Thursday, December 30, 2010
Maritime States-bordering-the-great-lakes

MARAD’s Great Lakes Shipping Revitalization Study

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is undertaking a wide-ranging study of U.S.-Flag shipping in the Great Lakes region calling for a comprehensive look at the issues affecting the regions U.S. shipping...

December 30, 2010
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Thursday, October 7, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Piracy threat increases as monsoon season comes to close

Image Source: U.S. Navy The U. S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration and NATO Shipping Centre have issued a warning of an anticipated increase of piracy in the Gulf of...

October 7, 2010
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Friday, April 16, 2010

MARAD Announces $14.7 Million in Grants for Small Shipyards

Today the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced $14.7 million in grant awards to help improve 17 small shipyards in 16 states.  The funds will help these shipyards...

April 16, 2010
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

LaHood: America’s waterways, poised to deliver the goods

The U.S. Department of Transportation has officialy announced launch of the marine highway program, a new initiative that aims to take advantage of the economic and environmental benefits of moving...

April 13, 2010
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Monday, January 18, 2010

MARAD Orders More Ships to Assist in Haitian Relief

Norfolk, VA posted January 18, 2010 / Three of five Merchant Marine ships being mobilized for duty in Haiti are from Hampton Roads. The U.S. Maritime Administration announced Monday...

January 18, 2010
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Secretary LaHood Reminds Mariners of Best Practices Following Recent Attacks on the Maersk Alabama and M/V Harriett

Washington, DC – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today reminded mariners about the importance of taking necessary precautions and implementing best practices in the wake of recent attacks on the...

November 20, 2009
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

SS Independence – EPA Issues Formal Complaint To NCL and Oceanic

Photo By Tunnelbug In a new twist on the story of the S/S Independence, the EPA has issued a federal complaint for the illegal export of PCB’s. You may remember...

March 19, 2008
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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Evolution Of Security – A Blog By TSA

In an unusual turn of events the TSA (United States’ Transportation Security Agency) has launched a blog! While the review on NPR‘s show “On The Media” was positive, with the...

February 16, 2008
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Good Times for Merchant Mariners? Newbuild Statistics Might Tell.

(Originally published June 2007) The title of one story in this week’s MarEx Newsletter proclaims “Maritime Academy Graduation Heralds the Continuation of Good Times” and nothing affirms this better than...

January 22, 2008
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

American’s Marine Highway

I am pleased to report a significant amount of positive feedback from mariners when discussing new MARAD (Maritime Administration) initiatives. In addition to being on the forefront of new LNG...

November 24, 2007
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Saturday, October 13, 2007

hospital ship comfort returns from humanitarian voyage

Back in June we brought you the departure of one of our favorite ships, the USNS Comfort hospital ship. You can read that article including ship details HERE. Today PilotOnline...

October 13, 2007
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