Category: Virginia Maritime News

The American Waterways Operators (AWO) Annual ‘Barge-In’ Lobbies Congress

Posted in Barge Accidents,Government,Jones Act,Maritime Law,Tug Boat Accidents,Virginia Maritime News on April 18, 2013

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.

Fire Breaks Out On Coast Guard Cutter Bear Moored at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth VA

Posted in US Coast Guard (USCG),Virginia Maritime News on March 1, 2013

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… read more

Barge Strikes Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in Second Similar Accident

Posted in Barge Accidents,Virginia Maritime News on September 19, 2011

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.

Five Somali Pirates Convicted of Attacking U.S. Navy Ship Will Get Life Sentence

Posted in Virginia Maritime News,World Maritime News on November 29, 2010

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… read more