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Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation News

Coast Guard Responds to Grounded Vessel in St. Lawrence Seaway

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation are responding to the motor vessel Pacific Huron, loaded with soybean, that ran aground late Wednesday in the Saint Lawrence Seaway near Wellesley Island, New York. The forward portion of the 623-foot motor vessel is aground and their stern anchor is deployed. The vessel is 1,000 feet outside of the channel. There are no reported injuries to the crew, and no reported leaks, pollution, or flooding on the vessel. The seaway is continuing to manage traffic around the vessel through the navigation channel. Inspectors from the SLSDC, the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation and a marine inspector from the Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Massena…

New Administrator for Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

The White House issued a news release stating that President Bush intends to nominate Collister Johnson, Jr. to be Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. source: HK Law

Bulk Carrier in St. Lawrence Seaway Refloated

U.S. Coast Guard photo

Vessel previously grounded in St. Lawrence Seaway refloated, navigational channel open. The vessel ran hard aground after suffering a steering casualty, and at this time there is no pollution reported. The motor vessel Juno, a 621-foot bulk carrier which ran agound in the vicinity of Wellesley Island in the St. Lawrence River, New York, was refloated about 7 a.m. Wednesday and is now safely anchored at Mason Point. At 8 a.m. the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation re-opened the American Narrows to full navigation.

Sulzer Joins SLSDC Advisory Board

Dr. Sulzer being sworn in by Secretary LaHood.

Dr. Arthur H. Sulzer, Captain USN (Ret), Sworn in as Member, Advisory Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. Dr. Dr. Arthur H. Sulzer, Captain USN (ret), is President of Arthur H. Sulzer Associates, Inc., a position he has held since 2001. From 1974 to 2005, Captain Sulzer served in the United States Navy. His active duty assignments included Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, where he commanded the U.S. Naval Ship COMET. In 2003, Captain Sulzer joined several colleagues from Philadelphia to open Maritime Academy Charter High School.

Secretary Slater Dedicates New Seaway Vessel Traffic Control Center

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater dedicated a new vessel traffic control center at the Saint Lawrence Seaway's Eisenhower Lock. This fully automated system, operated by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), will improve vessel tracking capabilities on the seaway, making maritime travel safer and more efficient. "This new center will provide users with a seamless source of vessel traffic information covering all sections of the seaway," Secretary Slater said at the dedication ceremony. The new vessel traffic control center was named in honor of Erman Cocci, SLSDC's associate administrator.

Stern Anchors, Navigation Underway in St. Lawrence Seaway

The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, in conjunction with the Canadian Saint Lawrence Seaway Management Company, promulgated a rule making the requirement for stern anchors applicable to large tug and barge combinations and by adding new requirements for manning of the wheelhouse for vessels underway. The new rule comes into effect on July 21, 2003. 68 Fed. Reg. 36748

USCG – Coordination of e-NOA/D with SLSDC

The USCG National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) issued a news item stating that it is working with the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) to include their “at least 96 hours prior to westbound entry of the Saint Lawrence Seaway (SLS) at C.I.P. 2” notification into the USCG electronic Notice of Arrival and Departure (e-NOA/D) system. It is anticipated that this coordinated notification system will be implemented prior to the start of the 2008 SLS navigation season. Source: HK Law

Seaway Regulations & Rules Ammended

The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada are jointly amending the Seaway Regulations and Rules.  The changes concern condition of vessels and preclearance and security for tolls.  The amendments come into effect on March 20.  76 Fed. Reg. 13088  (March 10, 2011).   (Source: Bryant’s Maritime News)  

SLSDC Proposes to Amend Tariff of Tolls

The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), jointly with the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, proposes to amend the tariff of tolls for vessels transiting Seaway locks. Comments on the proposal should be submitted by January 19, 2007. Source: HK Law

Revisions Proposed for Seaway Practices and Procedures

Under agreement with the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation is proposing to amend the joint Practices and Procedures (known as regulations within the SLSDC).   The text of the amended Practices and Procedures is included below:  Notice of Proposed Revisions to Seaway Practices and Procedures to be Effective March 31, 2015 (PDF document).   Any comments with respect to these proposed amendments should be directed to Jean Aubry-Morin, Vice President, External Relations, no later than March 16, 2015.

The St. Lawrence Seaway Opens March 22nd

Study Reveals that Great Lakes Seaway System Supports 227,000 Jobs. Mr. Rob Bryson, Director of Eastern Canadian Grain Operations for Parrish and Heimbecker, and Donald Gallienne, Director, Finished Product Transportation Logistics for Aluminerie Alouette, will serve as keynote speakers at the opening of St. Lawrence Seaway’s 54th navigation season. The speakers will be sharing how marine transportation on the Seaway enables their firms to trade in a global economy. - Terence Bowles, President and CEO, St. WHERE: St.

Response to Grounded Bulker Ongoing

The motor vessel Juno, a 621-foot bulk carrier, sits aground under Thousand Islands Bridge near Alexandria Bay, N.Y., April 20, 2015. The vessel ran hard aground after suffering a steering casualty, and at this time there is no pollution reported. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

UPDATE: U.S. Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in St. The U.S. Coast Guard reports it is continuing its response Tuesday to a 621-foot bulk carrier which ran aground in the vicinity of Wellesley Island in the St. Lawrence River, New York, Monday while transiting inbound from the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Port of Toronto. The Bahamian-flagged motor vessel Juno, carrying a load of sugar, is aground and taking on water in one of the forward ballast tanks, however, these tanks were empty prior to the grounding, and there has been no report of pollution.

Seaway International Cargo up Five Percent

At the midpoint of the St. Lawrence Seaway's 1999 navigation season, U.S. international trade through the waterway exceeded last year's tonnage levels, according to the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC). At the midpoint, total U.S. international trade had reached 3.252 million metric tons, five percent ahead of the total of 3.098 million metric tons at the same time last year.

Seaway Launches E-Business Applications

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) and the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) announced today the launch of their E-Business Application Suite. Designed after extensive consultation with the marine industry, the suite provides a range of applications that will enhance the Seaway and Great Lakes as a key transportation artery within North America and gateway to global trade. Comprised of four applications, the suite enables stakeholders to efficiently plan transits, calculate costs, and coordinate activities with other stakeholders. Users can access the suite on the Seaway's www.greatlakes-seaway.com Web site. The subscription fee for 2002 is $1,000 (Cdn.).

Canadian Seaway: Transit Rate Increase

Seaway Locks: Photo credit SLSDC

The Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) increase tolls 3% for 2013 season. There are no tolls charged for transiting the U.S. section of the Seaway's lock system which is operated by the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. More than 39 million metric tonnes of cargo transited the Seaway during the 2012 navigation season which represented a 4 percent increase in cargo volume. The increase in cargo tonnage reflects the modest economic recovery taking place within the Seaway’s client base and the emergence of new trade patterns.

SLSDC Proposed

The US Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), in conjunction with the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, proposes to amend the St. Lawrence Seaway Regulations and Rules. The proposed changes would update the following sections of the Regulations and Rules: Condition of Vessels; Seaway Navigation; and Information and Reports. The SLSDC is seeking to harmonize the ballast water requirements for vessels transiting the US waters of the Seaway with those currently required by Canadian authorities for transit in waters under Canadian jurisdiction of the Seaway. These proposed amendments are necessary…

All Ships’ Ballast Water Checked in Great Lakes Seaway

The Great Lakes Ballast Water Working Group (BWWG) released its 2015 Summary of Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Management activities Thursday. During 2015, 100 percent of vessels bound for the Great Lakes Seaway from outside the Exclusive Economic Zone received a ballast water management exam. In total, the BWWG assessed all 8,361 ballast tanks on the 455 vessels that transited during the 2015 navigation season. The Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group is a binational collection of representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Transport Canada - Marine Safety & Security and the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation.

Response to Disabled Freighter Ongoing

U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Robert Fratangelo

Incident responders from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and representatives from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation continue to oversee the salvage and investigation of the disabled freighter that ran aground after losing steering Tuesday while transiting the St. Lawrence Seaway in the vicinity of Wellesley Island, New York. The motor vessel Federal Kivalina is currently anchored upriver, about one-third of a mile from the Thousand Island Bridge. There are no reported injuries to the crew and no reported pollution at this time.

St. Lawrence Seaway Opens 2014 Season

The Algoma Equinox at Lock 3 of the Welland Canal at the Opening Ceremony of the St. Lawrence Seaway's 56th navigation season. (Photo: Kevin Richard Hotte)

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) marked the opening of the Seaway’s 56th navigation season today, with the transit of Algoma Central Corporation’s newly built ship, the Algoma Equinox, through Lock 3 of the Welland Canal. The vessel is the first of eight Equinox-class ships that are being purpose-built for trade in the St. Lawrence Seaway. “Algoma Central Corporation’s fleet renewal is a leading example of the unprecedented level of investment that is happening throughout our navigation system,” said Terence Bowles, President and CEO of the SLSMC.

Study: Closure of the St. Lawrence Seaway Not Needed to Fight Invasive Species

Closing the St. Lawrence Seaway to ocean-going vessels is not the answer to ending the further introduction of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into the Great Lakes, said a study by the National Academy of Sciences. The study drew praise from the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), the federal agency responsible for the passage of vessels into the Great Lakes. The study, Great Lakes Shipping, Trade, and Aquatic Invasive Species, concluded that closing the Seaway could not guarantee prevention of further invasives such as zebra and quagga mussels as non-ship-related vectors would continue to allow AIS into the Great Lakes.

SLSDC Announces "Pacesetter" Ports

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Announces Pacesetter Award Winners for 2011 Navigation Season. The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) today announced the four winners of its prestigious Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for the 2011 navigation season. This annual award is presented to U.S. Great Lakes ports that register an increase in international cargo tonnage shipped through the Seaway over the previous navigation season. “The strong numbers realized last year by these Great Lakes ports represents a positive snapshot of the upward turn in U.S.

St. Lawrence Seaway Opening Ceremony March 21st

Shipping Season to Open Two Weeks Earlier — And Ice Free. Terence Bowles, CEO of The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, will kick off the St. Lawrence Seaway’s 58th navigation season with his outlook for the year at an Official Opening Ceremony in St. Catharines, Ontario on Monday, March 21st, 2016.  Allister Paterson, President of Canada Steamship Lines, whose state-of-the-art Trillium-class vessel the Thunder Bay will be the first ship of the season, will serve as the keynote speaker. Se Other speakers include Francois Allard, Director Marine Distribution for K + S Windsor Salt Ltd., whose salt is this first cargo and who will be discussing the importance of the Seaway, and Betty Sutton, Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (United States).

Coast Guard SLSDC Complete Salvage, Reopen St. Lawrence Seaway

Incident responders from the Coast Guard and representatives from the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation completed the salvage of the freighter that lost power and ran aground in the St. Lawrence Seaway, Tuesday, and have reopened the seaway to all vessel traffic as of 7:30 p.m., Thursday. The motor vessel Federal Kivalina was removed from its resting spot near the Thousand Island Bridge by a contracted salvage crew and two tugs from Montreal. Coast Guard personnel approved the salvage plan early Thursday afternoon and the salvage team immediately went to work to remove the vessel. Upon the safe removal of the Federal Kivalina, the SLSDC reopened the seaway to all vessel traffic, which had been shut down for more than two days.

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