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Newport News Shipbuilding employee finds a gun on Enterprise. An investigation does not result in ch

June 13, 2014|By Hugh Lessig, hlessig@dailypress.comNEWPORT NEWS — A crew member of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise left an unattended gun onboard the ship this week, prompting an investigation and concerns at Newport News Shipbuilding, where the nuclear-powered ship is being decommissioned.Matt Mulherin, shipyard president…

Maritime industry says it needs a fund

A centralised fund is urgently needed to bankroll needed reforms in the maritime industry such as structural re-alignment and modernisation of laws, conventions and activities to fall in line with international best practices.Such a fund would be fed by the many scattered bits of charges paid by stakeholders to some public…

Brand new sheriffs boat is here

Bigger. Faster. Built to endure.And with a lot more firepower as in a pump that can shoot out 1,500 gallons of water per-minute, three times the amount thats now available to fight a fire at the waters edge.The San Juan County Sheriffs Departmenttook possession of its newpublic safety boat, Sentinel, Monday morning at the Port of Friday Harbor.

Department of Defense Awards Funds to Five Scripps Researchers to Develop Instrumentation

The Department of Defense announced awards to researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego that will help scientists characterize waves, improve ocean weather and climate prediction, and analyze acoustics in the deep ocean.The Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grants support…

Computop and MagTek combine for cruise ship offering

Technology from payment service provider Computop and payments security firm MagTek is being leveraged for an integrated payment solution for the cruise industry.Papagena Projects is leveraging technology from payment service provider Computop and payments security firm MagTek for an integrated payments solution for the…
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Sailing legend launches bid to rescue famous ruin (From Daily Echo)

SAILING heroine Tracy Edwards has launched a bid to rescue from ruin the famous boat she sailed into the record books on 25 years ago. She made history by leading the first all-female crew to the finish line of the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1990. The 12 yachtswomen won two of the six legs and their achievement inspired women to take up the sport. The Maiden crew celebrate in Melbourne.

Why Are Leading Overseas Development Advocates Pushing Us Down the Greenhouse Gangplank? | Charlie C

One of the Obama administration's better climate-related actions has been the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) financing of renewable energy projects overseas. OPIC's support for renewable energy projects has increased to over $1 billion a year (about 30 percent of its overall portfolio) -- nearly ten times…

Now, our wells no longer contain water but petrol... Victims of Ekiti tanker fire count losses

One week after, the victims of the Aramoko tanker fire disaster have come to full terms with the enormity of their losses, writes SAM NWAOKO.THE disaster occurred so suddenly. Many people who were running for their lives did not even immediately know what exactly had happened but they were running all the same.Mr. Babatimilehin Bamidele…

Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces an Agreement to Sell an LR2 Product Tanker

MONACO--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2014) - Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) ("Scorpio Tankers," or the "Company") announced today that the Company has entered into an agreement to sell its 2008 built, LR2 product tanker, STI Spirit, for $30.2 million. The sale is expected to close in April 2014. About Scorpio Tankers Inc. Scorpio Tankers Inc.
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DVIDS - News - 11th MEU Marines take heat during crisis response training

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. Few can say they are prepared to be shoved, shouted at and pummeled with a barrage of objects sailing through the air. Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Units ground combat element are prepared to take just that kind of heat.The Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines completed the Crisis Response Course…
Sailors look jubilant as they disembark from the HMS Richmond and greet their families. They visited a total of seven countries and five British  territories

HMS Richmond returns home after epic seven-month 33,316-mile odyssey

550shares15View commentsHMS Richmond crew members received a warm welcome home from their loved ones today after the ship returned to Portsmouth following a seven-month Atlantic trip.The warship had been on patrol of the Atlantic Ocean - spending 2,881 hours at sea and covering 33,316 nautical miles while working on security operations and strengthening ties with foreign forces.
Airbus, catfish exports, VietJetAir, Seafood exports, economic restructuring

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 1/2 - News VietNamNet

Russia suspends Vietnamese Tra fish importsRussias Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (VPSS) has decided to halt importing Tra fish and other aquatic products from 7 Vietnamese businesses as of January 31, 2014.Nguyen Nhu Tiep, head of the Vietnam National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD)…

Michigan Congresswoman Calls For National Guard To Help At The Border

A Michigan congresswoman who heads a House subcommittee on border security is calling on President Obama to dispatch the National Guard to help border agents handle the influx of unaccompanied minors coming from Central America.U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, a Republican, said in a letter sent to the president on Monday that…

USS Cape St. George deploys for maritime exercises - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Chann

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George departed San Diego Monday for deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian oceans.The vessel's 350 officers and sailors will take part in a biennial major naval exercise known as RIMPAC -- for Rim of the Pacific -- and conduct missile defense and maritime security operations…

Unmanned aerial vehicle tested in conjunction with U.S. Navy Sea Hawk helicopter for the first time

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy report that they have successfully flown the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout simultaneously with the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for the first time. More from the Northrop Grumman news release:The capability demonstrates how a mix of aircraft can increase a ship commander’s intelligence…

Northrop Grumman Continues Fire Scout Testing with MH-60R

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy have completed successful tests of the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout simultaneously with the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for the first time. The capability demonstrates how a mix of aircraft can increase a ship commander's intelligence-gathering capabilities aboard the Littoral Combat Ship.The flight tests took place May 12…

Philippine Coast Guard Boosts Security

With some 12 million devotees from different walks of life to join the procession, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and various law enforcement agencies will deploy its security personnel and assets for the upcoming Feast of the Black Nazarene on Thursday, January 9, 2014. PCG Commandant Rear Admiral Rodolfo D. Isorena…
Coast Guard transportable port security boats attached to Port Security Unit 308 and riverine command boats from Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 practice maneuvers together in the Intracoastal Waterway in North Carolina. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Richard Brunson)

U.S. Port Security and the Impact of Sequester & Budget Woes

This article describes the impact of the “sequester” and budget showdowns on ports and port security, and also gives a preview of the House-Senate Conference on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). On the one hand, ports and port security have been severely hampered by the ongoing budget battles, as has the rest of the U.S. Government and economy.

White House Releases National Maritime Domain Awareness Plan

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the National Maritime Domain Awareness Plan emphasizes the importance of maritime security in the global supply chain. Hayden said recently in a prepard statement, "The White House has released the National Maritime Domain Awareness Plan. This plan promotes global maritime…

Ireland Publishes New Ship Registration Bill

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD has announced the publication of the Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Bill 2013. The Bill is one of the Minister’s legislative priorities and is part of an overall objective to update and enhance the national maritime legislative code, and ensure the safety of maritime transport services.