Protection Vessels International Ltd (PVI).   Indonesia is currently

Ailing Cruise Passenger Medevaced 200 miles off VA Coast

The Coast Guard medevaced an ailing cruise ship passenger Saturday approximately 200 miles off the Virginia coast. Watchstanders in the 5th District Command

USCG Repatriates 151 Cuban Migrants

The Coast Guard repatriated 151 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since July 14. The Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore crew repatriated 60 Cuban migrants Monday.

Migrants Survivors Tell of Struggle at Sea

The bodies of 21 women and one man were brought ashore to Sicily on Friday as fellow migrants described scenes of panic and violence when water poured into their dinghy.

Rescuers Recover 17 bodies, pick up 1,128 Migrants

An Irish navy ship recovered 17 dead bodies on Thursday when it went to the aid of migrants packed onto a wooden boat off the coast of Libya, Italy's coastguard said,

Turkey Scrambles Fighter Jets in Search of Missing Vessels

Turkish F-16 fighter jets scrambled on Wednesday to check reports that missing Turkish coastguard vessels had appeared in Greek waters in the Aegean Sea, Turkish military sources said.

Great Lakes Ports Support Ballast Reforms

Directors of major commercial ports in the Great Lakes region called on Congress to end years of regulatory chaos surrounding ballast water management.    In a joint letter issued late yesterday,

China Admiral: 'Freedom of Navigation Patrols' could end 'in disaster'

Freedom of navigation patrols carried out by foreign navies in the South China Sea could end "in disaster", a senior Chinese admiral has said, a warning to the

China: South China Sea Construction to Continue

China will not halt the construction of islands and reefs in the South China Sea, state media reported the head of China's navy saying on Monday. China will

Man Rescued near Grays Harbor, WA

A Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor crew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II rescued a man who was swept out to sea while wading in the water near the Grays Harbor north jetty at Ocean Shores,

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