Al Capone's Yacht in New Panama Canal Role

Legendary gangster's rum smuggling vessel now a tourist excursion boat in Panama Some 270 ships pass each week through the Panama Canal, but one now gives tourists the chance to experience the storied waterway on the Isla Morada,

More Ships to Bangladesh Shipbreakers

CTG ship-breakers import 42 large ships in last two months Chittagong-based ship-breakers imported 42 large-sized recyclable ships in February and March this year at a cost of US$ 45 million, according to Jasim Khan's news report in the Financial Express.

Costa Concordia Wreck – Removal Contract Awarded

Tender for removal of Costa Concordia by Titan Salvage, Micoperi, accepted Costa Crociere and the Costa Concordia Emergency Commissioner's Office announced that the tender for the removal of the ship from Giglio Island has been awarded to Titan Salvage in partnership with the Italian firm Micoperi.

Buoy Replacement for Great Lakes Season Almost Done

USCG nears completion of annual mission to replace seasonal aids to navigation throughout Great Lakes, St Lawrence Seaway The Coast Guard is nearing completion of the mission to replace seasonal aids to navigation this week throughout the Great Lakes and the St.

Keel-laying of Ferry at STX Finland

The keel-laying of the Double Ended Ferry to be built for Suomen Lauttaliikenne Oy (Finferries) was performed at STX Rauma Shipyard on Friday, 20 April 2012. The environmentally friendly next-generation ferry will be delivered to the customer at the end of 2012.

Ship Vettings Reveal Gasket & Pump Deficiencies

London P&I Club issues warning on manhole gasket and bilge pump shortcomings. THE London P&I Club has reported a growing incidence of shortcomings with regard to the condition of manhole cover gaskets on board ships.

IMCA Publishes Pocket Safety Cards

‘Safety Coaching’ and ‘Workplace Fatigue’ are the two latest pocket safety cards in the series published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). “These are card numbers 20 and 21 in the popular and effective series,” explains Hugh Williams, IMCA’s Chief Executive.

MarineNews INSIGHTS: James Watson, Director BSEE

James A. Watson IV, Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).   Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Named Rear Admiral James A. Watson IV as New Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) in November of 2011.

CA ARB to Enforce Harbor Craft Rules

ARB has received United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) authorization to enforce the Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation, including new and in-use engine emission limits.     Advisory Number 436: Enforcement of the Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation: http://www.

Volunteers Pitch In for 'Canal Clean Sweep'

Events Linked to Earth Day.   More than 100 groups of volunteers are expected to join in for the seventh annual "Canal Clean Sweep" on the weekend of April 20-22, 2012. Sponsoring partners for the "Canal Clean Sweep" are the New York State Canal Corporation,

Drug Smugglers Caribbean Semi-submersible Interdicted

USCG, partner agencies, intedict Western Caribbean drug sub The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive, Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island, Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S), and the Honduran Navy have interdicted a drug smuggling,

Nautical Charts – NOAA Testing QR Code Effectiveness

OceanGrafix inform that NOAA QR codes are now available on 8 US nautical charts OceanGrafix, the exclusive provider of NOAA print-on-demand (POD) nautical charts for U.S. waters, announce that QR codes are now available on eight NOAA charts for the Tampa Bay, Fla.