Category archives for: Naval News

Hundreds Stranded off Nahant, Massachusetts

Hundreds Stranded off Nahant, Massachusetts

Coast Guard crews are assisting a disabled passenger vessel approximately 13 miles east of Nahant, Massachusetts.   Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received notification at approximately 4:30 p.m., that the 83-foot passenger vessel Cetacea had a line entangled in its propeller and was disabled with 163 people aboard. The Coast Guard Cutter Tybee, Coast […]

USNS Richard E. Byrd Saves Nine in Gulf of Oman

USNS Richard E. Byrd Saves Nine in Gulf of Oman

USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, rescued nine crew members from a Yemeni-flagged cargo vessel that had lost power, was taking on water and was adrift in the Gulf of Oman, on July 28, at approximately 9:00 a.m. local time.   The crew from Asaed requested assistance and […]

Good Samaritans Help USCG Save 5 from Blazing Vessel

Good Samaritans Help USCG Save 5 from Blazing Vessel

The U.S. Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of five people after their 40-foot vessel caught fire near Petit Bois Island, Alabama, last Friday.   Watchstanders at Coast Guard Mobile, Alabama, received a distress call from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center reporting an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon alert in the vicinity of Petit […]

USCG Medevacs Passenger from Carnival Fantasy

USCG Medevacs Passenger from Carnival Fantasy

A crew aboard a United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter medically evacuated a passenger Thursday night from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy, approximately 40 miles east of Charleston.   Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified via satellite phone call of the situation at approximately 8 p.m. The report stated a […]

Busy Week of Illegal Migration Attempts for USCG

Busy Week of Illegal Migration Attempts for USCG

The United States Coast Guard repatriated 97 Cuban migrants that were rescued during a busy week of illegal migration attempts from Cuba.   The repatriation was the result of 10 separate groups attempting to illegally enter the United States aboard rustic vessels in the Florida Straits dating back to July 14, 2014. “Our main concern […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (July 21- 25, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (July 21- 25, 2014)

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Malacca Strait Claims New Lives

Malacca Strait Claims New Lives

Three people died, with eight still missing, when an overcrowded boat carrying Indonesian migrant workers heading home for the coming Eid-ul Fitr, sank in the Malacca Strait off southern Malaysia, the Malaysian Insider reports.   Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency managed to save ten passengers from the capsized boat off Johor, Malaysia. “An intense sea and air search […]

USCG Back at Bollinger for More

USCG Back at Bollinger for More

The U. S. Coast Guard has awarded a USD 255 million contract option to Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, La. for the production of six more Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs).   This option award brings the total number of FRCs under contract with Bollinger to 30, with a current contract value of USD 1.4 billion. The FRCs […]

Siphoning Incidents Nothing New?

Siphoning Incidents Nothing New?

The trend of incidents involving siphoning of fuel/oil from product and oil tankers at sea is not new. Statistics for Jan-Jul of 2014 reveal that the occurrence of such incidents took place more frequently compared to the annual numbers reported in the past three years (2011-2013), piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC said in a report.   […]

Nigeria Boosts Safety in Its Waters

Nigeria Boosts Safety in Its Waters

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has assured stakeholders in the maritime sector of safety on Nigeria’s waterways with the take-off of its 24-hour Satellite Surveillance Centre in Lagos, which will help curb piracy.   Addressing a world press conference on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, the Director General of NIMASA, Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi […]

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