Resolve Marine frees ice-bound platform barge off Alaska shoreline; Australia bans Marmaras Navigation bulker for failing to pay crew

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Resolve Marine frees ice-bound platform barge off Alaska shoreline

When a platform barge used to support gold mining operations grounded in shallow water west of Nome Harbor back in April, Resolve Marine Alaska mobilized teams and resources in response. Full Article

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“Crew change: Drastic measures needed now”

INTERCARGO cannot even begin to contemplate the impacts if terminal and cargo operations were halted and cargo vessels stopped operations and trading, as a result of crew remaining on board for 12 to 17 months. This compromises the safety of crew, ships, and cargoes, if worldwide progress is not made on crew change. About 300,000 seafarers remain trapped on board their ships and a similar number are awaiting re-employment with financial hardship.

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VIDEO: COVID-19, hurricane concerns force pause in Golden Ray removal ops; Ten newly arrived AIDA Cruises crew test positive for COVID-19

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VIDEO: COVID-19, hurricane concerns force pause in Golden Ray removal ops

Unified Command working on the salvage of the capsized car carrier says removal is on hold until after peak hurricane season though giant heavy lift vessel will remain in region. Full Article

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RNLB 12-16 Grace Darling still looking great

RNLB 12-16 Grace Darling
Despite lockdown, our All Weather Lifeboat “Gracie” sits gleaming in the boathouse, ready to go at a moment’s notice if needed. Her shine and immaculate condition is amazing as she celebrates 29 years service here at Seahouses – a credit to our Cox/Mechanic Craig. She arrived in July 1991. Her replacement is ready at Poole, delayed by Covid 19.  “Gracie” is likely to be retired from service later this year.

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Formula News

FORMULA presents the 2021 line of best designed, best built pleasure boats on the water today. Celebrating 65 years of ongoing advancement in marine manufacturing, Formula’s tradition of excellence continues to surpass expectations with the ultimate goal of providing consistently gratifying experiences on the water with family and friends.

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FTA awards $47.5 million in Passenger Ferry Grants; New York State announces 2,500 MW offshore wind solicitation

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FTA awards $47.5 million in Passenger Ferry Grants

A total of 12 projects in 12 states will receive funding from FTA’s Passenger Ferry Grant Program covering new vessels, rebuilds, repowers and terminal improvements. Full Article

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ICS: Failures to follow protocols threaten crew change progress; MAN Energy Solutions to make massive job cuts

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ICS: Failures to follow protocols threaten crew change progress

With over half a million seafarers impacted by the ongoing crew change crisis, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is warning that some seafarers and manning agencies are failing to adhere to crew change protocols and are putting a risk whatever gains the industry has made. Full Article

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