UK MAIB Issues Summary of Examination of Crane Collapse
The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued a summary of its preliminary examination of an incident involving the collapse of a provisions loading crane on a ship.
Hearing on New Orleans Oil Spill
On September 16, the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will conduct an oversight…
New Data Shows Demand for Trained Merchant Mariners
Only months after graduation ceremonies were held on campuses across the nation, approximately 85 percent of 2008 graduates with merchant marine licenses from the…
Perciavalle Named VP of Operations for Austal Shipyard
Austal announced the promotion of to Vice President of Operations for Austal’s shipyard. Perciavalle began his maritime career at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at , graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Engineering Systems. Craig also actively served as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve for eight years. He has fifteen years of experience in the shipbuilding and repair industry and has worked at several shipyards.
This Day in Naval History - Aug. 22
1912 - Birthday of the Navy Dental Corps. 1945 - First surrender of Japanese garrison at end of World War II; USS Levy (DE 162) receives surrender of Mille Atoll in .
USS Howard Builds Partnerships in SEACAT Exercise
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) trained with the navies of , , , and the Republic of the Aug. 17-20 during the Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) exercise. The seventh-annual exercise focused on improving the interoperability between regional navies and their ability to collectively intercept vessels using the seas to transport criminals, contraband or terrorists.