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NEWS BULLETIN
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

US Coast Guard celebrates
225 years of operations

Federal Maritime Commission
nets $1,227,500 in civil penalties

Boeing Defense, Space & Security
taps Gena Lovett as Operations VP

Coast Guard conducting investigation
of possible Willamette River collision

CMA CGM Group takes delivery
of new Guyanamax container ship

US Coast Guard celebrates
225 years of operations

WASHINGTON, DC — Today marks the 225th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Coast Guard. By signing the Tariff Act on August 4, 1790, President George Washington gave Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton the authority to build ten single-masted sailing ships, called revenue cutters, and were estimated to cost $1,000 each. The U.S. Coast Guard traces its roots to this day and celebrates the foundation laid by these early revenue cutters and crews. Ever since, the mission of the U.S. Coast Guard has continued to expand and evolve. The service that began as the enforcers of revenue and piracy laws and rescued mariners in distress has become the defenders of America’s 95,000 miles of coastline, supporting nearly all of the nation’s maritime interests.

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Coast Guard conducting investigation
of possible Willamette River collision

PORTLAND The Coast Guard is investigating a possible collision between a commercial vessel and recreational vessels during the Portland Red Bull Flugtag event on the Willamette River near Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Saturday. An investigating officer from Marine Safety Unit Portland visited the motor vessel PORTLAND SPIRIT and conducted interviews with crewmembers on Sunday. MSU Portland revoked the marine event permit for the Red Bull Flugtag event Saturday afternoon, before the reported collision, for the safety of the waterway and the safety of all waterway users. Spectators were obstructing the channel and restricted its use by waterway users. The Red Bull event staff was unable to control event spectators and as a result could not prevent hazardous conditions as required by the event permit. Event organizers are required by the marine event permit to ensure no restriction is placed on the use of navigable waters by participants or spectators, and that the event shall not obstruct any channel or normal shipping lane, or interfere with any aid to navigation. Coast Guard personnel on scene observed more than 500 recreational vessels, personal watercraft and paddlecraft. Event organizers listed the expected number of spectator craft at 100 vessels on their marine event permit application. A Coast Guard boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Portland and three Coast Guard Auxiliary vessels were on scene to assist event organizers in maintaining a clear waterway and respond to any emergent issues involving spectator safety. Throughout the day, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., broadcast a safety marine information broadcast instructing spectators to make way and clear the channel to allow commercial traffic to safely transit the area. The Coast Guard is investigating any actions taken by parties on the water that may have been in violation of maritime law or federal navigation rules.

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Federal Maritime Commission
nets $1,227,500 in civil penalties

WASHINGTON, DC — The Federal Maritime Commission has announced that the commission has completed compromise agreements recovering a total of $1,227,500 in civil penalties. The agreements were reached with seven non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) and one vessel-operating common carrier (VOCC). The agreed penalties resulted from investigations conducted by the commission’s area representatives in New York and Seattle, and headquarters staff in Washington D.C. The parties settled and agreed to penalties, but did not admit to violations of the Shipping Act or the commission’s regulations. The compromise agreements are as follows:
• United Arab Shipping Company, also known as UASC, is a VOCC based in Dubai, U.A.E. UASC paid $537,500 to the commission.
• City Ocean Logistics Co., Ltd. is a bonded NVOCC. Respondents made a payment of $325,000.
• Oriental Logistics Group is a tariffed and bonded NVOCC located in Taipei, Taiwan. Respondent made a payment of $100,000.
• Hyundai Logistics (USA) is a tariffed and bonded NVOCC and freight forwarder located in La Mirada, CA. Respondent made a payment of $100,000.
• Falcon Maritime and Aviation is a licensed NVOCC based in Jamaica, NY. Falcon Maritime and Aviation paid $85,000 to the commission.
• Sea Gate Logistics is a licensed NVOCC and freight forwarder based in Valley Stream, NY. Sea Gate Logistics made a payment of $80,000.

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CMA CGM Group takes delivery
of new Guyanamax container ship

MARSEILLES — The CMA CGM Group has announced that the CMA CGM MARSEILLE – the second vessel of its Guyanamax three-vessel series – was delivered in South Korea on July 29. This 2,100 TEU vessel – including 530 Reefer containers – is 190 meters long and 30 meters wide. It was built by the Korean shipyards Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and will be sailing under the UK flag. The CMA CGM MARSEILLE will be positioned on the North Europe French Guiana North Brazil (NEFGUI) line. This 42-days rotation joins directly North of Europe, the Caribbean, French Guyana and North Brazil each week. The vessel will call: Algeciras, Rotterdam, Tillbury, Rouen, Le Havre, Philipsburg, Port of Spain, Degrad des Cannes, Belem, Fortaleza, Natal and Algeciras. The three-vessel Guyanamax series is composed of the CMA CGM CAYENNE – delivered on July, 21 – the CMA CGM MARSEILLE, and will be completed in September by the CMA CGM SAINT LAURENT.

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Boeing Defense, Space & Security
taps Gena Lovett as Operations VP

ST. LOUIS — Gena Lovett is joining Boeing as vice president of Operations for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS). She has more than 20 years of leadership experience in both operations and manufacturing. Ms. Lovett will be responsible for manufacturing activities at 20 major installations around the world along with the safety, lean manufacturing, quality, and supplier management initiatives that BDS is pursuing. Ms. Lovett succeeds Bill Schnettgoecke, who retired after 36 years with Boeing. She previously served as Alcoa’s director of manufacturing from 2007 to 2011 and most recently as the company’s chief diversity officer. Prior to that, Ms. Lovett held numerous leadership positions at Ford Motor Co. during a 15-year career which culminated as plant manager of Prototype Operations.

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