News Archives from 12-08-09 to 1-27-2010
COTP Western Alaska Activates Ice Guidelines for Cook Inlet ... January 27, 2010
Safety Zone Proposed by USCG...January 12, 2010
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register for January 6, 2010, that it was planning to establish a safety zone around the drill ship FRONTIER DISCOVERER while it will be drilling at different locations in the Chukchi Sea starting this summer. Comments on the proposed safety zone will be taken until February 5th, 2010. Complete details are shown in the Federal Register Notice below.
Maximum Civil Penalties Raised by USCG ... December 23, 2009
NOAA's Experimental BookletCharts Available...December 15, 2009
The experimental BookletChart is made to help recreational boaters locate themselves on the water. It has been reduced in scale and divided into pages for convenience, but otherwise contains all the information of the full scale nautical chart. Bar scales have also been reduced in scale, and are accurate when used to measure distances in a BookletChart. Excerpts from the United States Coast Pilot are included, and chart notes are consolidated on a single page for easy reference. Emergency information for the charted area is printed on the back cover.
Print as many copies as you like. Use them at home, on-board, or attach a page or two to the Float Plan that you leave with a friend, relative or local marina before heading out on the water. In an emergency, your Float Plan gives pertinent information to enable them to contact the local marine police or Coast Guard with necessary details.
Crane Damaged by Wind in Dutch Harbor . . . December 8, 2009
Winds as high as 125 mph toppled a 110-foot gantry crane at the APL shipping facility in Dutch Harbor December 4th. A spokesman for American President Lines Ltd. says no people or other structures were damaged when the crane fell at 8:45 p.m. Friday evening. Mike Zampa says the company is still assessing damage to the crane, which fell onto gravel at the shipping terminal. APL is the world's fifth largest container shipping company.