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Blog: Surviving sailor attests to importance of Amver response

The Coast Guard Compass blog chronicles the November 2011 rescue of 4 sailors in a Caribbean gale

Web Bulletin 2012

Seamen's Church to unveil new one-on-one training simulator

Seamen's Church Institute is completing construction of a new one-on-one mariner skills assessment simulator

Web Bulletin 2012

Piracy declining near Somalia but increasing in Gulf of Guinea

The International Maritime Bureau warns against complacency as pirate attacks decline, noting that 6 seafarers have been killed this year and 448 taken hostage

Web Bulletin 2012

McKnight warns against security vacuum in pirate zone if navies pull out

The pioneering commander of U.S. anti-piracy forces off Somalia says navies should not disengage now that hijackings are on the wane

Web Bulletin 2012

Chamber: Casualty investigation results should be reported to IMO promptly

The secretary-general of the International Chamber of Shipping said the industry would be better able to learn from casualties if investigation results were reported to IMO in a timely manner

Web Bulletin 2012

Labor, safety dispute stalls Marine Highway program at Stockton port

The Marine Highway initiative at the Port of Stockton is being delayed because of a dispute with longshoremen over safe employment levels

Web Bulletin 2012

Blog: Vessel Traffic Service has reduced risk of casualties

The Coast Guard's Vessel Traffic Service is marking its 40th anniversary

Web Bulletin 2012

Titan Salvage says Costa Concordia recovery faces significant delay

U.S.-based Titan Salvage said the Costa Concordia recovery won't be completed before June 2013 because it will take time to drill through granite to build platform

Web Bulletin 2012

International Shipholding agrees to buy United Ocean Services for $111M

International Shipholding Corp. has agreed to acquire United Ocean Services from United Maritime Group for $111 million

Web Bulletin 2012

MarAd surpasses goal for reducing Suisun Bay ghost fleet

The U.S. Maritime Administration said it has removed 36 vessels from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet in 2 years

Web Bulletin 2012
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