Archive for the ‘Virginia Maritime News’ Category
The American Waterways Operators (AWO) representing the nation’s tugboat, towboat & barge industry called on Congress, April 17, to urge greater attention to infrastructure needs. More than 100 vessel owners met with congressional members on capitol Hill.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A news release was sent out on Feb. 28, 2013 by the U.S.Coast Guard about a fire that broke out aboard the Portsmouth-based Cutter Bear. The reports states that the U.S. Coast Guard and Portsmouth Fire Department responded Thursday to a fire aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bear, while moored at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth.
KIPTOPEKE, VA – A barge carrying a cargo of rocks for an ongoing remediation project was being moved from one area to another when it struck the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel early Tuesday morning, Sept 13, at about 3:00 a.m. No injuries were reported at the time of the incident.
NORFOLK, VA — Five Somali men accused of attacking a U.S. Navy ship off Africa’s coast were convicted on federal piracy charges Wednesday, November 24, in what is considered to be the first trial of its kind in America in more than a century. The men face mandatory life terms in a sentencing hearing set for March 14 in Norfolk.
“Today marks the first jury conviction of piracy in more than 190 years,” said US Attorney MacBride. “These five Somali pirates were convicted of an armed assault on the high seas against what they thought was a merchant vessel, but turned out to be a US Navy frigate engaged in counter-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa. ... Read More