Offshore wind activity on US East Coast to drive newbuild vessel demand

As offshore wind activity increases along the US East Coast, a big ramp-up in port activity is expected; there is already evidence of this at ports in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. With this will come a demand for newbuild heavy lift vessels installation vessels specifically for the wind energy...

https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/americas/offshore-wind-activity-on-us-east-coast-to-drive-newbuild-vessel-demand.html

Video: U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Survivors of Storm Barry

On July 13, a helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans rescued four people from Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana after rising floodwaters from Tropical Storm Barry cut off cut off access to the community. Small boat teams rescued another eight people from the area, according to the USCG. The area was under a voluntary evacuation order at the time of the response. 

The storm is moving slowly inland and has been downgraded to a tropical depression. The Coast Guard captain of...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/video-u-s-coast-guard-rescues-survivors-of-storm-barry

Collision: Failure to Follow Procedures, Failure to Identify Risk

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its report into the May 2018 incident where the fishing vessel Polaris transiting with a crew of seven and the tanker Tofteviken with a crew of 25 collided about 30 miles south of Montauk, Long Island, New York. 

The NTSB determined that the probable cause of the collision was the failure to maintain a proper lookout by the mate on the fishing vessel and the failure to identify the risk of collision by the third mate on the tanker...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/collision-failure-to-follow-procedures-failure-to-identify-risk

Finalized Program Sees Europort 2019 Setting Industry Agenda

Europort 2019 has finalized the most extensive conference and events program in its history, adding a number of elements that will ensure that this year’s edition of the biennial maritime and offshore gathering in Rotterdam is more thought-provoking than ever before.
 
The four-day conference and exhibition, to be staged between November 5-8 at the Rotterdam Ahoy Centre, will take place against a backdrop of revival across the specialized shipping markets for which Europort is renowned....

https://maritime-executive.com/article/finalized-program-sees-europort-2019-setting-industry-agenda

Coast Guard cutter crew interdicts suspected drug smuggling vessel

Coast Guard cutter crew interdicts suspected drug smuggling vessel

The U.S. Coast Guard has released an eye-opening video of crewmembers from the cutter Munro (WMSL 755) boarding a self-propelled semisubmersible suspected drug smuggling vessel (SPSS) on June 18, 2019., while operating in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Purpose-built smuggling vessels like SPSSs are designed to hold large quantities of contraband while evading detection by law enforcement authorities.

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https://www.workboat.com/news/government/coast-guard-cutter-crew-interdicts-suspected-drug-smuggling-vessel/