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US flag vessels to avoid enter Yemen

The US Maritime Administration issued an advisory recommending that US-flag commercial vessels avoid entering or loitering near Yemen’s Red Sea ports and that vessels transiting the area exercise special vigilance. US MARAD also warns U.S. flagged commercial vessels transiting the region to conduct a pre-voyage risk assessment.

New vessel to join Maritime Security Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation has welcomed the newest vessel to the Maritime Security Program (MSP) in the strategic port of Beaumont, Texas. Renamed the M/V Liberty Passion, the vessel is the third ship owned by Liberty Global Logistics to join the MSP fleet.

US MARAD grants $4.9 Million to support shipyards

MARAD, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration, awarded $4.9 million in grants to support capital improvements at nine small shipyards located throughout the United States.

MARAD releases LNG Vessel Operations Emission report

The US Maritime Administration announced the availability of a report that quantifies methane slip and fugitive emissions from using liquefied natural gas (LNG) for vessel operations and bunkering. The study, completed in partnership with the University of Delaware and the Rochester Institute of Technology, builds upon earlier work identifying life cycle emissions associated with LNG use using a “well-to-hull” analysis.

MARAD releases Vessel Emission Reduction reports

US MARAD announced the availability of two reports documenting reductions in air pollutant emissions and fuel consumption resulting from repowering a Puget Sound regional tugboat and an inland tugboat.

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