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UK Coastguard Replacing Emergency Radio Network

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The U.K.'s Maritime and Coastguard Agency is investing over £170 million ($221.5 million) in a new radio network for Her Majesty’s Coastguard. The new network will be built and maintained by telent Technology Services Ltd. and is a significant investment in telecommunications infrastructure in rural areas.

Tanker Crewmember Medevaced in US Gulf

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevacs a 36-year-old crewmember from a tanker vessel approximately 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas, July 30, 2020. The crewmember was transferred to awaiting emergency services personnel and was reported to be in stable condition. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

An ailing seafarer was medevaced from a tanker vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 35 miles offshore of Freeport, Texas, Thursday.U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the captain of the Liberian-flagged tanker vessel Tosna Star of a 36-year-old man who was experiencing shortness of breath.

Bollinger Delivers USCGC Oliver Henry

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Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the USCGC Oliver Henry to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Fla. This is the 163rd vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 40th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) delivered under the current program.The new cutter is the second of three FRCs to be homeported in Apra Harbor,

Video: USCG Aids Cargo Ship Taking on Water off Puerto Rico

The 412-foot motor vessel Island Express takes on water about 4 miles off San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Coast Guard rescue crew from Station San Juan and Air Station Borinquen responded to assist the vessel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad)

U.S. Coast Guard air and surface rescue crews at Sector San Juan responded and assisted the distressed M/V Island Express Wednesday afternoon, after the ship started taking on water when it departed the Port of San Juan for storm avoidance in anticipation of Tropical Cyclone 9.The M/V Island Express,

45 Rescued from Passenger Vessel Fire

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All 45 passengers and crew members have been rescued from a ferry that caught fire roughly 5.5 nautical miles east off Binongkalan Point, Cebu Thursday night.The Philippine-registered RoRo / passenger ship MV Filipinas Dinagat owned by Cokaliong Shipping Lines was traveling from Cebu City for Palompon, Leyte when the fire erupted on board.

Congress Lines Up COVID-19 Relief for the Maritime Industry

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New legislation passed through Congress aims to provide relief to the U.S. maritime industry during national emergencies such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic or natural disasters.Introduced July 9 by the Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Chair

Video: Bulk Carrier Crew Member Medevaced in the Gulf of Mexico

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An ailing crew member has been medevaced from a bulk carrier 230 nautical miles south of New Orleans, Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders received a request at 4:05 a.m. for the medevac of a 53-year-old man showing signs of a possible heart attack.District watchstanders

Isle of Man Ship Registry’s QUALSHIP 21 Status Confirmed by USCG

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The Isle of Man Ship Registry has retained its place within the United States Coast Guard’s QUALSHIP 21 program, designed to recognize foreign-flagged vessels that maintain the highest safety and quality standards.Isle of Man Ship Registry director Cameron Mitchell said continued inclusion in the scheme

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mellon Completes Final Patrol

The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) moors at U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak's fuel pier in Kodiak, Alaska, July 10, 2020. Commissioned in 1968, the Mellon stopped in Kodiak during their final patrol before the cutter's scheduled August 20, 2020, decommissioning. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by John Arredondo)

One the U.S. Coast Guard's last remaining 378-foot high endurance cutters recently wrapped up its final patrol before its scheduled decomissioning in August.A 150-person crew on Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) left Seattle April 17 to conduct missions throughout the Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea and returned to homeport July 7.

Containership Crew Rescues Sailors 825 Miles off Hawaii

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The crew aboard a U.S.-flagged containership rescued three sailors from a 50-foot trimaran that became disabled in the Pacific Ocean, about 825 miles northeast of Oahu, last week.At 8 a.m., last Tuesday, U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders at Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Honolulu received a report

US Coast Guard Commissions Cutter Harold Miller

The Coast Guard Cutter Harold Miller sits moored during the commissioning ceremony at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas, July 15, 2020. The crew of the Harold Miller will have a patrol area encompassing 900 miles of coastline for the Coast Guard’s Eighth District, from Carrabelle, Fla., to Brownsville, Texas. (USCG photo by Paige Hause)

The U.S. Coast Guard held a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Harold Miller, the service's 38th Sentinel-class fast response cutter, at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas, Wednesday.Rear Adm. John Nadeau, Eighth Coast Guard District commander, presided over the commissioning ceremony, along with Lt.

Chinese Ships Intruded into Malaysian Waters 89 Times in Four Years -Report

File photo Chinese seismic vessel Haiyang Dizhi 8 (Credit: China Geologic Survey)

Chinese coastguard and navy ships intruded into Malaysian waters in the disputed South China Sea 89 times between 2016 to 2019, and often remained in the area even after being turned away by the Malaysian navy, the government said in a report on Tuesday.The report comes amid escalating tension between

i911: Tapping Cellphone Location Data to Save Lives

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In recent years the U.S. Coast Guard has identified an increasing trend in the use of cellular phones by the maritime public when communicating distress. In 2018, leadership in the Office of Search and Rescue (SAR) at Coast Guard Headquarters asked the Research and Development Center (RDC) to investigate

Video: Trump Says US is Working to Acquire 10 Icebreakers

President Donald J. Trump speaks during a briefing at U.S. Southern Command headquarters in Doral, Fla. (Photo by Michael C. Dougherty, U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs)

President Donald Trump says the U.S. is hashing out a plan to acquire up to 10 additional polar icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard.Trump, who over the yeas has emphasized his administration's commitment to growing the Coast Guard's icebreaker fleet, outlined the new plans in vague terms within

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