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America's sole heavy icebreaker deploys to the Arctic

(SEATTLE) — The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) departed Friday for a months-long deployment to the Arctic to protect the nation’s maritime sovereignty and security throughout the region. The 44-year-old heavy icebreaker will project power…

Bulker crew rescues sailors on disabled boat in Atlantic

(PORTSMOUTH, Va.) — The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of two people from a sailboat disabled by weather approximately 345 miles east of Hatteras Inlet, N.C., on Saturday afternoon. Watch standers at the Coast Guard’s 5th District Command Center received…

Maritime Operations & Maintenance Manager

Be part of the transportation solution in the Bay Area! The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) has a rare opportunity for an Operations & Maintenance Manager. WETA operates under the brand San Francisco Bay Ferry (SFBF)…

Lifeboat falls from bulk carrier off Vancouver, injuring two

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — A team from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has been assigned to investigate an lifeboat incident that seriously injured two crewmembers from a freighter moored off Vancouver, CBC News reported. The TSB will examine…

COVID impact leads Boston to suspend ferry service

(BOSTON) — Due to sharply reduced ridership during the pandemic, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is planning to suspend all of its ferry services beginning in spring 2021. The cancellation is part of a $130 million cost-savings plan across…

Search called off for man overboard near Sabine Pass

(HOUSTON) — The Coast Guard suspended its search Friday for a missing crewmember from the tanker Sagami. Approximately 2,823 square miles were covered over 48 hours with four aircraft and two vessels. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watch standers received the…

Torqeedo powers Thailand's first electric passenger ferry fleet

(BANGKOK) — Thailand's first emission-free commuter fleet was placed into service on Nov. 26 by the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA). Seven new vessels joined the first test boat, which has been successfully transporting Bangkok residents since 2018. The commissioning ceremony…

Crowley awards scholarship to Great Lakes Maritime cadet

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Crowley Maritime Corp. has awarded a Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship to senior Keith Baker at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy. Baker, of Traverse City, Mich., earned the scholarship based on academic performance, financial need and…

NMEA/RTCM combined conference and expo moves to Anaheim

(SEVERNA PARK, Md.) — The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) and the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) have agreed to hold their 2021 international convention together at the Anaheim Sheraton Park Hotel on Sept. 20-24, 2021. The exposition…

UN adopts resolution to designate seafarers as key workers

(NEW YORK) — The United Nations General Assembly has called on U.N. member states to designate seafarers and other marine personnel as key workers, to implement relevant measures to allow stranded seafarers to be repatriated and others to join ships,…

Metal Shark delivers 22nd and final boat to NYC Ferry

(JEANERETTE, La.) — Metal Shark has announced the successful completion of its four-year run of production development for NYC Ferry, operated by Hornblower, with the delivery of the final new vessel to be added to the fleet. Time Traveler is…

Conception captain charged with seaman's manslaughter

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — The captain of a dive boat that caught fire last year off the coast of Santa Barbara was indicted Tuesday on 34 counts of negligent manslaughter, National Public Radio (NPR) reported. Thirty-three passengers and one crewmember…