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Cruise lines provide hurricane relief after Dorian

In light of the devastating aftermath of the Hurricane Dorian, the cruise industry is helping and offering support to the Bahamas. The Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island were hit by the storm, which made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane and lingered in the area for days. 

Hurricane Dorian heads to Mid-Atlantic states

While Hurricane Dorian has already passed through the Bahamas causing major disruptions in the area, and also left Florida with little effect, Dorian is now heading for the Mid-Atlantic causing wind and rain to Georgia and the Carolinas. 

USCG: Know the difference between flares and fireworks

In light of the 4th of July, celebrated in the US, the US coast guard tweeted a video explaining the difference between flares and fireworks to inform civilians of the difference, because during that day the coastguard receives hundreds of false flare sighting reports.

US sees more countries tangled in human trafficking through fishing industry

The 2019 Trafficking in Persons report, was published by US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, focusing on government efforts to tackle human trafficking and highlights strategies to address this crime and protect the victims. This year’s report, the 19th installment, includes narratives for 187 countries and territories, including the U.S.

Infographic: US oil and gas industry is dangerous

Graphic Products’ Alison Warner designed an infographic presenting all the dangers that are lying behind the oil and gas industry. The equipment, the flammable chemicals and high pressures can easily result to fatal accidents. The oil and gas industry is amongst the most dangerous jobs in America, this is why it has one of the most thorough safety training programs.

February 2019 was second wettest month on record for US

This winter was the wettest on record for the US, especially after a steady march of snow and rain storms across the country between December 2018 and the end of February 2019, according to data provided by US NOAA. The wet weather last month also made February 2019 the second wettest February on record.  

Ensuring commercial vessel safety during suspension of USCG activities

Due to the lack of enacted appropriation or continuing resolution, the US Coast Guard is required to execute an orderly suspension of some operations and activities. USCG will continue operations authorized by law that provide for national security, or that protect life and property. However, some administrative functions will be limited. The following guidance aims to help vessel owners, operators, and other affected parties during the lapse in appropriations.

Port of Vancouver publishes updated information guide

Port of Vancouver published its ‘Port Information Guide’ focusing on practises and procedures applicable to all vessels operating  within defined vessel operating areas in the port authority’s jurisdiction to support the safe and efficient movement of trade. The port authority makes amendments, in accordance with Section 56 of the Canada Marine Act.

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