USNS BOWDITCH

Type Date of Build FlagValue RegisterValue Port of Regestry
Special Purpose Vessel Jul 19 1996 12:00AM United States of America CG048043
IMO Number Official Number Call Sign
9075216 NWSW
Legnth Breadth Gross tonnage Net tonnage Deadweight tonnage
100.279 17.678 4907 1278 0

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First YM Efficiency Containers Retrieved

First YM Efficiency Containers Retrieved

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Work is underway to retrieve dozens of containers lost from a containership offshore Australia, with the first boxes raised to the surface this week. The first container was recovered from the seafloor on Monday using a hydraulic crane and rigging, remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) and a specially manufactured steel basket, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said. Another two boxes were lifted in the days following.The recovered containers are among more than 80 lost from containership YM Efficiency in the Tasman Sea, about 30 kilometers off Australia's east coast, in 2018. To date, 62 containers have been located on the seafloor while another 14 are still missing.
Australian Police Take 'Black Box' off Cruise Ship in COVID-19 Homicide Probe

Australian Police Take 'Black Box' off Cruise Ship in COVID-19 Homicide Probe

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Australian police said on Thursday they have taken the “black box” of a cruise ship which disembarked hundreds of passengers infected with the coronavirus in Sydney, as part of a homicide investigation into the country’s deadliest infection source.The investigation got underway as the Australian authorities said the rate of new coronavirus infections hit its lowest number in three weeks and began arranging more flights to bring home citizens stranded abroad.The Ruby Princess cruise ship, owned by Carnival Corp, has become a flashpoint of public anger in Australia after authorities granted the ship permission to disembark its 2,700 passengerslast month without health checks.
OPEC+ Considers Oil Cuts Above 12 Mln BPD

OPEC+ Considers Oil Cuts Above 12 Mln BPD

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OPEC, Russia and other allied producers, a grouping known as OPEC+, are considering cutting their oil output by more than 12 million barrels per day (bpd) and want other producers to contribute cuts of 5 million bpd, an OPEC+ source said on Thursday.(Reporting by OPEC team; Editing by Edmund Blair)
Adm. James Steele Gracey, 17th USCG Commandant, Passes Away

Adm. James Steele Gracey, 17th USCG Commandant, Passes Away

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Admiral James Steele Gracey, USCG (retired), 17th Commandant of the Coast Guard, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Falls Church, Va., at the age of 92.Born in Newton, Mass. in 1927, Adm. Gracey graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1949. Adm. Gracey was a 1956 graduate of the Harvard Graduate School where he earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration.His career included diverse tours both ashore and afloat, including Commanding Officer, LORAN Station Ocean Cape, Yakutat, Alaska; Commanding Officer, CGC Mariposa; assistant project officer for the conversion of Governors Island in New York City from an Army post into a Coast Guard Base; Executive Officer
Philly Shipyard Wins Contract to Build US Training Ships

Philly Shipyard Wins Contract to Build US Training Ships

yesterday
Philly Shipyard has been awarded a contract to build up to five National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMV) that will enable at-sea training for America’s future mariners and support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in times of need.TOTE Services, selected in May 2019 by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) as the vessel construction manager for the NSMV program, placed an initial order with Philly Shipyard for the first two vessels for delivery in Spring and Winter 2023, with options for the next three vessels, MARAD and Philly Shipyard announced in seperate statements on Wednesday.