Safety & Security
JANUARY 3, 2014 — The National Gas Shipping Company (NGSCO) of Abu Dhabi has retrofitted the lifeboat hooks on four of its vessels well ahead of IMO regulations that would have allowed the company to…
JANUARY 2, 2014 — The U.S. Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance Directorate has issued two Marine Safety Alerts on deck and entanglement accidents. Following are the texts ATTENTION ON DECK! COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSELS According to…
DECEMBER 27, 2013 — The Times of India reports that a court in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadhu, granted bail yesterday to the 25 guards and 10 crew members of Seaman Guard Ohio who have been held…
DECEMBER 27, 2013 — The National Transportation Safety Board has published a Marine Accident Brief on the January 7, 2013 allision of the 752 ft tanker Overseas Reymar with the San Francisco‒Oakland Bay Bridge. The…
DECEMBER 9, 2013 — Two incidents today demonstrate that Somali pirates remain active and that, ultimately, action by embarked armed security teams may be all that can prevent an attack from becoming a hijacking. In…
DECEMBER 5, 2013—If you see a patrol boat operating in New York Harbor, there's a good chance that it was built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Over the years, the Somerset, MA, boatbuilder has built…
JULY 25, 2013 — U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D. WV), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, introduced legislation July 23 that, he said, would improve consumer protections for cruise passengers and close gaps in cruise…
MAY 31, 2013 — The Coast Guard has been responding to a collision between two deep draft ships approximately 30 miles off the coast of Galveston today. There has been no report of injury or…
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 cards…
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.…
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