*+-When the brunt of Hurricane Sandy finally past the eastern seaboard early on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 , US Coast Guard crews were able to begin conducting overflights of the hardest hit areas which included coastal areas of New Jersey, New York City, and Long Island. What they observed was nothing short of tragic.
*+-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 […]
*+-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 […]
*+-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 […]
*+-(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. […]