Publication: Professional Mariner

First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

NTSB cites high rate of speed in crash of tanker into Baltimore pier

10:57 AM The pier sustained more than $2 million in damage when it was struck by the 477-foot Wawasan RubyThe following is a marine accident brief from the National Transportation Safety Board:Accident summaryOn August 25, 2012, about 1245 Eastern Daylight ... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 18 2014]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

The latest Coast Guard NVICs for STCW

12:51 PMClick here to view the latest Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVICs) from the U.S. Coast Guard for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW).This page requires javascript. It seems that your browser does not have ... [Published Professional Mariner - 20 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Barge strikes I-55 bridge in Memphis (VIDEO)

10:20 AM Officials briefly stop highway traffic to inspect the bridge, which was not damaged(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — A barge struck the Interstate 55 bridge over the Mississippi River on Wednesday, the second time in a week that a bridge in the area has been ... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

New ferry arrives in Maine, marking return of service to Nova Scotia

02:50 PM Nova Star will sail between Portland and Yarmouth starting on May 15Courtesy Portland Press Herald(PORTLAND, Maine) — The ferry Nova Star arrived in Portland Harbor on Thursday, marking the return of ferry service between Maine and Yarmouth, ... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Damen launches Kuwait Oil’s new ASD tug 3212

07:18 PMFirst of 14 ASD Tugs launched at Damen Shipyards Galati(GALATI, Romania) — The Kuwait Oil Co.’s (KOC) new ASD tug 3212 was launched end of March at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. The ceremony marks the first in a 14-terminal tug contract between ... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

MM&P instructor: Korean ferry sinking similar to Titanic, Costa Concordia

11:18 AM Capt. Jim Staples cites ill-advised navigation decisions and shortcomings in evacuation proceduresCNN reports that Lee Joon Suk, captain of the South Korean ferry that sank Wednesday off the coast of Jindo Island, is facing possible charges ... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Coast Guard medevacs two from NOAA ship in Gulf

09:23 AM One crewmember aboard Okeanos Explorer suffered a dislocated shoulder and another severed a fingertipThe following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:(NEW ORLEANS) (April 16) — The Coast Guard medevaced two crewmembers aboard ... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Coast Guard rescues three from tug on Lake Pontchartrain

09:11 AM UTV Todd Michael took on water and grounded near the Lakefront AirportThe following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:(NEW ORLEANS) — The Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers aboard an uninspected towing vessel on Lake ... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Edison Chouest to build additional support base in Brazil

02:40 PM(ACU PORT, Brazil) (April 9) — Prumo has today announced the signing of a rental agreement with U.S. company Edison Chouest, which is going to build an offshore logistics support base and ship repair yard for its own vessels at Açu Port. Able ... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Costa Concordia captain tried to blame grounding on electrical blackout, court told

03:16 PM Francesco Schettino is charged with manslaughter and causing the shipwreck that killed 32 off the coast of ItalyCourtesy of Reuters(GROSSETO, Italy) (April 14) — The captain of Costa Concordia tried to persuade a cruise line official to say ... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Damen Shipyards develops next-generation search-and-rescue boat

10:27 AMCourtesy Damen Shipyards(GORINCHEM, Netherlands) (April 7) — Damen Shipyards Group and Delft University of Technology are never too tired to design and apply the latest in the field of shipbuilding, in this case the new prototype (search and rescue) ... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Kirby sues over damage caused in Texas collision

12:20 PM The suit says the incident involving Kirby barges and a bulk carrier has cost the company more than $10 million(HOUSTON) — Kirby Inland Marine LP has filed a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the bulk carrier Summer Wind, citing negligence ... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 15 2014]

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...Matthew Hardgrove, Air Station New Orleans co-pilot. "Along with the vigilant HC-144 aircrew providing cover overhead, we were able to lily-pad hop to a couple of rigs and get the patients to the hospital safely."
...hazards for retrieving the survivors safely," said Petty Officer 3rd Class Ari Markle, an aviation survival technician at Air Station New Orleans. "Due to our diligent training and a dedicated crew, we overcame the hazards to help get them immediate medical attention."
...The cruise ship grounded and capsized on the Italian island of Giglio in January 2012, killing 32 people. The captain, Francesco Schettino, "suggested we say an (electrical) blackout had caused the collision. I said absolutely not" Roberto Ferrarini, the cruise company's crisis coordinator, told the court
"We were monitoring the barge throughout the night," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Garza, member of sector's incident management department. "It was anchored about one-half mile from shore. We were prepared for the possibility it could start drifting and as soon as it did, we deployed our emergency responders to assess the situation."

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The latest Coast Guard NVICs for STCW [Published Professional Mariner - 20 hours ago]
NTSB cites high rate of speed in crash of tanke... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 18 2014]
Barge strikes I-55 bridge in Memphis (VIDEO) [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 18 2014]
New ferry arrives in Maine, marking return of s... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 17 2014]
Damen launches Kuwait Oil’s new ASD tug 3212 [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 17 2014]
MM&P instructor: Korean ferry sinking similar t... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 17 2014]
Coast Guard medevacs two from NOAA ship in Gulf [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 17 2014]
Coast Guard rescues three from tug on Lake Pont... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 16 2014]
Costa Concordia captain tried to blame groundin... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 15 2014]
Edison Chouest to build additional support base... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 15 2014]
Damen Shipyards develops next-generation search... [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 15 2014]
Kirby sues over damage caused in Texas collision [Published Professional Mariner - Apr 15 2014]
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