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CORNING The Tehama County Sheriff's Underwater Dive Team located the body of a Willows boating accident victim Monday about 11 a.m. Khonsavan Thiedsouvan, 51, was lost Sunday afternoon when the small boat he ...
Portsmouth’s Raytheon unveils port security system
By Justin Sayles, Staff Writer
It looked like Sept. 11 with ships.
Four Syrian vessels were all headed to different parts of the United States with similar estimated docking times. Their arrival was unanticipated and they were all suspected of wanting to carry out some type of attack on America.
However, unlike the 9/11 terrorist attacks, officials in the threat simulation had the capabilities to put out alerts before it was too late.
The scenario was part of a demonstration last week of the Project Athena Maritime Domain Awareness System, a surveillance and reconnaissance system developed by defense system supplier Raytheon to, among other things, keep the nation’s ports safer after Sept. 11.
Developed at the company’s Naval Integration Center facility in Portsmouth for less than $10 million, the system integrates various sensors and data sources, giving it the capability to monitor ports and shorelines on an international basis.
Frank Di Giovanni bounced the idea around in his head for years before he pitched it for a group project in business school. His classmates rejected the idea. He quit the group and did a solo project. His professor told him, ``You have something here.''
Observer-Dispatch - AT ISSUE: Finish accident probe before enacting new regulations After 20 people died during a sightseeing cruise on Lake George this fall, the state is moving ahead on new regulations for the public boating industry. ... term regulatory changes for the next boating season. Gibson would not discuss ...
Maritime law practice no doubt attracts juicy briefs, mega-bucks and the concomitant affluence it cofers on practitioners in that field. Many outside that inner circle have come to perceive that area of legal expertise as a cult because of its close knit nature.
A legal change results in fewer inspections of excursion vessels. Iowa lake excursion boats such as the Queen on West Okoboji Lake aren't regularly inspected by a government agency to make sure they won't sink.
The New Zealand Herald - By Robin Bailey Just how prepared are our boaters to cope with an emergency? Not well enough, says Carol Forsyth, field officer with Coastguard Boating Education. ... of the people who go boating don't think through the possibility of ...
Daily Astorian - Boating fatalities drop to lowest level since 1960 Fewer people died from recreational boating accidents in 2004, the U.S. Coast Guard has announced.The latest statistics show that the number of boating fatalities dropped to 676 from 703 in 2003.
In the news: After 25 years of service, Coast Guard Academy Nurse Virginia "Ginny" Lewis, 67, of East Lyme retired in September from her second career at the academy, after 20 years in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Her service to the government totals more than 46 years.
A century-old tradition that defined the Christmas season for many Chicago families will be coming to Harbor Springs on November 30, when the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw makes it way into Little Traverse Bay’s harbor, bearing Christmas trees for disadvantaged and Michigan military families.