Maritime News

Containership rescues missing mariner 86 miles off Florida

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — A missing mariner was rescued approximately 86 miles east of Port Canaveral, Fla., on Sunday by the containership Angeles. Crew on the 738-foot ship located Stuart Bee, 62, on the hull of his 32-foot Sea Ray and…

Davie delivers converted icebreaker to Canadian Coast Guard

(LEVIS, Quebec) — On Monday, Bernadette Jordan, the minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Mario Pelletier, commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, marked the delivery of CCGS Jean Goodwill, the second of three medium interim icebreakers…

Bollinger delivers new flood gate for Bayou Teche

(LOCKPORT, La.) — Bollinger Shipyards on Monday delivered the Bayou Teche flood gate to St. Mary Parish Levee District. The steel flood gate, measuring 84 feet long, 40 feet wide and 19 feet high, is designed for a 25-year rain…

Coast Guard Foundation celebrates GivingTuesday

(STONINGTON, Conn.) — The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, has announced that on this GivingTuesday, the organization will inspire generosity by launching a matching gift…

Washington's Port of Kennewick hit by cyberattack

(KENNEWICK, Wash.) — According to industry professionals, there has been a 300 percent increase in cyberattacks since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. And unfortunately, hackers and cyberthieves are tenacious and pernicious, and constantly evolving new methods of criminal activity.…

IMO environment panel approves amendments to further cut ship emissions

(LONDON) — New draft regulations to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships have been approved by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This builds on current mandatory energy efficiency requirements to further reduce…

Armstrong Marine USA now Brix Marine

(PORT ANGELES, Wash.) — Since 1991, Armstrong Marine USA has earned a reputation for crafting rugged aluminum catamarans and workboats. The company was founded in Canada and moved to Port Angeles, Wash., in 2001. Joining Bryton Marine Group in 2017…

IMO adopts new requirements to improve mooring safety

(LONDON) — The International Maritime Organization (IMO) held its latest Maritime Safety Committee meeting (MSC 102) virtually from Nov. 4-11 due to COVID-19 restrictions, during which it adopted a number of requirements, including one relating to mooring and safety. The…

Transport Canada, marine stakeholders establish Seafarers’ Welfare Board

(OTTAWA) — Canada's minister of transport, Marc Garneau, in collaboration with the Canadian marine community, has announced the establishment of the National Seafarers’ Welfare Board. As part of Canada’s commitment to the International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention, the National…

Pacific-Gulf Marine to manage MarAd training ship

(NEW ORLEANS) — Pacific-Gulf Marine (PGM) has been appointed general agent by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) to provide full ship management services in support of the training ship General Rudder. The ship is part of the National Defense Reserve…

Louisiana pilots order Chesapeake-class launch from Gladding-Hearn

(SOMERSET, Mass.) – The Associated Federal Pilots in Metairie, La., has ordered a Chesapeake-class pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding. The pilots’ first launch, built by the Massachusetts-based shipyard, is scheduled for delivery in July 2021. Since the Chesapeake-class pilot boat…

Seafarer fatigue management solution wins Inmarsat challenge

(LONDON) — Inmarsat, a world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has unveiled a joint entry from Canary Sentinel and Workrest as the winner of the inaugural Crew Welfare Open Innovation Challenge, a competition rewarding technologies most likely to benefit…

NAMEPA honors eight maritime entities for environmental protection

(WESTON, Conn.) — The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) presented its Marine Environment Protection Awards for 2020 on Nov. 5 to senior leadership of the recipients. Winners were MSC Cruises, Port Everglades, the International Chamber of Shipping for…

Armstrong delivers pilot boat to National Park Service in Alaska

(GUSTAVUS, Alaska) — Armstrong Marine USA of Port Angeles, Wash., recently delivered Serac, a 45-by-16-foot semi-displacement catamaran, to the National Park Service (NPS) for use in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. NPS selected Armstrong Marine’s proposal to build the…

SAFETY ALERT: Recommendation for pilot transfer arrangements

(WASHINGTON) — Recent deaths of maritime pilots while embarking commercial vessels highlight the risks of operating in an unforgiving maritime environment. To ensure the safety of all personnel boarding a vessel at sea, the Coast Guard reminds vessel owners and…

Biden presidency points to growth for offshore wind industry

(BALTIMORE) — Joseph Biden's presidency, which will begin Jan. 20, 2021, promises to usher in a renewed focus on renewable energy strategies, including the offshore wind energy industry. Under the Biden administration, it is expected that offshore wind will experience…

Three builders to deliver 48 barges to Canadian Coast Guard

(GATINEAU, Quebec) — Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, has awarded three contracts totalling $14,047,773 for the acquisition of 48 hard-shell barges to the following Canadian companies: •…

Coalition says Ligado 5G network threatens nation's GPS

(SPRINGFIELD, Va.) — A coalition of groups whose users rely on the global positioning system (GPS) wants the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to change its mind about an April 20 decision to permit Ligado Networks to begin construction of a…

ICS Diversity Tracker aims to boost women in maritime

(LONDON) — The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released the ICS Diversity Tracker, the first report looking into the state of diversity and inclusion in the global shipping labor force. The tracker, which surveyed more than 200 shipping companies…

Silver Ships gets contract for six NAVSEA patrol boats

(THEODORE, Ala.) — Silver Ships has received a contract award worth $6.12 million from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for six riverine patrol boats (RPBs). The contract is part of the U.S. Navy Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program that…