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...]

U.S. House Panel Probing Commerce Secretary Ross Over Trump’s Hurricane Forecast Snafu

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A U.S. House panel on Wednesday opened an investigation into U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' potential role in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's decision to rebuke an Alabama weather service office for dismissing a warning on Twitter from President Donald Trump about Hurricane Dorian. Representative … [Read more...]

Mounts Bay to the Rescue!

Editor's Note: The Royal Navy has announced that RFA Mounts Bay has now completed its 10-day humanitarian mission to the hurricane-hit Bahamas after distributing all of her stores, which included 3,000 ration packs, nearly 100 tonnes of water, over 900 emergency shelter kits, and 1,000 hygiene kits. By Salvatore Mercogliano -- The destruction that has been wrought upon … [Read more...]

Trump’s Dorian Forecast Leads to Dispute Within Weather Agency

(Bloomberg) --As President Donald Trump dragged the brawl over his forecast for Hurricane Dorian into a sixth day on Friday, a U.S. agency released a statement bolstering his account -- prompting a scathing response from the leader of an agency union. Trump has repeatedly and defiantly continued to defend his assertion that Alabama was in Dorian’s path. On Wednesday, he … [Read more...]

Conditions ‘Rapidly Deteriorating’ in Bahamas After Dorian -Aid Group

By Nick Brown and Zachary Fagenson NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Thousands of displaced people are living in "rapidly deteriorating" conditions in the worst-hit parts of the Bahamas six days after Hurricane Dorian made landfall, the United Nations World Food Programme warned on Saturday. The warning came as aid groups rushed emergency help to the storm-ravaged islands … [Read more...]