Great Lakes Ice Coverage Is The Smallest In Decades
by John Konrad (gCaptain) The U.S. rang in the new year with an unusually mild January 2021 that tied with 1923 for the ninth-warmest January on record. The warmth was...
U.S. Coast Guard rescuers from Newport, Rhode Island conducted a MEDEVAC on Thursday morning of a crewmember from the 654-foot pure truck & car carrier M/V Cougar Ace.
The 48 year old seafarer had suffered an electrical burn to his right hand, according to a statement by the Coast Guard, and a Station Castle Hill 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launched and safely brought the injured mariner ashore where he was then brought to the local hospital.
M/V Cougar Ace is somewhat notorious within the maritime community due to a major loss of stability suffered on board the vessel in 2006 while carrying a cargo of nearly 5000 vehicles. She was conducting a ballast water transfer near the Aleutian Islands when things went bad.
She was eventually salvaged by Titan Salvage and put back into service.
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