Bounty Sinking and Rescue in Photos and Video

HMS Bounty Sinking USCG Photo

*+-On October 29, 2012, the 3-masted wooden tall ship Bounty, a 1960’s-built replica of the 18th century Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty, foundered and sank in Atlantic Ocean off Hatteras, North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy.

National Weather Service Redefines Hurricane Warning System

Superstorm Sandy, pictured on Oct. 27, 2012. Image: NASA

*+-The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) on Thursday announced some key changes to its Hurricane warning system, particularly in the way it handles post-tropical cyclones. NWS says the the changes were motivated by experiences associated with Hurricane Sandy last October, when forecasters, relying on the definitions set out in the old (current) system, dropped the […]

Coast Guard, NTSB to Host Formal Hearing Into HMS Bounty Sinking

HMS Bounty Sinking USCG Photo

*+-The Coast Guard said Thursday that it will convene a formal hearing in February together with the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the October 29th sinking of the tall ship Bounty and resulting multiple loss of life. The Coast Guard says that the investigation will examine the facts and circumstances relating to the sinking […]

Hurricane Sandy Cleanup: Tanker Removed from Staten Island Street

The John B Caddell pictured on November 3, 2012, just a few days after Hurricane Sandy past.

*+-Remember this? The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that salvage crews on Tuesday successfully lifted the 184-foot John B Caddell tanker off a Staten Island street and back into the water where she belongs. Photos of the tanker literally sitting in the middle of Front Street in Staten Island became some of the most memorable images depicting Hurricane […]

Gasoline Advances in New York as Jones Act Waiver Expires

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*+-(Bloomberg) — Gasoline advanced for the first time in three days in New York Harbor as the waiver of shipping regulations following Hurricane Sandy approaches an end even as supplies in the region are at a four-year low. Under the 1920 Jones Act, ships carrying cargo between U.S. ports must be U.S.-built, flagged and crewed. […]