Boat, dog found in search for missing in Missouri

Searchers have found Adam Nixson’s boat, dog, and personal items. Nixson’s boat may have capsized.Nixon has not been located. Search has been hampered by flooding and rising water in the area. Family has opened a GoFundMe page at
https://www.gofundme.com/adamnixson

More information is available at http://www.kmbc.com/news/boat-dog-found-in-search-for-missing-pleasant-hill-hunter-in-vernon-county/37295020

Cruise Ship Strikes Seaway Lock Wall in NY, 17 Injured

Cruise ship to Toronto

The Coast Guard is responding to a 286-foot cruise ship that hit a wall in the Eisenhower Lock in the Saint Lawrence Seaway in Massena, New York, Thursday night.The vessel remains in the lock, where the water has been drained, while response crews remove injured passengers. There were 274 people, including passengers and crew, aboard at the time of the collision. At 9:45 p.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo received notification of the collision. A crew aboard a 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Alexandria Bay, New York, responded along with a marine inspector from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Massena.
The ship will remain in the lock with both doors closed until it can be moved to different location. The Saint Laurent is a cruise ship owned by International Shipping Partners.
http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2549282/

Ferry service resumes after car plunges off dock

A crash froze ferry runs for Friday night when a 60-year-old Belfair man died crashing through the Southworth Ferry Dock barricade, driving himself into the bay.The sheriffs office got calls just after 6 pm friday about the SUV at 32 mph. The drowning/crash victim was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma. Washington State Ferries say ferry service has resumed.

Ferry service resumes after car plunges off dock Komonews

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel


U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the appointment of 10 new members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). Established in 2010, MTSNAC is comprised of leaders from commercial transportation firms, trade associations, state and local public entities, labor organizations, academics, and environmental groups that advise the Secretary on policies to ensure that the U.S. Marine Transportation System is capable of responding to projected trade increases.

“The Obama Administration is committed to ensuring that America’s ports and waterways are capable of meeting the growing demands of moving freight in the 21st century,” said Secretary Foxx. “This advisory council will help guide us as we continue to invest in American transportation and in America’s future.”

Since 2009, this Administration has awarded over $420 million in TIGER funds to 33 ports and marine highway projects. These projects are large and small – inland and coastal, and handle 75 percent of America’s exports and imports. These investments have helped the maritime industry move these exports and imports by water, waterborne transport, and maritime industrial services, which play a vital role in our nation’s economy. MTSNAC policy recommendations have led to the expansion of the Marine Transportation System, the integration of Marine Highways in the surface transportation system and the improvement and streamlining of the Title XI ship financing process.

“This Council is an excellent example of a coordinated approach with the private sector,” Acting Maritime Administrator Paul N. Jaenichen said. “Their expertise and insight inform key decisions as we work to spark growth and ensure the greater efficiency of our Marine Transportation System.”

MTSNAC is comprised of 29 members from commercial transportation firms, trade associations, state and local entities, labor organizations, academics and environmental groups. Council members will serve 2-year terms, with no more than two consecutive term re­appointments, and approximately one-third of members’ terms of office shall expire every 2 years.

The Department strives to select dynamic individuals with in-depth knowledge of their respective industries or government sectors. Members are nominated through a full and open process published in the Federal Register.

The new members are:

Betty Sutton, Administrator, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), Washington, D.C.

William Cook, Director, Worldwide Logistics and Customs, Chrysler Group, LLC, Auburn Hills, Mich.

Wayne Darbeau, President and CEO, San Diego United Port District, San Diego, Calif.

Gary Lee Moore, Interim Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.

Captain Lynn Korwatch, Executive Director, Marine Exchange of the San Francisco Bay Region, San Francisco, Calif.

Charles Fabrikant, Executive Chairman, SEACOR Holdings, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Kevin Schoeben, Deputy Director, Office of Planning and Programming, Illinois Department of Transportation, Springfield, Ill.

William Friedman, President and CEO, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, Cleveland, Ohio

Gary Love, Vice President for Sales and Marketing at FAPS, Inc., Port Newark, N.J.

Richard Berkowitz, Director of Pacific Coast Operations, Transportation Institute, Seattle, Wash.