MAIB: Poor Comms, Inexperience Led to Girting

By MarEx 2017-07-19 21:44:23

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its report into the capsize of the tug Domingue at Tulear, Madagascar, with the loss of two members of her crew.  On September 20, 2016, the 300 hp tug Domingue was filling in on ship assist duty, as the port's 1,200 hp Voith drive harbor tug was down for maintenance. Domingue was not fitted with a gog rope (a line that prevents the towline from being pulled across the

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Interior Department Awards Maritime Heritage Grants

By Denise Krepp 2017-07-20 14:11:27

On July 7, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the recipients of the 2016 Maritime Heritage Grants. Twenty-seven entities located in thirteen states were...


Port of NY & NJ Welcomes Largest Boxship Ever

By MarEx 2017-07-19 20:32:56

On Monday, the 13,200 TEU container ship OOCL Berlin sailed into Newark Bay, becoming the largest container vessel ever to call the Port of New York and New...


U.S. Coast Guard Seeks 4,000 New Recruits

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-07-19 18:59:12

“In order to recruit 4,000 enlisted personnel, the recruiting offices have to interview 40,000 applicants,” said Chief Petty Officer Benjamin Harris, recruiter in...


Thai Court Convicts 62 on Human Trafficking Charges

By MarEx 2017-07-19 18:47:01

On Wednesday, a Thai court handed down guilty verdicts for over 60 human traffickers who conspired to transport and imprison untold numbers of migrants, many of whom...


Naval War College Hosts High-Level Cyber War Games

By MarEx 2017-07-19 17:35:31

On July 14, the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) brought together 140 representatives from the private sector, the military and government to run through war game scenarios...


Adm. Zukunft: We Are Not Ready for Arctic Oil Spills

By MarEx 2017-07-19 17:08:05

On Monday, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft warned that environmental response organizations are not prepared to address a large oil spill in the...


Indonesia's New North Natuna Sea: What's In a Name?

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-07-19 14:37:29

[By Aaron L. Connelly] On Friday, Indonesian officials announced that they had renamed the waters northeast of the Natuna Islands, at the far southern end of the South...


At Security Summit, China Cedes Initiative to U.S.

By CIMSEC 2017-07-19 14:28:02

[By Tuan N. Pham] Singapore hosted the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) from June 2-4. The dialogue was well attended by defense ministers from the United...

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