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A superyacht seized by a Russian oligarc...

STURGEON BAY – A superyacht owned by a Russian oligarch that was built in Sturgeon Bay is among a number of yachts and other assets seized by foreign governments in the past two weeks as part of the sanctions implemented due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Lady M” was built at the Palmer Johnson shipyard […]

Haitians targeting Florida Keys top 2021...

FILE – This photo provided by U.S. Border Patrol shows Haitian migrants ashore wrapped in towels after a boat ran aground in the Florida Keys off Key Largo on Sunday, March 6, 2022. Haitian migrants are reaching Florida shores in a string of suspected smuggling operations that could exceed last year’s waves of migration. (US […]

US offshore wind farms could interfere w...

File image courtesy of Hans Hillewaert / CC BY SA 4.0 Posted on March 13, 2022 1:08 PM by The Maritime Executive The Biden administration is pursuing ambitious renewable energy goals, including a goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power capacity by 2030. […]

Fishing crew member pleads guilty to mur...

BOSTON (AP) — A member of a fishing boat pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing another crew member and attacking others with a knife and hammer while at sea in 2018, federal prosecutors said. Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of second degree murder, one count of attempted murder and one count […]

US Coast Guard crew repatriates 29 Cuban...

crews have rescued 730 Cubans since Oct. 1 The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell repatriated 29 people to Cuba on Friday following two interdictions of undocumented migrants due to safety concerns at sea. (US Coast Guard Image) (US COAST GUARD) – The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell […]

Three charged in human trafficking cases...

A center console boat, according to the US Coast Guard, was used to smuggle 26 people from Cuba to the United States on Sunday January 23, tied to a dock. US Coast Guard Federal grand juries indicted three men this month in separate migrant smuggling cases that took place off the Florida Keys between December […]

Canadian nationals rescued by BCG after ...

Two Canadian nationals were rescued by the Belize Coast Guard (BCG) earlier today after their vessel ‘JOLIE BRISE II’ ran aground on the reef. This morning, the BCG responded to a vessel in distress at Lighthouse Reef after being briefed on the situation by the Joint Intelligence Operations Center (JIOC) on Thursday. BCG teams stationed […]

Person rescued from water off Mullet Bay...

A person was rescued from the water by the coastguard after reporting a vessel was on the rocks at Mullet Bay, Motutapu Island. Photo/Darren Masters A person was rescued from the water by the coastguard near Mullet Bay, Motutapu Island, just after midday today. The Coast Guard was alerted by a passing vessel via VHF […]

Roger Wood asks, is commercial fishing g...

Can New Hampshire’s declining commercial fishing industry be revived or is the business on the verge of extinction? Groundfish fishermen are retiring. So far, there is no clear path to replacing them with younger people. A new federally funded program aims to solve this problem. In this podcast, Roger Wood interviews a newly retired Hampton […]

Coast Guard suspends search for migrants...

The Coast Guard said Thursday it had found four more bodies in its search for dozens of migrants lost at sea off Florida, but would suspend rescue operations when the sun went down unless it received new information. Homeland Security Investigations officials said they were actively investigating the case as a human trafficking operation. Authorities […]

Majority of shipping containers that fel...

It has been three months since 109 shipping containers were knocked off a freighter traversing rough seas off the west coast of Vancouver Island, but the whereabouts of all but four remain unknown. Ashley Tapp, co-founder of Epic Exeo, said her initial optimism that the shipowner would be held responsible for missing containers had started […]

Harbor Commission approves plan to bring...

The Haverhill Harbor Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved plans to operate a tour boat service on the Merrimack River. Captain Paul Aziz, owner of Newburyport-based Yankee Clipper Tours, is looking to dock a passenger cruise ship in downtown Haverhill and offer day and night river cruises. Aziz explained his vision. “The boat is a 30ft […]

US Navy intercepts explosives smuggling ...

40 tons of urea-based fertilizer, which can be used to make explosives, were seized by the US Navy. By TZVI JOFFRE* U.S. service members conduct a boarding on a stateless fishing vessel transiting international waters in the Gulf of Oman as a rigid-hull inflatable boat and coastal patrol vessel USS Chinook (PC 9) sails nearby, […]

Hutley of the Strike Force Center addres...

A local U.S. Coast Guard unit located about six miles from Base Elizabeth City has its roots in a 1972 federal environmental law. Capt. Tedd Hutley, commander of the National Strike Force Coordination Center, recently provided this tidbit and other information during a presentation at the Elizabeth City Morning Rotary Club. The Coast Guard National […]

On Police Logs 1.20.22

Amagansett A bush near his driveway was “aggressively cut down” by a city worker, leaving a bare spot in his landscaping, a Surf Drive resident complained to police Friday afternoon. Police say the bush in question encroached on the road, but the owner has been urged to file a complaint with the city. East Hampton […]

Newburyport-based Yankee Clipper Tours c...

A cruise ship from Newburyport could dock in Haverhill town center next summer and take on up to 44 passengers at a time on Merrimack River tours. Captain Paul Aziz of Yankee Clipper Tours is offering day and night tours, possibly with food and alcohol, starting next June. He details his plans before the Haverhill […]

US seeks defense technology to protect i...

US seeks defense technology to protect international waters The US Coast Guard patrols for illegal fishing activities. Coast Guard Photo The Coast Guard and Navy are exploring new technologies and partnerships to protect fisheries from Chinese theft. Illegal, unreported and unregulated, or IUU, fishing is a growing problem around the world, but particularly in the […]

Majority of shipping containers aboard M...

Melissa Renwick, Local Journalism Initiative reporter, Ha-Shilth-Sa – January 19, 2022 / 2:20 PM | History: 357505 Picture: Contributed In late October, debris was strewn across a beach near Raft Cove, south of Cape Scott on the west coast of Vancouver Island. More than two months later, debris is still found on the secluded beach […]

Majority of shipping containers aboard M...

It has been three months since 109 shipping containers were toppled from a cargo ship traversing rough seas off the west coast of Vancouver Island, but the whereabouts of all but four remain unknown. Ashley Tapp, co-founder of Epic Exeo, said her initial optimism that the shipowner would be held responsible for missing containers had […]

Provincetown Banner, Lawyer Archives, Ne...

January 25, 1871 Home Talents Mr. John Ryder, a younger son of Mr. Thomas Ryder at the West End, was in New York sketching for Scribner’s Monthly Magazine, one of the leading newspapers of the day. Mr. Ryder has long demonstrated a talent for drawing and is now putting his gift to good use. We […]

GAO says the Coast Guard contractor’s gr

By Jennifer Doherty (Jan. 12, 2022, 6:49 p.m. EST) – The US Government Accountability Office has launched a protest from a New Jersey marine services company, claiming that the company’s challenge to a US Coast Guard solicitation under the Service Contracts Act was one for the US Department of Labor. The GAO decision, released in […]

Raft of “ingenious assembly and welding

Seashells aren’t the only things found on Key Biscayne beaches. Laudi Ibarra At around 9 a.m. on Sunday morning, Michael Nearing, president of the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne, spotted a 15- to 20-foot spacecraft-like raft that had floated near the towers of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. An official with the US Customs […]

‘Anna’s Art’: Boat Adoration Inspires Su

CLAYTON – A shipment of entries is expected for a summer art exhibition whose subject will focus on a dilapidated ship that has not been in the water for 20 years. Despite her decrepit nature, Anna fans have traveled for miles to see and pose for photos with the boat, stored along the banks of […]

Coast Guard Releases New Fire Safety Rul...

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued interim fire safety rules for small passenger vessels in response to the fatal fire at a Conception dive boat in Santa Barbara County. The Santa Barbara-based boat was anchored off Santa Cruz Island on September 2, 2019, when a fire broke out on board and ultimately sank the ship. […]

Coast Guard transports crews from BC Hyd...

Power was restored to Bella Bella on Friday January 7 after the remote central coast community suffered two nights without power. BC Hydro sent crews from the CCGS Sir John Franklin to the community on Friday morning on a humanitarian transport mission. The CCGS Sir John Franklin is in charge of a humanitarian transport mission […]

From the Farmer’s Records | News from t

25 years ago U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District Reviews City of Madisonville Request to modify the opening schedule of the La. 22 bridge on the Tchefuncte river. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the city are seeking to limit bridge openings to once an hour instead of every half hour. Currently, the two-hourly […]

Hunters and fishermen are very careful o...

With Alabama’s abundant waterways, hunters can sometimes only access their hunting grounds via some type of boat or vessel. This applies not only to waterfowl hunters, but also to deer and small game. When it is cold and the water temperature is low, the use of personal flotation devices (PFDs) is crucial for safety in […]

US seizes $ 4 million worth of heroin fr...

USS Tempest and USS Typhoon ban stateless dhow carrying illegal drugs (US Naval Forces Central Command / US 5th Fleet photos) Posted on Dec. 2021 4:27 PM by The maritime executive On Monday, December 27, two US Navy ships seized 385 kilograms of heroin worth around $ 4 million from a fishing vessel operating in […]

Three people charged with murder after c...

Greek authorities have charged three people with murder after a boat loaded with migrants capsized in the Aegean Sea on Friday evening, killing 16 travelers on their way from Turkey to Italy. The 16 killed on Friday are among at least 30 migrants who died at sea in three incidents around Greece last week. The […]

BC’s oldest wooden tug is dismantled

Nanaimo, BC – Completed in 1905, the MV Sea Lion is British Columbia’s oldest wooden tugboat, but it will soon be scrapped for environmental reasons. The 116-year-old ship has been abandoned in Maple Bay for the past five years after the death of its former owner. It was considered an environmental hazard by the federal […]

Navy takes delivery of another littoral ...

23 December 2021 LCS 30 acceptance tests were completed in early November, demonstrating to the Navy that the ship’s main systems and equipment are functioning properly. Austal USA photo The Navy took delivery of the future USS Canberra (LCS 30) to Austal United States December 21. The 421’6 ” x 103.7 ‘aluminum trimaran is the […]

Court issues life ban on B.C. poacher fo...

A notorious West Coast poacher is prohibited from boarding a fishing vessel for life after being convicted of fishing for crabs under cover of darkness and leading officers in charge of law enforcement in a dangerous high-speed chase. Scott Stanley Matthew Steer, a repeat offender under the Fisheries Act of Canada, was recently sentenced to […]

DVIDS – News – Coast Guard adopts new mo

The United States Coast Guard is responsible for saving approximately 3,560 lives per year. As a rescue service, the Coast Guard must transit over any surface of water to effectively respond to emergencies and accomplish the mission. The Coast Guard is well known for its efforts to achieve the impossible, overcome limitations and succeed – […]

Marine accident investigation: legal sta...

Importance of preparation Without a doubt, stakeholders in the shipping industry should always strive to have zero days lost due to accidents. But, in the same way, the industry must also always be ready to react immediately and to investigate unfortunate events when they do occur. In this regard, it is essential to understand the […]

2 missing after reported collision off s...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Two cargo ships collided in the Baltic Sea off southern Sweden on Monday, with at least two people missing. One of the ships has capsized and will be towed to a Swedish port. At least 11 ships, a plane and a helicopter participated in the search for the missing crew members, […]

The River: In sophomore he stayed glued ...

By Captain Don SandersSpecial at NKyTribune (The captain of the riverboat is a storyteller, and Captain Don Sanders shares stories of his long association with the river – from discovery to a way of love and life.) I was born before television became a staple in every American home. Radio provided the primary contact with […]

Video: OCEA launches the first patrol bo...

The French shipbuilder OCEA today launched the first of twenty “OCEA FPB 98 MKI” patrol boats for the Ukrainian national border guard service at its Sables d’Olonne shipyard. Xavier Vavasseur 09 Dec. 2021 In november 2019, an intergovernmental agreement between France and Ukraine was signed to support the strengthening of maritime safety and security in […]

Dramatic footage shows snapshots of towl...

A dismasted yacht was rescued by a newlywed couple and their crew after drifting for three days in the Atlantic The 28-foot French vessel was spotted on Sunday by Alfie and Ceylan Moore, who were crossing the Atlantic in the ARC + rally with their friend Stu Finch and Alfie’s mother Adele Jeal. They were […]

Second hunter found dead days after ship...

Whittier Harbor. (Sabine Poux / KDLL) Update – Sunday, December 5: Alaska State soldiers said they located Luki Akelkok’s body, ending a multi-day search for the 28-year-old Dillingham man who was hampered by inclement weather. Aklelkok’s family and the boat owner were in Whittier on Saturday to retrieve the capsized vessel on Wednesday, leaving Anchorage […]

One dead, another missing after the sink...

A man from Dillingham is still missing after his boat sank off Whittier on Wednesday, leaving his passenger dead. Luki Akelkok, 28, of Dillingham, has been on the missing persons list, according to Tim DeSpain of the state’s Department of Public Safety. He said the U.S. Coast Guard suspended search and rescue efforts at 10 […]

Tugboat helps refloat 78-foot fishing ve...

TRURO – A 78-foot fishing boat from New Bedford that ran aground early Tuesday off Longnook Beach was released on Saturday morning, ending a five-day ordeal for owner Blue Harvest Fisheries in New Bedford. As the tug pulled the Carrabassett into the water, and the vessel appeared to respond by floating behind the tug, cheers […]

Man at anchor dies, another hunter missi...

Whittier sits near the head of the Passage Canal at the western end of Prince William Sound. Photographed October 10, 2017 (Marc Lester Archives / ADN) A man has died and another is still missing after their boat sank in bad weather in Prince William Sound Wednesday night near Whittier, Alaska State soldiers said. The […]

Plans to move the stranded trawler off T...

TRURO – A rescue plan for a 78-foot shrimp trawler that ran aground near Highland Light on Tuesday was in the works on Wednesday, according to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Briana Carter. Coast Guard and Truro Police received a report of the grounding early Tuesday. Five people were on the boat and no injuries […]

Reefer hits sea wall from Japanese port

(photos and video courtesy of 7th Regional Japanese Coast Guard HQ) Posted on November 29, 2021 at 9:16 PM by The maritime executive A refrigerated cargo ship leaving the port of Hakata in southern Japan, near Fukuoka, made a navigation error causing it to hit the sea wall at the entrance to the port. The […]

The Day – Coast Guard Academy seeks larg

New London – As the new Center of Maritime Excellence is being built along the riverfront of the US Coast Guard Academy campus, the Academy’s Alumni Association is on the lookout for works by large-scale art for the interior of the building. The association is soliciting submissions from muralists and artists interested in creating art […]

Pestering post, ‘net wickedness, tipping

The San Juan Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls. November 10 • A San Juan deputy arrested the driver of a vehicle because the owner was known to have a suspended driver’s license. The driver was arrested for driving with a third degree suspended license. • San Juan deputies executed a search warrant on […]

More than 400 people in distress at sea,...

A boat with around 430 people on board, including dozens of children and minors, is in serious distress in the central Mediterranean Sea. Emergency hotline The Alarm Phone was alerted by people in distress on board at 11:57 a.m. on November 24, 2021. “According to them, the boat is falling apart, and they can’t hold […]

Fatigue of tanker captain resulted in $ ...

23 November 2021 The Atina is pictured after the crash (left) and the SP-57B platform is pictured before the crash (right). U.S. Coast Guard Photo / Cox Operating Photo A decision by an oil tanker company to change captains without a transfer period resulted in a $ 72.9 million marine accident, according to a National […]

Supply boats reach Ayungin Shoal amid su...

The two civilian boats carrying food and other supplies for Filipino soldiers stationed at Ayungin Shoal in the Western Philippine Sea (WPS) finally arrived on Tuesday morning November 23, but the trip was not as smooth as expected. initially. This photo is taken aboard one of the two supply boats as it approaches BRP Sierra […]

English Bay barge: stranded ship will st...

Vancouver – The barge stranded at Sunset Beach since last week’s historic storm will stay there a little longer. Owner Sentry Marine previously told CTV News the barge would be moved on Sunday, but the Richmond-based company now says it is waiting for the King Tide on December 6 to attempt to remove it. The […]

How Prohibition Built the Modern Coast G...

Coast Guard Patrol Fleet in Boston (USCG) Posted on November 21, 2021 at 3:50 p.m. by Guillaume Thiesen [Prohibition] was a harsh and relentless war with few rewards normally accompanying the accomplishment of such a duty. Yet under the law, the Coast Guard had no choice but to conduct it with zeal and dedication, using […]

Three years after Hurricane Michael, ESG...

Fully assembled OPC 1 hull next to the slipway at ESG’s Nelson Street shipyard. A new aluminum manufacturing hall is under construction just behind (ESG) Posted on Oct 10, 2021 2:39 PM by The maritime executive Few shipyards have the flexibility to build their infrastructure to meet the needs of a specific ship program, but […]

Nichols Brothers delivers fourth ASD-90 ...

July 12, 2021 NBBB completed and delivered the four ship build series including the Jamie Ann, Sarah Avrick, Leisa Florence and Rachael Allen between April 2020 and June 2021. Nichols Brothers Boat Builders photo Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (Ice flow LLC) delivered on Rachel Allen – the latest 100 ‘x 40’ ASD-90 tractor tug in […]

Indian Navy continues search for missing...

Bombay: A total of 14 bodies were found in the Arabian Sea off Bombay High, where 93 crew members of the CGSB barge Papaa (P305) went missing after the vessel sank 35 nautical miles offshore. off the coast of Mumbai. Five Indian Navy ships, several Navy helicopters and the Indian Coast Guard were commissioned to […]

The first visit to the port of Mombasa i...

BSE USS Herschel “Woody” Williams calls in Mombasa (USN) Posted on February 12, 2021 at 1:59 PM by Brian Gicheru Kinyua Monday, the expeditionary sea base of the US Navy USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrived at the port of Mombasa as part of its deployment to the African coast in 2021. It is the first […]

TAI develops the design of the SOV Jones...

Written by Nick blenkey 264 foot “M” Class TAI EnviroMax operating vessel New Orleans-headquartered Technology Associates Inc. (TAI) has added a diesel-electric hybrid offshore wind farm service vessel (SOV) design to its EnviroMax series of vessels. TAI EnviroMax ships have been designed to maximize operational capabilities, minimize fuel consumption and minimize carbon footprint. In addition […]

New 6,800 horsepower McAllister tug arri...

McAllister towing and transport 6,770 horsepower Z-drive escort tug from Co. Inc. Captain Jim McAllister arrived today at the Port of Charleston, SC The Captain Jim was built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG), Panama City, Florida, and delivered on August 16. The Captain Jim is the fourth in a series of four 100ft x 40ft, […]

GSL Launches 5th Coast Guard Patrol Vess...

Panaji: Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) launched on Monday the fifth and last of five Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) under construction for the Indian Coast Guard. GSL said the ship, ICGS Saksham, will be delivered by October 2021. The Indian Coast Guard will also commission the ISCG Sujeet, the second of five OPVs, at the GSL […]

L&T launches latest offshore patrol vess

NEW DELHI : Larsen and Toubro (L&T) announced on Tuesday that they had launched the Indian Coast Guard’s seventh and final offshore vessel at its defense shipyard in Kattupalli. The ship is the latest in a series of seven Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) entrusted to L&T by the Ministry of Defense in March 2015. OPVs […]

GRSE delivers fifth vessel in the Fast P...

KOLKATA: The leading warship builder Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) on Tuesday delivered the ICGS Kanaklata Barua, the fifth and final ship in the Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) series for the Indian Coast Guard, has said an official here. This is the 105th ship delivered by the Defense PSU shipyard based on the […]

OCEA Launches Largest Aluminum Offshore ...

French shipbuilder OCEA spear world’s largest aluminum offshore patrol (OPV) vessel ever built last week in international competition to highlight profitability and CO2 emission reduction possible by using aluminum hulls. Built under a contract with the Philippine Coast Guard and the Department of Transport (DOTr), the 84-meter (275 ‘) OPV 70 is also the largest […]