Cal Maritime Training Ship Bumps Shoreside Crane on Arrival in Barbados – Incident Video

Cal Maritime's Training Ship Golden Bear sustained minor damage after one of its mast hit a shoreside gantry crane as it arrived in Barbados on Tuesday during its 2019 cruise. A statement from the school said the ship was under pilot control when the incident occurred. Thankfully, there were no injuries on board or ashore. The allision, however, did cause the training … [Read more...]

U.S. Celebrates National Maritime Day

Happy National Maritime Day! Each year, on May 22nd, the United States celebrates National Maritime Day, a holiday in observance of the contributions of the men and women of the U.S. merchant marine, as well as the U.S. maritime industry and the benefits it brings to the country in terms of transportation, jobs, goods, recreation and national security. The date May 22 is … [Read more...]

Mercy Ships Marks 100,000 Surgical Procedures Onboard its Hospital Ships

Mercy Ships is celebrating its 100,000th surgical procedure by medical volunteers onboard its charity hospital ships. The milestone procedure was performed on baby born with a debiliting cleft lip in Guinea. The nonprofit says the 7-month-old child, named Aissata, traveled with her mother nearly 200 miles to receive the surgery on the hospital ship the Africa Mercy, … [Read more...]

TOTE Selected as Construction Manager for New Multi-Mission Training Ship

The U.S. Maritime Administration has awarded Jacksonville-based TOTE Services the contract to serve as the Vessel Construction Manager for the new National Security Multi-Mission Vessel that will operate as a training platform for future mariners as well as support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in times of need. The contract was awarded Tuesday by Maritime … [Read more...]