Air and surface rescue crews at US Coast Guard Sector San Juan responded and assisted the distressed M/V Island Express, after the ship started taking on water when it departed the Port of San Juan for storm avoidance in anticipation of Tropical Cyclone 9.
The US Coast Guard Waterways Policies and Activities Division highlighted the impacts of on-water mass gatherings to the public and Maritime Transportation System (MTS).
The US Coast Guard issued an alert for mariners and ports in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico due to gale force winds, and then responded to a distress call from a ro-ro cargo ship that was reportedly taking on water.
The US Coast Guard (USCG) published a marine notice concerning the protection of operational technologies and control systems to highlight the importance of vigilance against cyber threats.
USCG issued a Safety Alert is to emphasize the importance of properly installed and maintained listed or certified safe electrical equipment in hazardous areas in order to reduce the risk of fire or explosion onboard vessels.
In 2009, USCG determined that Madagascar was not maintaining effective antiterrorism measures in its ports with the exception of the port of Toamasina. Hence, USCG now issued Port Security Advisory 1-20 naming the countries that are not maintaining effective antiterrorism measures and clarifying exceptions in each case.
USCG Sector Key West reminded commercial and recreational vessels of 300 GT or more of the requirement to file a notice of arrival (NOA) with the USCG National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) prior to arrival in the US.
The US Coast Guard continues to investigate the loss of 21 containers from the barge Ho Omaka Hou and monitor response operations in Hawaii. The tug Hoku Loa reported loss of cargo from the barge as they transited from Honolulu to Hilo Harbor in the early morning of 22 June.
US Coast Guard crews responded to a fishing vessel crew who abandoned ship in the early morning hours June 29. The vessel had struck the south jetty in the Siuslaw River Bar and was beginning to take on water.
The US Coast Guard reported that its inspectors are seeing a rise in the number of positive drug tests for non-credentialed mariners (fishermen) in the Arctic and Western Alaska.
AMSA fines company for unlawfully operating domestic commercial vessel07/08/2020
US cruise operators voluntarily suspend voyages until at least October 3107/08/2020
Pilot loses life after falling from pilot ladder07/08/2020
Philippines launch new procedures on crew changes, repatriation07/08/2020
- Maritime Health
Update: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus07/08/2020
Beirut port closed06/08/2020
Container casualty causes in the spotlight06/08/2020
Australia risks clogged ports with over-contract seafarers stopping two ships06/08/2020
Benin to allow foreign Armed Security Teams on board ships06/08/2020
Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships initiative launched06/08/2020