Vehicle Aboard Charleviox Ferry Catches Fire
The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Station Charlevoix and Boyne City, Michigan, Fire Department responded to a fire aboard a Charlevoix ferry Friday afternoon on Lake Charlevoix. All passengers and crew were safely escorted off the vessel with no reported injuries. Just before 3 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, received notification of a vehicle on fire aboard the passenger vessel Charlevoix, a 50-foot four-car cable ferry, while the vessel was moored to the pier.
Panama Canal Facing Transit Backlog
The Panama Canal continues to experience an increase in transit backlog due to recent locks maintenance work, coupled with high arrivals during the last week of September. In response to this situation, scheduled non-critical maintenance work was postponed and additional crews have been assigned to increase capacity at Gatun and Miraflores Locks. A temporary reduction in the number of booking slots for supers…
KEP Marine Releases Video Recording Products
KEP Marine releases today the innovative network video recording system and new HD cameras. The plug-and-play KVNR-8001 network video recording system is simple to install with easy to use commands and remote operating capability. Offering high definition footage recorded at 30 frames per second from multiple sources, the KVNR-8001 provides time-stamped recordings allowing owners access to all memorable moments that are instantly available via iPhone, iPad or Android smart device.
USCG Urge Caution Ahead of Hurricane Joaquin
The Coast Guard urges the public Thursday to use extreme caution and to prepare for the onset of heavy weather, extreme sea conditions, storm surge and high surf throughout the Mid Atlantic region as Hurricane Joaquin approaches the coast. Stay informed: The public should monitor the progress and strength of Hurricane Joaquin through local television, radio and internet. Information can also be obtained on small craft advisories and warnings on VHF radio channel 16.
Brazil Court Allows Lula Questioning in Petrobras Corruption Case
Brazil's Supreme Court authorized the questioning by Federal Police of ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as a witness in a broadening corruption case focused on state-run oil company Petrobras , a spokesperson for the court said on Friday. (Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer; Editing by Chris Reese)
Eletrobras says Compensation for Hydro Plants Could be $330 mln
Brazil's state-run utility Eletrobras said on Friday a report into six hydroelectric plants found the assets had a remaining value of 1.3 billion reais ($332 million) after amortization and depreciation. Under Brazilian law, Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA, as the company is formally known, may be entitled to compensation for that amount if the figure is approved by the national energy agency ANEEL. ($1 = 3.92) (Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer; Editing by David Gregorio)
Life Ring Found from Cargo Ship Missing off Bahamas
A life ring has been found from the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing on Thursday after sailing through Hurricane Joaquin in the Bahamas, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Twitter on Saturday.
New Jersey Transportation Chief to Resign
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday said his transportation commissioner Jamie Fox would step down by the end of the month to return to the private sector after only a year in the position.