Professional Mariner - August 2018

US budget includes $300 million for new SUNY Maritime training ship

The fiscal year 2018 budget enacted by Congress in March includes $300 million for construction of a new training ship for the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College, as well as $22 million for maintenance and repair of the rest of the nation’s aging academy fleet.

At a glance: USCGC Polar Star

The U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker Polar Star (WAGB 10) was built by Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Co. of Seattle, Wash., and commissioned in 1976. It is one of the largest ships in the Coast Guard and one of the…

Casualty briefs

Tanker’s external hull breached in collision with fishing boat off NY A commercial fishing vessel collided with a loaded oil tanker in the open ocean off Long Island, N.Y., tearing open the crude carrier’s hull. The incident happened at 1923…