Coast Guard News

November 13, 2014
NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard has suspended the search of a reported missing aircraft in Lake Pontchartrain, Thursday. Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District received a call from a New Orleans International Airport air traffic control tower reporting a missing Cessna 172 with two people aboard at approximately 8:30 p.m Wednesday. “The Coast Guard has searched the 161 square-mile area 13 times over the past 20 hours,” said Lt. Cmdr. Mark Molavi. “We would like to extend our sympathies to the families during this difficult time.”... [Read More]
November 13, 2014
A sea plane that was forced to land due to engine problems off the coast of Cape Canaveral is towed to safety by a Coast Guard boatcrew, Nov. 13, 2014. The pilot was the only person aboard and suffered no injuries during the ordeal. U.S. Coast Guard photo.  CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A Coast Guard boatcrew towed a sea plane into port after a mechanical failure on the plane forced the pilot to make an emergency landing one mile off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Thursday afternoon. ... [Read More]
November 13, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— A missing 77-year-old man was found in good health aboard his sailboat, the Mariah, six miles south of Apalachicola, Florida, Thursday. Nues' sailboat battery died and he had no cell phone reception to contact commercial salvage. Daughters of Neus contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders reporting that Neus' cell phone was ringing again, but he was still unreachable. Watchstanders contacted the cell phone company and were able to determine Neus' position.... [Read More]
November 13, 2014
CAPE MAY, N.J. — The U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Board of Advisors is holding their semi-annual meeting at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Nov. 13, 2014, to review and validate the vision, mission, strategic plan and purpose of recruit training. The board provided input and support to several training center initiatives including the training center's changes to its physical fitness hold policies and the process for selecting and training potential company commanders who would be responsible for preparing recruits for service.... [Read More]
November 13, 2014
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and its partners are responding to a fuel spill in North Miami.  At approximately noon Thursday, a fuel truck, owned and operated by Fuel Tech Miami, spilled approximately 500 gallons of gasoline while refueling a personal recreational vessel in the vicinity of North Bay Village, at 260 North Shoreline Drive in Miami. The majority of the fuel reportedly spilled into the storm drain. There is no report of any fuel in the Inner Coastal Waterway at this time. ... [Read More]
November 13, 2014
CLEARWATER, Fla.— Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alligator offloaded approximately $5.1 million, estimated wholesale value, of cocaine Thursday at Sector St. Petersburg, Florida. The cocaine was seized in support of Operation Caribe Venture.... [Read More]
November 13, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued four people including a 10 year-old-boy who ran aground on their recreational boat just north of the Arroyo Colorado late Tuesday. ... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
Danelec Marine has received orders to supply Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) for 18 offshore support vessels in China.   The orders were taken by Danelec’s distributor Xiamen Huayi. The ships are under construction at a shipyard in Fujian province. Danelec Marine has seen a surge of business […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
The notarial deed establishing the transfer of ownership of the Concordia from Costa Crociere to the Saipem/San Giorgio del Porto consortium was signed on Sunday, July 27, at 3.40 pm.   The deed rules that the sale is carried out for the specific purpose of demolishing and recycling the wreck as agreed and in accordance with... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) has disclosed the order of nine Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGC) which will be built by the Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).   Six new ships will be owned jointly by TEEKAY & CLNG and the three others will be owned jointly by MOL & CSLNG. These large vessels […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
Dorian LPG Ltd., has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with HNA Logistics Group Co. Ltd. to explore opportunities in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) logistics market.   Director and Vice President of HNA Logistics, Ximen Chen, said: “We will jointly engage in the development of green energy logistics which includes LPG vessel investment, gas […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG (HSDG) with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, and Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica S.A. (CCNI) with headquarters in Valparaiso, Chile have signed a preliminary agreement by which HSDG will acquire the container liner activities of CCNI.   This acquisition, reportedly worth around USD 160 million, is scheduled to be executed by the latest […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
International speakers highlighted concerns about the safety of Chevron operations at a public meeting attended by over 300 people in Perth, Western Australia.   The forum, hosted by the Maritime Union of Australia (WA Branch) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation, featured Mike Smith, a union official from the United Steelworkers’ Union Local 5 in […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
An improved sentiment prevails in trans-Atlantic Panamax freight rates as demand tightens for tonnage capacity.   Several routes saw freight rise, according to Platts’ data, those being Virginia-Rotterdam coal route (improved to $9.25/mt on Friday, up from $9/mt), Alabama-Rotterdam coal route,  also increased and was assessed at $12.75/mt, up from $12.5/mt, Baltic-UK Continent runs with […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
Oil spill response exercises were conducted July 17-18 at exploration well No 3 of North-Dolginskoye oil field drilled by semi-submersible jackup drilling rig GSP Saturn on the continental shelf of Russia in the Pechora Sea, Russian Marine Emergency Rescue Service (Gosmorspassluzhba) said.   The oil spill response team was membered among others by multipurpose salvage […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
The Sri Lanka Government has identified Colombo Port Expansion Project (CPEP) as a way to cater to the increasing demand for services in the international shipping industry.   The project consists of two phases, the first being harbour infrastructure works such as construction of breakwaters, dredging for new harbour basin and navigation channel and rerouting […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
A crew aboard a United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter medically evacuated a passenger Thursday night from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy, approximately 40 miles east of Charleston.   Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified via satellite phone call of the situation at approximately 8 p.m. The report stated a […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
The Port of Corpus Christi has reported that their statistics for June, 2014 show the continuing upward trend of outbound shipments.   Measured in barrels per day (b/d), crude and condensate is up at 551,934 b/d in June of 2014 compared to 341,824 b/d for June of 2013. June shipments also rose 5% month on month, […]... [Read More]
July 28, 2014
The Coast Guard and Pasadena Fire and Rescue crews responded to an anhydrous ammonia leak on the Houston Ship Channel west of the Beltway 8 bridge on Friday, July 25, temporarily ordering a shelter in place and closing the Beltway 8 bridge, Interstate 610 bridge and the Houston Ship Channel.   Coast Guard watchstanders at […]... [Read More]

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