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USCG Issues Ebola Virus Precautions

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has released a reminder regarding Ebola precautions and reminded vessel owners that any sickness must be reported. In its Marine Safety Information Bulletin No.

Cruise Ship Returns to Texas after Ebola Concern

The Carnival Magic cruise ship was en route back to the United States on Saturday with a passenger from Texas who might have handled specimens of the first Ebola

MEPC Approves Draft Polar Code

Draft Polar Code approved by IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee A key step on the way to a mandatory Polar Code for ships operating in Arctic and

Safariland Names Appleby Tax VP

The Safariland Group, a global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announced

Falmouth CGOC Joins National Network

Falmouth Coastguard Operations Center (CGOC) will become part of the new Coastguard national network for the first time this week. Work has been carried out

USCG Search For Boater Missing 50 miles South St Marks, Florida

  The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater 50-miles south of St. Marks, Florida, Sunday. Missing is George Taylor, 60, from Tallahassee, Florida, who

Austal Launches 5th CCP Boat

  Austal launched yesterday its fifth in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat (CCPB) at the Company’s Australian Defence Facility in Henderson, Western Australia. Cape

Mount Whitney Departs Batumi, Georgia

  The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed Batumi, Georgia, Oct. 18 after completing a successful port visit. While in Batumi,

USCG Rescue Two from Their Diabled Sailboats

  The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday after both of their sailboats became disabled approximately five miles west of the Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel near Hampton.

ITIC Measures against Ebola

  The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has issued the following general advice related to the outbreak of Ebola. Vessels that have recently

Obama Appoints Ebola 'Czar'; Texas Health Worker Isolated on Ship

President Barack Obama appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola "czar" on Friday as the global death toll from the disease that has hit mostly three

Video: New Channel Established on Atchafalaya River

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) helped establish Crewboat Cut as a new federal channel in the Atchafalaya River near Morgan City, Wednesday. The new waterway is intended to be safer for mariners,

Cruise Ship Passenger Isolated Due to Ebola Risk

A Texas hospital employee who may have handled lab specimens from an Ebola victim has entered voluntary isolation on board a Carnival cruise ship in the Caribbean.

China, Vietnam Pledge Maritime Cooperation

China and Vietnam have agreed to "address and control" maritime disputes, state media said on Friday, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China

Northern Fleet’s Environmental Center in Arctic

  The regional Environmental Center of the Northern Fleet will be established in the Arctic in the near future. The news agency TASS reported the news with

Size Restrictions Lifted in Mobile, Alabama

  Salvage teams and the Army Corps of Engineers have positively identified the location of the sunken Dredge Tender NICHOLAS on the western (greenside) toe of

US, Canada to Conduct Full-scale Port Security Exercise

U.S. and Canadian military personnel and government civilian agencies are scheduled to participate in Exercise Frontier Sentinel 14 from Friday through Oct. 24.

US, ATP-IP Reach Settlement over Unauthorized Oil Discharges

Offshore Oil Platform Owner to Improve Safety and Operations in Gulf of Mexico Following Unauthorized Oil Discharges; EPA and Bureau of Safety and Environmental

Second EUCAP Nestor Training Course for Seychelles Coast Guard

On October 16, 21 new personnel were received by Lt. Col. Simon Dine, Commanding officer of the Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG), to commence their basic maritime training.

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