MAY 9, 2013 — A GAO report to Congressional committees finds major problems with the the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC program), which requires maritime workers to complete background checks and obtain biometric identification...
MAY 8, 2013 – Senator John D. "Jay" Rockefeller IV (D. W.Va.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, is continuing his efforts to provide "robust oversight" of the cruise industry. He has just sent letters... Read More
MAY 8, 2013 — At least five people have died and four are missing after the RO/RO containership Jolly Nero crashed into a control tower in the port of Genoa, Italy, according to local media. Front page photo of Il Secolo XIX newspaper shows that all... Read More
APRIL 30, 2013 — The U.S. Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued Marine Safety Alert on the use of surge protective devices on board vessels that corrects an alert on this subject issued earlier this month and adds additional... Read More
APRIL 23, 2013—Safety Management Systems LLC, Portland, ME, recently inked an agreement with American River Transportation Company (ARTCO) to to establish a Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) for the company in accordance with pending U.S. Coast... Read More
MARCH 13, 2013 — As the official investigation headed by the Bahamas Maritime Authority continues to probe the engine room fire that broke out aboard the cruise ship Carnival Triumph last month, Carnival Cruise Lines has turned its attention to lessons... Read More
FEBRUARY 11, 2013 — Yale University Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program and Future Care, Inc. have reported the initial results of a pilot study on the health of seafarers internationally. Future Care's services include managed care services... Read More