Thursday, May 31, 2018

Top 10 Reasons Why The US Merchant Marine Is Failing

by Capt. John Konrad (gCaptain) In 2018 politicians, presidents and corporate leaders spend a considerable amount of time in front of cameras and talking with journalists but this isn’t just...

May 31, 2018
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tanker’s Hull Gashed in Collision with Fishing Vessel Off New York

The U.S. Coast Guard’s New York sector responded to collision Saturday between a loaded crude oil tanker and a commercial fishing vessel which left the tanker with a 30-foot gash...

May 15, 2018
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Monday, April 23, 2018
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Coast Guard: Dutch-Flagged Tanker Spills HFO in Lower Mississippi River

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a heavy fuel oil discharge from a Dutch-flagged tanker near Norco, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at...

April 23, 2018
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Explosion and Fire After Dredger Hits Gas Pipeline in Texas

The Coast Guard responded Tuesday evening to a gas pipeline explosion and fire near Port O’Connor, Texas after it was struck by a dredger, the Coast Guard confirmed today. The...

April 18, 2018
Total Views: 40

Friday, April 13, 2018

Bulk Carrier Crew Member Injured in Fall from Ship’s Crane Off Puerto Rico

A Chinese crew member of the bulk carrier Bunun Hero had to be medevaced from the vessel in the Atlantic Ocean off Puerto Rico after being injured in a fall...

April 13, 2018
Total Views: 5

Monday, March 12, 2018
Maritime News

Two Missing After Towing Vessel Capsizes on Mississippi River Near New Orleans

The U.S. Coast Guard and other federal and local agencies are responding to a report of two people missing after a towing vessel sank in the vicinity of mile marker...

March 12, 2018
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Towboat Fire on Lower Mississippi Forces Crew to Abandon Ship

The crew of a towboat was forced to abandon ship after their vessel caught on fire while pushing barges on the lower Mississippi River near Greenville, Mississippi on Wednesday. Coast...

February 21, 2018
Total Views: 14

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Chief Mate Goes Missing from Anchored Bulk Carrier in Puget Sound

U.S. authorities are investigating the disappearance of the chief mate of a bulk carrier who went missing while his ship was at anchor in Puget Sound near Seatle, Washington last...

February 21, 2018
Total Views: 50

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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Sailors Die At Sea While USCG Drone Program Remains Hard Aground

The US Coast Guards long promise to deploy search and rescue (SAR) drones to rescue mariners has been aground for two decades. Will this wreck ever be salvaged? by Captain...

January 30, 2018
Total Views: 34

Monday, January 29, 2018
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Drug Cartels Deploy New Stealthy Boats To America’s Pacific Shore

Since the tragic death of U. S. Coast Guard Boatswain’s Mate Chief Petty Officer Terrell five years ago the efforts of cartels to smuggle drugs with the use of small high-speed...

January 29, 2018
Total Views: 572

Monday, December 18, 2017

New Bulk Carrier Takes on Water After Running Aground on Columbia River

A brand spanking new bulk carrier is undergoing a damage assessment in Washington state after the vessel ran aground in the Columbia River last week and started taking on water....

December 18, 2017
Total Views: 28


Ice Patrol: More Than 1,000 Icebergs Drifted Into N. Atlantic Shipping Lanes in 2017

The U.S. agency tasked with monitoring iceberg activity in the North Atlantic counted about 1,000 icebergs that drifted into shipping lanes this year. The mission of the International Ice Patrol,...

December 18, 2017
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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Large Containership Breaks Free from Mooring at Boston Terminal

A large containership broke free from its mooring at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal in Boston on Wednesday and drifted into the main shipping channel before being corraled by...

December 6, 2017
Total Views: 50

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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The Coast Guard’s Gift Ideas For 12 Nautical Days Of Christmas

The U.S. Coast Guard, as a public service to holiday gift shoppers has announced its recommended USCG Approved gifts for 12 nautical days of Christmas… and while they forgot to...

November 14, 2017
Total Views: 93

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Maritime News

Coast Guard Patrol Boat Catches Fire in Gulfport, Mississippi

The Gulfport Fire Department helped the U.S. Coast Guard put out a fire aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Brant while moored in Gulfport, Mississippi on Wednesday. The Coast Guard reported...

October 18, 2017
Total Views: 276

Friday, October 6, 2017

Insurers Tighten Net on Illegal Fishing

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Oct 6 (Reuters) – A coalition of insurance firms agreed on Friday to crack down on pirate fishing by banning coverage for trawlers whose illegal catches are...

October 6, 2017
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Sunday, October 1, 2017
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Lifesaving Incidents

El Faro MBI Report – Heavy On Blame, Light On Penalty

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Today the United States Coast Guard issued the Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) report on the S.S. El Faro. The 189 page report reveals serious...

October 1, 2017
Total Views: 64

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Press Releases

Metal Shark Building Four 350-Passenger Vessels and an Additional 150-Passenger Vessel for NYC Ferry

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark is once again building multiple high-speed aluminum catamaran passenger vessels for the NYC Ferry Service Operated by Hornblower. In early August, Metal Shark received orders from...

September 26, 2017
Total Views: 43

Friday, September 22, 2017

WATCH: Three Rescued from Overturned Vessel in Puerto Rico

A helicopter crew with the British Royal Navy has rescued a woman and two children from their overturned vessel which had grounded near Vieques, Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria. A...

September 22, 2017
Total Views: 6

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Captain Has License Suspended for Failing to Avoid a Collision While Navigating Through Crowd

The captain of a Portland river cruise has had his Merchant Mariners Credential suspended for navigating his vessel through a crowd of watercraft attending an event on the Willamette River...

August 10, 2017
Total Views: 54