Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Visits the Port of Savannah

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal spoke to the media during a visit of the Port of Savannah, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in Savannah, Ga., to mark the passage of the state budget, including an additional $46.

Al Roker to Host Coast Guard Foundation Gala

The Coast Guard Foundation announced today that Al Roker will host its 32nd Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard on Thursday, October 11, 2012 in New York City. Nine-time Emmy winner Al Roker

Deorchis Joins Montgomery McCracken

Montgomery McCracken announced the appointment of Vincent M. DeOrchis as partner of the maritime and transportation practice. DeOrchis and his team will reside in the firm’s midtown Manhattan office, effective March 15.

USS IOWA Prepares for Final Transit

USS IOWA Takes on Iowa Coins, Regains its Mast, Prepares for its Final Journey; The Battleship of Presidents will open as an interactive naval museum in Los Angeles.   The time-honored tradition of

NTSB Cites Propulsion Failure in 2010 Ferry Accident

Andrew J. Barberi Lacked Warning Alarm Indicating Propulsion Loss in 2010 Accident.   On May 8, 2010, the 310-foot-long passenger ferry Andrew J. Barberi lost propulsion control of one its two cycloidal propellers as the vessel approached St.

Deepwater Criminal Charges for Former BP Engineer

Former BP Engineer Arrested for Obstruction of Justice in Connection with the Deepwater Horizon Criminal Investigation; First Criminal Charges to Result from the Deepwater Horizon Task Force Investigation.

Clipper Ship 'Cutty Sark' for Royal Re-opening

Historic clipper ship 'Cutty Sark' to be re-opened to the public in Greenwich UK The restored Cutty Sark will be re-opened by Queen Elizabeth II five years after the 19th century British tea clipper was ravaged by fire, according to a news report in The Independent newspaper.

Mariner Fined for Forgery

UK Certificate of Competency candidate forged proof of sea-time certificates, later found out, fined & subject to commital At a hearing at Southampton Magistrates Court, Boorzeen Murzban Dantra was fined a total of £7,603.

Navigation Warning – Tsunami Debris on N. Pacific Routes

Vessels transiting North Pacific Ocean from Japan to US West Coast advised to lookout for debris field from 2011 Tsumami This advisory will be published on the MARAD web site at

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Cruise Industry Announce 3 New Safety Policies

The global cruise industry has adopted three new safety policies which are to be implemented with immediate effect Chairman of the European Cruise Council and Member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Executive Committee,

E-Navigation Alive & Well Says Maritime Authority

Danish Maritime Authority leads development of electronic navigation framework With the conclusion of the EfficienSea project in early 2012, one might fear that work on e-Navigation would become homeless.

Moody's: Sale of Inland River Barge Ops is a "Credit Negative" for United Maritime

New York, April 24, 2012 -- Moody's issued a press release on the planned sale of United Maritime Group, LLC's ("UMG", B2 stable) inland river barge operation, United Barge Line, LLC ("UBL") to Ingram Barge Company (not rated) for $222 million,