Latest United States Maritime Administration Stories

2012-08-21 15:43:36

NASA and the Transportation Department's Maritime Administration (MARAD) signed a memorandum of understanding Aug. 21 to transfer NASA's solid rocket booster recovery ship, M/V Liberty Star, to the National Defense Reserve Fleet for use as a training vessel at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. "Liberty Star served NASA well during the Space Shuttle Program," said Robert Lightfoot, acting associate administrator for NASA. "We know it will greatly benefit the Kings Point...

2011-03-15 00:00:29

Navy League of the United States to feature a Maritime Energy Pavilion at its 2011 Sea-Air-Space Exposition to feature technology advances in energy with maritime applications. Arlington, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 13, 2011 The Navy League of the United States will host a Maritime Energy Pavilion at its annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition scheduled for April 11-13, 2011 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. In addition to the Office of Naval Research, the...

2010-03-31 15:26:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal government announced today that it would remove the remaining 52 ships that currently sit in the Suisun Bay as part of an agreement with environmental groups that was filed in federal court in Sacramento, Calif., the Department of Justice and Department of Transportation announced today. The Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) has already begun removing obsolete ships from Suisun Bay for recycling...

2009-03-12 11:45:00

NEWARK, N.J., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- James E. Caponiti, Acting Deputy Maritime Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation, will deliver a keynote opening address at the 6th Annual North America's Marine Highways Conference, taking place April 1 and 2 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida. "Are We There Yet?" is the theme of the event, produced by The Journal of Commerce Conferences (www.joc.com/conferences). Caponiti's speech will begin at 9 a.m. on...

2009-01-12 18:44:00

DETROIT, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The cooperation and relationships among those in the commercial, cruise and government transportation community in the ongoing processes of security planning and crucial multi-level execution again will be the key focus as hundreds of delegates gather for the 2009 SecurePort 5th Annual Western Hemispheric Port Security Conference and Trade Exhibition (www.secureportamericas.com). It will also turn the spotlight on state-of- the-art technologies, and...

2006-06-26 17:54:19

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Maritime Administration (Marad) is seeking to designate one or more vessels as relief ships for rescue operations during disasters, said Dee Varshney, central region director of Marad, on Monday. Speaking on the sidelines of the API Tanker Conference 2006, Varshney said that Marad and the U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) should collaborate to make this idea materialize. This was suggested in the aftermath of the hurricane season in the U.S. Gulf...

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