NY Maritime College Grieves Over Loss Of A Loved Shipmate

The New York Maritime College community is grieving over the loss of Captain Philip Thomas and his three children who were all lost at sea when the storm surge from Hurricane Dorian ripped through Grand Bahama Island a week and a half ago.  “Our community shares a profound sense of sorrow in the death of Captain Philip Thomas ‘08" said Rear Admiral Mike Alfultis, … [Read more...]

Remembering September 11: BOATLIFT, An Amazing Tale of 9/11 Resilience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDOrzF7B2Kg As the World Trade Center buildings burned and collapsed on September 11, 2001, a half million people were evacuated from Lower Manhattan by a civilian flotilla of ferries, tug boats and other vessels in what became the largest boatlift in history. BOATLIFT – An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience, is a touching tribute to that … [Read more...]

Crews Rescue Final Crew Member from Overturned Car Carrier in Georgia

Sept 9 (Reuters) - Rescue workers on Monday freed the final crew member trapped inside a South Korean cargo vessel that flipped on its side off the coast of Georgia, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Salvage crews gradually drilled an opening in the ship's massive hull on Monday, first to deliver food and water to the survivors, then to extract them, the U.S. Coast Guard … [Read more...]

Four Missing as Car Carrier Capsizes at Port of Brunswick, Georgia

Update (Monday, Sept. 9, 2019): Contact Made with Missing Crew Members -Breaking (Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019): The U.S. Coast Guard and multiple agencies are responding after car carrier became disabled and capsized with a fire on board Sunday morning in St. Simons Sound, Brunswick, Georgia. A search is underway for four missing people. The U.S. Coast Guard said it was … [Read more...]

Trump Shares Altered National Weather Service Forecast Map of Hurricane Dorian

President Donald Trump is drawing criticism for sharing a week-old National Weather Service map that had been altered to show the track of Hurricane Dorian extending further into the Gulf coast than had previously been predicted. Trump displayed the map before reporters on Wednesday during briefing on Hurricane Dorian from the Oval Office of the White House. The map, … [Read more...]