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Sole US Icebreaker Changes Command

US icebreaker

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) has held a modified change-of-command ceremony at the Mare Island Dry Dock. Capt. William Woityra relieved Capt. Gregory Stanclik as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star during a scaled-back ceremony designed to support COVID-19 physical distancing practices, which was presided over by the Pacific Area Commander Vice Adm.

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MARACOOS Requests Letters of Interest Related to US IOOS

MARACOOS is inviting letters of interest (LOIs) describing operations and engagement projects for inclusion in the proposal for the next five-year cooperative agreement (June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2026) with the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). MARACOOS will develop a proposal to sustain critical observing, modeling, product development and engagement, while also seeking opportunities to expand its project

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SOCP US Mariner Crew Change Facilitation Guidance COVID-19

US Mariner Crew Change Facilitation Guidance for COVID-19

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) has announced the development and release of the U.S. Mariner Crew Change Facilitation Guidance for COVID-19 (Revision 1.0). The SOCP Safety and Health Working Group, led by Captain Cole Cosgrove, Working Group Chair, spearheaded this effort at the request of industryto help operators manage crew changes as safely as possible. SOCP membership, association friends,

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$19.6 Million Available in Grants for US Small Shipyards


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the availability of $19.6 million in federal funding to support capital improvements and employee training at small U.S. shipyards.  The Small Shipyard Grant Program helps modernize eligible shipyard operations by improving efficiency and fostering quality ship construction, repair and reconfiguration. The private American shipyards that build and repair America’s military and

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