Coast Guard’s Third and Final ‘El Faro’ Hearing Set for February

The third and final Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation hearing into the loss of the American cargo ship El Faro has been scheduled for next month in Jacksonville, Florida. The hearing will take place on February 6, 2015, at the Prime F. Osborn Convention Center. It will examine additional elements of the investigation including crew … More Coast Guard’s Third and Final ‘El Faro’ Hearing Set for February

CSA pledges USD10,000 for Hurricane-ravaged Haiti at opening of annual conference

A pledge of financial assistance to hurricane-ravaged Caribbean territory Haiti from President David Jean Marie marked the ceremonial opening of the Caribbean Shipping Association’s (CSA) 46th Annual General Meeting, Conference & Exhibition at the Hyatt Regency Port of Spain, Trinidad on Monday, October 17, 2016. “There is a need for urgent humanitarian assistance to Haiti, … More CSA pledges USD10,000 for Hurricane-ravaged Haiti at opening of annual conference

What Causes Hurricanes?

Every year, coastal regions brace themselves for violent windstorms known as hurricanes. But how do these storms form and grow? The oversimplified answer: Warm ocean water plus the Earth’s eastward rotation.  “They’re heat engines,” said meteorologist Jeff Masters of the website Weather Underground in a previous interview. “They take heat from the oceans and convert … More What Causes Hurricanes?

Hurricane Matthew just became a Category-5 storm

At least one person has died since Hurricane Matthew began and became a Category 5 Storm late Friday as it passed through the Caribbean Sea and is expected to reach Jamaica as early as Monday, the Associated Press Reported. According to The U.S. National Hurricane Center, Matthew is now the most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic … More Hurricane Matthew just became a Category-5 storm

Tropical Storm Bonnie the second storm of Atlantic Hurricane Season

FLORIDA, United States, Sunday May 29, 2016 – Tropical Storm Bonnie became the second named tropical system of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season yesterday evening, posing no threat to the Caribbean. But hours later, it weakened to a depression. The tropical depression made landfall in the southeastern US state of South Carolina, with maximum sustained … More Tropical Storm Bonnie the second storm of Atlantic Hurricane Season

NC man gets 3+ years in prison for making false distress calls to US Coast Guard

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCN) — An NC man was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday for making false distress calls to the US Coast Guard. Charles Robert Dowd, age 27, of Beaufort, was sentenced to more than 3 years of prison and 3 years supervised release and was ordered to pay $18,994 in restitution, said … More NC man gets 3+ years in prison for making false distress calls to US Coast Guard