Archive for the ‘California Maritime News’ Category
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The Coast Guard and local officials have set new rules that restrict cargo ships, oil tankers and other large vessels from traveling near to the Bay Bridge when in heavy fog when visibility is less than half a mile, in hopes of avoiding future crashes similar to several recent cargo ship accidents that took place while sailing under the San Francisco Bay Bridge.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — According to officials, an empty oil tanker from the Marshall Islands caused minor damage on Monday, Jan.7, after it struck a tower in the middle of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge while navigating beneath the hulking span.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A settlement by South Harmony Shipping of Panama, owners of the oil tanker the Dubai Star, was filed in San Francisco County Superior Court on Tuesday, May 9, by the district attorneys of San Francisco and Alameda County in Northern California.
The Captain and crew of an 893-foot containership belonging to the Jones Act carrier Horizon Lines became instant heros early Wednesday morning after rescuing a family from their sinking vessel in the Pacific Ocean.
At approximately 1:30am on Wednesday, the U.S.-flagged Jones Act containership, Horizon Reliance, was alerted by Coast Guard that a family of 3, including a nine-year old boy, was adrift on their 33-foot sailboat with no power and sails shredded. At the time, the vessel was on a rather routine journey carrying U.S. goods between Hawaii and the West Coast. But just 149 miles away, the Captain of the Horizon Reliance, Captain James Keller, answered the call and quickly diverted his vessel to the stranded sailors.
Conditions were heavy with 40 knot winds, sea swells in the 20-ft. range, and stinging rain. Not exactly favorable for a high-seas rescue. As they approached, a large wave capsized the vessel, throwing the men and boy into the water. ... Read More
SAN FRANCISCO BAY, CA – According to the U.S. Coast Guard, less than a gallon of fuel spilled into the Bay from the barge that was intentionally run aground on San Francisco’s waterfront February 22 Tuesday morning.
The barge had the capacity to hold 4,800 gallons of diesel fuel, hydraulic fuel and lube oil, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Laura Williams said. ... Read More
NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (previously the Minerals Management Service) is hosting a series of public forums, which began Wednesday, August 4, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
This is the first in a series of public forums scheduled over the next six weeks for Louisiana, California, Alaska, Mississippi and Texas. ... Read More