Judge Blocks Brazilian Assets of Vale, BHP After Dam Burst
A judge in Brazil's state of Minas Gerais has frozen the Brazilian assets of mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale SA after determining their joint venture Samarco…
Dozens Rescued at Sea after Abandoning Indonesian Ferry
Dozens of people with life jackets were found floating in Indonesia's Gulf of Bone on Sunday, some clinging to a fish trap, after abandoning their ferry in rough seas off Sulawesi Island, said officials, adding that two passengers had died. Fishermen found four people alive in a fish trap and took them to hospital in the town of Siwa on Sulawesi island, the head of the local rescue team, Roki Azikin told Reuters. A transport ministry spokesman said another 21 people were later found at sea.
USS Ross Conducts PASSEX in Black Sea
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) participated in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with ships from Turkey and Romania Dec. 15, 2015. The PASSEX was conducted in order to improve maritime capabilities between the U.S. and Black Sea naval forces. The participating nations joined in advanced ship maneuvering and anti-submarine training exercises. The U.S. Navy routinely operates ships in the Black Sea consistent with international law.
FUSION Sponsors Boat Builders Award
FUSION Entertainment,the worldwide leader in marine-audio engineering, announced today it has sponsored the Innovative On-Board Design Solution Award at the inaugural Boat Builder Awards, during the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The awards gala dinner was held on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at The National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam. FUSION presented the award to Galleon Yachts for its new 500 Fly.
Man, Dog Rescued Near Emerald Isle, NC
The Coast Guard rescued a man and his dog Saturday from a yacht taking on water in Sneads Ferry. Coast Guard watchstanders were notified Saturday the 38-foot yacht C-Lark with a man and his dog aboard was taking on water. A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water crew launched from Station Emerald Isle at 4:30 p.m. and arrived on scene at 4:57 p.m. The boat crew rescued the man and his dog and transported them to New River Marina at 5:30 p.m.
Sixth FREMM Frigate Launched
Today the launching ceremony of the frigate Luigi Rizzo took place at the plant in Riva Trigoso (Genova). The sixth of a series of 10 units FREMM - European Multi-Mission Frigates, was commissioned from Fincantieri by the Navy Italian in the framework of international cooperation between Italy and France, with the coordination of OCCAR, the joint organization for European cooperation in armaments.