Grimaldi Group ConRo sinks in Bay of Biscay; No-sludge shipboard sewage treatment? Not scientifically possible, says paper

ML Dauly March 13th
March 13th, 2019 — The 1997-built, Italian flag Grande America was in the Bay of Biscay, about 142 miles south of Pointe de Penmarc’h, when French authorities were informed of the incident. A crew of 26 people plus one passenger were aboard.

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No-sludge shipboard sewage treatment? Not scientifically possible, says paper

Some type approved marine sewage treatments are at sea that are scientifically incapable of treating sewage waste. That’s the charge made by a group of leading wastewater treatment system manufacturers and environmental organizations.

Trump Administration seeks to slash USACE Civil Works budget

The Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) has reacted to the Trump Administration’s $4.827 billion FY20 budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works program, a 31% cut from the FY19 appropriated amount of $7.0 billion.

SECNAV names Navy’s new T-ATS class Navajo

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said yesterday that the new class of Navy Towing, Salvage, and Rescue vessels on order at Gulf Island Shipyards will be named Navajo. in honor of the major contributions the Navajo people have made to the armed forces.
Navy shipbuilding budget request includes large unmanned surface vessels

The Navy’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request of $205.6 billion is an increase of $9.5 billion (4.6%) from the FY19 enacted budget.
VIDEO: All American Marine launches low wake, high speed ferry

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) has completed construction of the Reliance, the second of three low wake, high-speed passenger vessels for Kitsap Transit.