Friday, August 20, 2021

Tropical Storm Henri Nearing Hurricane Strength

The U.S. Coast Guard is urging all mariners to prepare for Tropical Storm Henri before its predicted Sunday landfall. The NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center says Henri is now nearing...

August 20, 2021
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Friday, May 28, 2021
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Survivors Tell a Harrowing Tale of Lapses in India Barge Disaster

When India’s weather office sent out cyclone warnings on May 13 and most vessels moved to safety, one barge working on Oil and Natural Gas Corp.’s field off the Mumbai...

May 28, 2021
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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Maritime News

Tropical Storm Barry May Form in Gulf of Mexico Later This Week

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) –A tropical storm may loom in the Gulf of Mexico late Wednesday or early on July 11 as a low pressure system moves off Georgia...

July 9, 2019
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Monday, July 8, 2019
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Carr: Tropical Storm Barry – Where do we go from here?

By CW4 Michael Carr – Tropical Storm, and potentially Hurricane Barry was heading directly for us. Though still a thousand miles away, which might seem far away, that distance is...

July 8, 2019
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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U.S. Hurricane Season is Unnecessarily Dangerous

By Eric Roston (Bloomberg) — Forecasters are expecting this year’s North Atlantic hurricane season to be roughly average, with about 14 named storms including six full-fledged hurricanes. Last week, the...

June 11, 2019
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Sunday, October 14, 2018
Maritime News

Leslie to Hit Portugal as Strongest Iberian Storm Since 1842

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — After a three-week journey around the Atlantic Ocean, Leslie was on track to hit Portugal with winds of near-hurricane force — only the third...

October 14, 2018
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Thursday, October 11, 2018
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U.S. Oil Firms Restoring Operations in Storm-Battered Gulf of Mexico

HOUSTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Major oil producers and drillers, including Chevron Corp and BP Plc, on Thursday began returning crews to more than 90 offshore facilities in the U.S....

October 11, 2018
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Maritime News

Cajun Navy to the Rescue: Here’s How the Volunteer Relief Group Got Its Roots

(Southern Boating) – The Cajun Navy has entered popular vernacular, but what do we know about the group? The famed Cajun Navy came to be when a Former Louisiana state...

October 10, 2018
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Monday, October 8, 2018
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Evacuations Ordered as Hurricane Michael Speeds Toward Florida

By Gina Cherelus Oct 8 (Reuters) – Florida’s governor mobilized National Guard troops and ordered Gulf Coast residents to head inland or get ready to evacuate as Hurricane Michael churned...

October 8, 2018
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Sunday, September 16, 2018
Maritime News

Super Typhoon Slams Into China After Pummeling Philippines

By James Pomfret and Enrico Dela Cruz HONG KONG/MANILA, Sept 16 (Reuters) – A super typhoon made landfall in China’s Guangdong on Sunday, the country’s most populous province, after wreaking...

September 16, 2018
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Friday, September 14, 2018
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Philippines Braces for Super Typhoon Mangkhut

By Enrico Dela Cruz MANILA, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Philippine authorities evacuated more areas on Friday and warned an estimated 5.2 million people in the path of a “very destructive”...

September 14, 2018
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Monday, September 10, 2018
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Maritime News

Hurricane Florence, Now a Major Category 4, Roars Towards the Carolinas

Update: The NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center has just upgraded Florence to a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 m.p.h. By Rich McKay and Letitia Stein Sept...

September 10, 2018
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

WATCH: Tanker Smashes Bridge as Typhoon Jebi Slams Japan

A tanker smashed into the bridge linking Japan’s Kansai International Airport with the mainland on Tuesday as a powerful typhoon slammed Japan’s western coast. The tanker, named Houn Maru, was...

September 4, 2018
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Maritime News

Gordon to Make Landfall Along Central Gulf Coast as Hurricane -NWS

Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to make landfall along the north-central Gulf Coast tonight as a hurricane, the NWS National Hurricane Center said Tuesday. In its 10 a.m. CDT update,...

September 4, 2018
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Maritime News

Major Hurricane Lane Barrels Toward Hawaii

By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Hawaii residents already reeling from months of explosive eruptions from Kilauea volcano braced on Wednesday for Hurricane Lane, which was bearing down on...

August 22, 2018
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Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Despite Early Activity, Atlantic Hurricane Season May End in a Fizzle

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — The Atlantic hurricane season may have gotten off to an early start this year, but it’ll probably end with a whimper — at least...

August 2, 2018
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

March Madness: Time-Lapse Video Shows Four Back-to-Back Nor’Easters Hitting U.S. East Coast

Check out this a new time-lapse video released by NOAA showing the four back-to-back nor’easter winter storms that impacted the U.S. East Coast in March 2018. The video was captured...

March 28, 2018
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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Notice to Mariners: Changes to NOAA Marine Products Could Make Heavy Weather Avoidance More Difficult

Lee Chesneau is a senior marine meteorologist, lecturer, & a graduate from the University of Wisconsin (Madison).   Lee has had a distinguished career with NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), NOAA...

March 7, 2018
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Thursday, March 1, 2018
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High Wind and Wave Events Crossing the Gulf Stream, Explained

Crossing the Gulf Stream where ocean currents can exceed 2 knots takes some skill and if you try in under certain weather conditions, could be dangerous for any size vessel....

March 1, 2018
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Heavy Seas Alert: North Atlantic Storm Producing 19-Meter Significant Waves Near Main Shipping Lanes

An intense low pressure system in the North Atlantic was producing significant wave heights of an incredible 19 meters (62 feet) on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.  This...

February 20, 2018
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