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 Americas 95,000 miles of coastline, supporting nearly all of the nations maritime interests.
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.
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
commissions 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
commissions regulations. The compromise agreements
are as follows:
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.
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 Alcoas director of manufacturing from 2007 to 2011 and most recently as the companys 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.