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Search operation in the UK finds body of missing seafarer

On February 15, HM Coastguard received a report of a potential man overboard from a gas carrier off Margate Harbour. After receiving the report, HM Coastguard coordinated an extensive search, which eventually found a body in the water.

USCG searches for bulk carrier’s missing master

The Coast Guard along with the Air Force and several regional authorities are searching for the captain of the Panamanian-flagged merchant vessel “Rising Wind”. Specifically, the 47-year old mariner reported to be missing by the first officer on 12 Ferbuary, at 174 miles northwest of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia.

Breakaway barges hit Upper Mississippi River

On Wednesday 13 February, the US Coast Guard along with several local authorities responded to a multi-barge breakaway close to the Upper Mississippi River. Specifically, the breakaway occurred near mile markers 176 and 177 of the river.

USCG oversees removal of pollutants from grounded vessel off Hilo

According to a recent statement, US Coast Guard responders are working to remove potential pollutants from the 63-foot fishing vessel Midway Island, which ran aground off Hilo. In fact, the USCG is working with the Department of Land and Natural Resources and contractor personnel to mitigate the potential pollution threat from the vessel. Reportedly, a maximum potential of 1,800 gallons of diesel and two marine batteries are aboard.

Blue Technology Center of Expertise launched

The U.S Coast Guard along with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography collaborated and launched the Blue Technology Center of Expertise (COE), which will focus on the research and the use of the blue technology. The center is located on the Scripps Oceanography campus in San Diego, while the ribbon-cutting ceremony was on Friday 24 January, 2020.

USCG alerts stakeholders on software vulnerabilities

As the Microsoft released software fixes to address 49 vulnerabilities, the U.S. Coast Guard alerts maritime stakeholders and operators to address those recently-identified security flaws, in order to protect their business networks and servers, reducing the possibilities of a dangerous cyberattack.

Coast Guard saves five people from sinking fishing vessel

Several days ago, the U.S. Coast Guard informed that saved five people from a fishing boat which was about to capsize, approximately 14 miles southeast of the Golden Gate Bridge. Specifically, the fishing vessel named as “Mady Jane”, unexpectedly started to taking on water.

Watch: Hellenic CG rescues 14 crew from listing cargo ship

The Hellenic Coast Guard conducted a rescue operation on Wednesday, December 4, to evacuate 14 crewmembers from the Liberian-flagged general cargo “New Leo” as the vessel was seriously listing, posing great risk for the seafarers onboard.

India gifts patrol vessel to Maldives Coast Guard

 On Wednesday, December 4, India gifted the indigenously made patrol vessel CGS Kaamiyaabu to the Maldives National Defense Coast Guard, in order to enhance maritime security in the the Indian Ocean archipelago. It is said that the vessel will be manned by eight Maldives personnel which will be trained in India other than establishing maritime security in the region, it aims to foster its blue economy and safeguard its tourism industry. The initiatives were formally announced during the past year and were launched through a video conference, earlier this week.

USCG allows SpaceX to mark restricted navigation zones

The USCG’s Office of Navigation Systems (CG-NAV), officially announced its approval for a series of Automatic Identification System Private Aids to Navigation (AIS PATON), in order to set restricted navigation zones, near commercial rockets’ launch.

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