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2012-02-08 16:20:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Lines, Inc. (OTCQB: HRZL) the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, today announced that one of its vessels enroute to Hawaii from the U.S. West Coast rescued three sailboat passengers, including a nine-year-old boy, adrift in stormy seas in the predawn hours of February 8, 2012. Captain James Kelleher and the crew of the 893-ft. Horizon Reliance containership were directed by the U.S. Coast Guard to...

2012-02-02 01:00:00

Top-tier Maritime Experts to Address Challenges in Global Maritime Risk and Sovereignty Management WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ridge Global, an international provider of security and risk management services, today announced the launch of Flag Bridge(TM), a new service focused on maritime risk and sovereignty management. The Flag Bridge( )team includes an elite cadre of former U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) admirals and distinguished maritime professionals,...

2011-12-30 16:00:00

A large audience of federal, state, county, municipal officials, active and retired military officers and vendors of IT and physical security products gathered in the grand ballroom of the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC, last month, to witness Government Security News announce the names of the winners in more than 45 separate homeland security categories, including B.I.G. Enterprises, which was named a winner in the Best Perimeter Protection Product category. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB)...

Obesity Leads To Fewer Passengers On U.S. Ferries
2011-12-25 07:34:02

The U.S. obesity epidemic has forced the Coast Guard to increase the estimated average weight of adult passengers, meaning that fewer passengers will be allowed onboard ferries and similar crafts at any given time, various media outlets reported last week. According to the Associated Press (AP), the new Coast Guard stability regulations that went into effect on December 1 increased the estimated weight of adult passengers from 160 pounds to 185 pounds. Those figures are based on...

2011-12-13 13:26:00

ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul C. Jensen, CEO of Halo Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), announced today the addition of Luke Ritter to its Board of Advisors. Mr. Ritter leads the Global Trade Security practice at Ridge Global, a firm founded by the Honorable Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania. The Global Trade Security practice provides strategic management consulting services to clients focused on...

2011-11-29 16:18:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate has approved legislation by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to give the National Guard its first seat on the nation's highest military council, the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The bill, which has 71 Senate cosponsors, was added by voice vote Monday night as an amendment to the annual Defense Authorization Bill. Leahy and Graham are the co-chairs of the Senate's 84-member National Guard Caucus....

2011-11-28 14:00:00

NGRAINâs innovative and market-leading solutions deliver proven, long term value Orlando, FL (PRWEB) November 28, 2011 NGRAIN®, the leading provider of interactive 3D simulation software and solutions for maintenance training and support, today announced the United States Coast Guard and United States Army have again chosen the companyâs industry-leading solutions to provide cost-effective and compelling 3D simulation-based maintenance training. The NGRAIN...

2011-10-27 01:00:00

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Stratos Government Services Inc. (SGSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, today announced it was awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on June 17, 2011 to provide USCG Large Cutter Connectivity. SGSI will provide the USCG with Ku-band satellite airtime, installation support, teleport equipment and service, Network Operations Center support and training....

2011-10-04 14:00:00

Goal is to move beyond traditional training to focus on changing user behavior Reston, VA (PRWEB) October 04, 2011 MAD Security, LLC (http://www.madsecinc.com), a leading provider of IT Security Training solutions to the U.S. Federal Government, announced today that it was awarded a $1.2M Four-Year BPA Contract with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) a division of the Department of Homeland Security to provide Cyber Security Training and Support services. Under this contract, MAD Security...

2011-09-14 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The San Diego Fleet Week Foundation's spectacular series of events launches this weekend, with many events open to the public. Some events are designed for adults, many are geared toward families, and best of all, many are FREE. Nothing starts the weekend off quite like a great party, so don't miss Fleet Week's Operation Liberty Call: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16 at Dick's Last Resort in downtown San Diego. It's a...