NATO Commander: Water Security is the Weak Link
Maritime security is a weak link in the U.S.-led war on terror and extremists will one day exploit the shortcomings unless action is taken, the U.S Commander of NATO forces in southern Europe said.
$7.9B USCG Reauthorization Approved by Subcommittee
Legislation to authorize more than $7.9 billion for the Coast Guard for Fiscal Year 2005, including $1.1 billion for the Deepwater project, was unanimously approved by the U.S.
NTSB Cites Failure to Repair Hull in Sinking
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued an Advisory stating that the probable cause of the sinking of a tour boat in the Everglades on December 30…
NTSB Investigates Fatal Water Taxi Accident
Immediately following the capsizing of a water-taxi, the Lady D, in Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Saturday, March 6, 2004, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman…
Export Requirements for Wood Packaging
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued an Industry Alert regarding export requirements for wood packaging materials. The Industry Alert states…
Safety Alert – Lifeboat gripes
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Safety Alert reporting problems that have been experienced with lifeboat gripes on certain totally enclosed lifeboats. On some lifeboats…
Lee III Investigation Concludes
The formal U.S. Coast Guard-led investigation into the collision between the offshore supply vessel Lee III and the motor vessel ZIM Mexico III concluded today at the Hyatt Regency on Poydras Street.
HMS Endurance for Falmouth
UK’s A&P Group has won an important multi-million pound sterling Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract to refit the Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship HMS Endurance at its Falmouth shipyard.
New Facility to Boost Trade in Falmouth
From early April ships visiting the Port of Falmouth will be able to use a brand new service to receive and recycle oil slops, thanks to a joint venture between…
ASA Urges USCG for Salvage Regs
The American Salvage Association (ASA) has been urging the United States Coast Guard to move forward and promulgate critically important regulations for marine salvage and firefighting…