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Italy Probes Mob Link to Sunken Ships

According to a Sept. 17 report from CNN, Italian authorities are investigating dozens of sunken ships, possibly containing toxic waste, that may have been submerged by a local crime syndicate. As many

RAnger 2000 Class Fireboat from Robert Allan

In July, 2009 the new RAnger 2000 Class fireboat, City of Portland was delivered to the City of Portland, Maine Fire Department by the builder, A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd., of Meteghan River, Nova Scotia, Canada.

This Day in Coast Guard History – Sept. 18

1939-President Roosevelt directed the enlistment of 2,000 new Coast Guardsmen and opened two new training stations. 1947-The U.S. Air Force was formed as a separate military service.  Happy Birthday Air Force!  The Air Force's motto is: "Uno Ab Alto" (One over all).

This Day in Naval History – Sept. 18

1926 - Navy brings relief aid to Miami, FL, after a severe hurricane. 1936 - Squadron 40-T, based in the Mediterranean, established to protect U.S. interests and citizens around Iberian peninsula throughout the Spanish Civil War.

Final Large Passenger Vessel Crew Requirements

The U.S. Coast Guard's Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship Directorate announced Thursday publication of a final rule in the Federal Register that amends regulations for merchant mariner documentation previously published as an interim rule April 24, 2007.

U.S. Navy, Plans Winner-Take-All Ship Deal

According to a Reuters report, The U.S. Navy said on Sept. 17 it would award a winner-take-all contract for up to 10 new ships designed to fight close to shore as part of a revised acquisition strategy.

Steiner Delivers Fourth Z-Drive Pushboat

The final, for now, delivery in a series of four 120 by 34-ft 3200-HP Z-drive towboats was completed at Steiner Shipyard in Alabama. The innovative vessels were built for Southern Towing of Memphis Tennessee.

Curtis-Straus Offers Testing

Curtis-Straus LLC, an electronics safety testing and certification laboratory, announced that is providing testing and test reports for marine electronics as required by expert bodies in ship classification.

Military Sealift Wins Small Business Award

Military Sealift Command's small business program was formally recognized in a ceremony at the Pentagon where Under Secretary of the Navy Robert Work presented the Secretary's Award for the Department of the Navy's Outstanding Small Business Program in fiscal year 2007 to MSC Commander Rear Adm.

Port of LA Container Volumes Grow

The total number of containers shipped through the Port of Los Angeles in August increased by six percent compared to July, the second consecutive month that volumes have risen at the Port amid a slumping economy.

This Day in Coast Guard History – Sept. 17

1882-At 2: 30 a.m., during the prevalence of a strong southerly gale upon Lake Huron, the schooner, Colonel Hathaway, lying at the wharf at South Harrisville, MI was wrenched from her moorings and driven ashore.

This Day in Naval History – Sept. 17

1861 - Union landing party from USS Massachusetts takes possession of Ship Island south of New Orleans, LA. This was the headquarters for ADM David Farragut's Gulf Coast Blockading Squadron. 1944 - Navy Task Force lands Army troops on Angaur,