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WCI Airs New Television Commercial

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) has developed and begun airing in the Washington, DC market a new 30-second TV commercial, “Keep America Moving,” which highlights the critical value of the inland waterways system to jobs, to the environment and energy efficiency, and to traffic congestion relief. WCI has also developed a three minute video presentation outlining many other reasons to appreciate the benefits that America’s waterways provide to commerce and to our quality of life. Both appear on WCI’s website at www.waterwayscouncil.org or on youtube.com at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNPZJHNHSlU (TV Commercial) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFKCeDIyEpQ (Video Presentation).

WCI Airs New Television Commercial

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) has developed and begun airing in the Washington, DC market a new 30-second TV commercial, “Keep America Moving,” which highlights the critical value of the inland waterways system to jobs, to the environment and energy efficiency, and to traffic congestion relief. WCI has also developed a three minute video presentation outlining many other reasons to appreciate the benefits that America’s waterways provide to commerce and to our quality of life. Both appear on WCI’s website at www.waterwayscouncil.org or on youtube.com at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNPZJHNHSlU (TV Commercial) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFKCeDIyEpQ (Video Presentation).

Coast Guard Show Top 2013 Action Videos

Image courtesy of USCG

Drug busts. Environmental responses. Security patrols. Lives saved. These daily operations, like many performed by the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard, largely go unseen by members of the public … until now. USCG has selected the top 10 most compelling cases performed by the Coast Guard from 2013 and now there is the chance to vote for a favorite in the annual 'Video of the Year' competition. The first video finalist will be released on Compass , YouTube and Facebook beginning Sunday, with a new video released each day through Dec. 31, 2013.

Men Firing at Suez Canal Container Ship Video

The Youtube clip carries a logo featuring a black Islamist flag & the name of the "al-Firqan Brigade and shows two men firing rocket propelled grenades at a passing COSCO container ship. The incident had minimal effect on the ship or on canal traffic. Any major assault on the canal would hurt Egypt's economy, which depends heavily on revenue from the 192-km (120 mile) waterway, the quickest sea route between Asia and Europe, reports The Jerusalem Post. After the canal attack, the army said three people had been arrested for firing machine guns at the ship. The head of the Canal Authority, Mohab Memish, later stated that an RPG had been used. The video is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOCFip9urVA Source: The Jerusalem Post

WCI/ICMB Agriculture Video Educates Millions

WCI President Michael J. Toohey

WCI and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board have undertaken a campaign with Google and YouTube to raise public awareness about the critical importance of inland waterways transportation to production agriculture. The goal of the campaign is to have more than one million people view WCI’s 30-second video, “Inland Waterways Are Critical to Agriculture!”  The campaign began August 10 and, to date, more than one million people (1,064,882) have viewed the entire video about the importance of efficient, modern waterways to the transport of agriculture products.

DuraPoly Delivers Plastic Workboat to Back Bay Marine

Photo: DuraPoly Boats

DuraPoly Boats delivered a 10'x32', 100% plastic powerhouse workboat to Back Bay Marine Service. It features a tunnel hull design, a 5,000 crane, is powered by twin 200 Yamaha motors, attains a top speed of 40mph and can run in 12 inches of water. The vessel will be used for site clearance, pipeline repair and as a dive platform in the oil fields south of Venice. www.youtube.com/user/DuraPolyBarges www.facebook.com/pages/Durapolyboats/119122088105270 www.durapolyboats.com  

Video: USCG Rescues 800-pound Turtle

Screenshot of the USCG turtle rescue

U.S. Coast Guard crew members from Cape May, N.J., and the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, N.J., rescue an entangled 800-pound endangered leatherback turtle off the coast of South Jersey Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Watch as the crew gets in close to remove the entangled fishing gear from the massive turtle's flipper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsNMdunLXdQ&list=PLF0538B37975BED0B. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen

Campaign Against Piracy Hits Big Screen

SOS SaveOurSeafarers, a high profile, shipping industry anti- piracy campaign is taking its message to celluloid with the launch of a short video highlighting the human and economic cost of Somali piracy. The six-minute video was launched this week at the Safety4Seainternational maritime security conference in Athens and highlights the significant threat of Somali piracy attacks for the worldwide seafarer community and potentially for world trade itself. The video, which is also being posted on YouTube…

Videotel Training Film Wins Media Award

Photo: Videotel

Videotel, the international provider of e-Learning maritime training solutions and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., has received a Golden Reel Award from the Media Communications Association-International (MCA-I) in recognition of a training video that Videotel created for ExxonMobil Marine. Called "Cold Corrosion Insights," the video was produced for ExxonMobil Marine and explores the harmful effects of acid corrosion in ships' engines, which can reduce the lifespan of an engine by up to 90% in some cases.

ADMIRALTY e-NPs - NMs in Seconds

Image: ADMIRALTY

e-NPs are official ADMIRALTY Nautical Publications in a convenient electronic format. Easy to use and update, theyaim to  bring improved efficiency, accuracy and access to information bridge crews need. e-NPs offer weekly notices to mariners added in seconds, easier access to information the mariner needs, same look as all ADMIRALTY Nautical Publications, and are approved for use by the Flag States of over three quarters of ships trading internationally. e-NPs are designed to meet SOLAS carriage requirements…

Video: Containerships Collide in Suez Canal

Video screenshot via PoliceInPortsaid of Colombo Express (right) about to collide with Maersk Tanjong in the Suez Canal

Two large containerships collided in the Suez Canal off Port Said at roughly 5:30 local time Monday morning. The Hapag-Lloyd’s Colombo Express, a 324-meter German-flagged containership, collided with 332-meter Singapore-flagged Maersk Tanjong, causing several dropped containers and a large gash in the Colombo Express’ bow. Both vessels remain afloat. A video of the collision is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ktwo-k-onk#t=198. The Suez Canal Authority reports it is investigating the incident and is working to recover the lost containers.

NTSB Releases El Faro Images & Video

Distant view of detached El Faro navigation bridge (Photo: NTSB)

Subsea images and video released as part of NTSB public docket on investigation into the sinking of U.S. cargo ship El Faro. Underwater video and images of the sunken cargo ship EL Faro have been released by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as part of its continuing investigation into the vessel’s sinking in the Atlantic Ocean in October. The docket opened by NTSB includes nine underwater images of El Faro wreckage on the seafloor, as well as more than 47 minutes of video from CURV-21, the remotely operated vehicle used to document the wreckage and debris field.

Video: RIMPAC 2014 Ships Underway

U.S. Navy photo by Amanda R. Gray

The U.S. Navy posted a video showing Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 operations underway. Watch as 42 ships and submarines representing 15 international partner nations steam in a close formation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5AmsTE2ekM. IN total, 22 nations, 49 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to August 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. RIMPAC is the world's largest international maritime exercise…

Third Damen Stan Patrol for Mexican Navy

Photo: Damen

The Mexican Navy contracted Damen Shipyards Group for the design and material package of a Damen Stan Patrol 4207, including technical assistance. Construction of the vessel will start in the summer of 2013 at ASTIMAR 1 (Tampico), one of the five naval shipyards of Astilleros de la Secretaría de Marina. The vessels are designed to perform patrolduties in designated areas. Other clients who operate similar vessels in the region include navies and coast guards of Jamaica, Barbados, the Dutch Caribbean, Honduras and the Canadian Coast Guard.

VIDEO: HMS Queen Elizabeth Floats Out

HMS Queen Elizabeth floating out of her dock for the first time (Photo: QEClassCarriers)

A timelapse video of HMS Queen Elizabeth floating out of her dock for the first time is now available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0ZjQz9vEKw. The float out of the 65,000-metric-ton aircraft carrier took place last Thursday, July 17, at the drydock in Rosyth near Edinburgh. Teams will now continue to outfit the ship and steadily bring her systems to life in preparation for sea trials in 2016. The dock she vacates will be used for final assembly of her sister ship, HMS PPrince of Wales, which will begin in September.

Maritime Safety: 'Ghost Rod' Video Wins Prize

A water-based homage to the classic "Ghost Chips" road safety TV advertisement has won this year's Bounty Hunter Fishing Tournament video competition, which was sponsored by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and PlaceMakers Big Angry Fish. Naomi Willis of Cambridge won $3,000 for her “very creative and funny” on-the-water take-off of the “Ghost Chips” advertisement. MNZ Education and Communications Manager Pania Shingleton said while many of the videos had a humorous tone, particularly “Ghost Rod”, the safety message was a deadly serious one. "The main target is to get more people wearing lifejackets and reduce the number of recreational boating deaths in New Zealand,” she said.

Coast Guard Releases Top Videos of 2009

The U.S. Coast Guard released its top 11 video compilation for 2009. The public is encouraged to vote online at the Coast Guard's YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/USCGImagery, for their favorite video in the Coast Guard’s best video of 2009 contest. The Coast Guard Compass, http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/, will be highlighting one video per day starting Dec. 21 through Jan. •    The rescue of a paraglider pilot who crashed on the shoreline of Cape Lookout near Tillamook, Ore., by an aircrew from Air Station Astoria, Ore. •    The capture of suspected pirates from a response to a vessel distress signal from Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Team 409 while operating under Combined Task Force 151. •    A medical evacuation of a crewmember from a U.S.

Alion Ramp Makes for Safer Ship-to-Ship Transfers

The ability to readily transport personnel and equipment from one ship to another is vital to the success of many U.S. Navy operations, particularly when it comes to seabasing. But tumultuous waters and weather conditions can make the transfer process extremely difficult, placing both the crew and mission in harm’s way. Under contract of the Office of Naval Research, Alion Science and Technology began work on a solution to make the process safer, inventing the Transfer At Sea (TAS) system, an actively controlled ramp to help neutralize Mother Nature’s effects on ship to ship transfers.

Seafarer Voices: Piracy on the High Seas

A YouTube video series describing pirate attacks. Among discussions of anti-piracy measures in the Gulf of Aden and special courtrooms in the Seychelles and Mauritius, the maritime industry has begun to broach a gentler, less politically hot topic in the wake of 237 pirate attacks off coast of Somalia in 2011. What happens to seafarers, held often for months on end, after release from a pirate hijacking? Their untold stories comprise part of a video interview compilation by the…

Cruise Companies Prepare for Wireless Wave

It is estimated that within the next four years, wireless carriers will need to find a way to transmit more than 30 times the volume of data than their networks carry today. A revolution is taking place, and it is going to hit the cruise industry. MCP confirmed that its first 3G-vessel project, to be finalized in August this year, is being driven by passenger use of social media applications such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. “Cruise companies have to get ready for the next wave,” said Roar Walderhaug, senior vice president for MCP. “Today’s mobile device has evolved from a phone into a robust communications tool. Cruise ships must be able to handle a broadening range of mobile applications down the road,” said Walderhaug.

Port Metro Vancouver Launches Online Entertainment Channel

Launch of PortTV

Port Metro Vancouver welcomes audiences behind-the-scenes of Canada’s largest port with its new online channel, PortTV. Designed to engage and educate audiences, PortTV will share the stories of real people who live and work within the port communities and showcase the important role that the port plays across Canada. Hosted on Port Metro Vancouver’s YouTube and Facebook pages, new episodes of PortTV will be rolled out weekly throughout the summer. Check out the first episode Port Metro Vancouver's website.

Coast Guard Postpones Pursuing Refunds For Faulty Ships

The U.S. Coast Guard said it will temporarily stop its review and suspend its pursuit of a $96.1m refund for faulty ships built by Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC), pending a Justice Department investigation. The Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General are investigating the Coast Guard's Deepwater contracts, including the eight, 123-ft. patrol boats found to have structural problems, the AP reported. The Coast Guard will continue to provide documents and technical support to assist the government's investigation. The latest move signals a shift by the Coast Guard…

Shell's Arctic Plan Hoaxed

According to 'Upstream' the hoax started with a video purporting to show a public relations event hosted by Shell at the Space Needle in Seattle, where the ice-class drilling barge Kulluk and drillship Noble Discoverer are docked awaiting deployment to Alaska. In the video, shot with a shaky camera phone, an elderly woman attempts to get a drink from a miniature dispenser designed to look like a drilling rig. As she struggles to pour the drink, the dispenser malfunctions and spews brownish liquid all over the horrified woman. "Turn it off!" demands one of the actors portraying a Shell official. "I can't turn it off!" another responds.

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