Maritime News
The links below will take you to the websites of popular journals for the
maritime industry.
U.S. Department of Labor - These are contact
numbers for Dept of Labor Offices that maintain
regional employment, unemployment, wage
information.

ALASKA - Juneau, AK - (907) 465-4518
ARIZONA - Phoenix, AZ - (602) 542-3871
ARKANSAS - Little Rock, AR - (501) 682-4500
CALIFORNIA - Sacramento, CA - (916) 262-2160
COLORADO - Denver, CO - (303) 318-8898
CONNECTICUT - Wethersfield, CT - (860) 263-6255
DELAWARE - Wilmington, DE - (302) 761-8052
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - (202) 671-1633
FLORIDA - Tallahassee, FL - (850) 488-1048
GUAM - Tamuning, GU - (671) 475-7062
HAWAII - Honolulu, HI - (808) 586-8996
IDAHO - Boise, ID - (800) 772-2553
ILLINOIS - Chicago, IL - (312) 793-2316
INDIANA - Indianapolis, IN - (317) 232-7460
IOWA - Des Moines, IA - (515) 281-0255
KANSAS - Topeka, KS - (785) 296-5058
KENTUCKY - Frankfort, KY - (502) 564-7976
LOUISIANA - Baton Rouge, LA - (225) 342-3141
MAINE - Augusta, ME - (207) 287-2271
MARYLAND - Baltimore, MD - (410) 767-2250
MASSACHUSETTS - Boston, MA - (617) 626-6556
MICHIGAN - Detroit, MI - (313) 456-3090
MINNESOTA - St. Paul, MN - (651) 282-2714
MISSISSIPPI - Jackson, MS - (601) 321-6261
MISSOURI - Jefferson City, MO - (573) 751-3609
U.S. Department of Labor - These are contact
numbers for Dept of Labor Offices that maintain
regional employment, unemployment, wage
information.

NEVADA - Carson City, NV - (775) 684-0387
NEW HAMPSHIRE - Concord, NH - (603) 228-4123
NEW JERSEY - Trenton, NJ 08625 - 609 292-0099
NEW MEXICO - Albuquerque, NM - (505) 222-4683
NEW YORK - Albany, NY - (518) 457-6369
NORTH CAROLINA - Raleigh, NC - (919) 733-2936
NORTH DAKOTA - Bismarck, ND - (701) 328-2868
OHIO - Columbus, OH - (614) 752-9494
OKLAHOMA - Oklahoma City, OK - (405) 557-7265
OREGON - Salem, OR - (503) 947-1212
PENNSYLVANIA - Harrisburg, PA - (717) 787-3266
PUERTO RICO Hato Rey, PR - (787) 754-5340
RHODE ISLAND - Cranston, RI - (401) 462-8767
SOUTH CAROLINA - Columbia, SC (803)
737-2660SOUTH DAKOTA - Aberdeen, SD - (605)
626-2314
TENNESSEE - Nashville, TN - (615) 741-2284
TEXAS - Austin, TX -
UTAH - Salt Lake City, UT - (801) 526-9401
VERMONT - Montpelier, VT - (802) 828-4153
VIRGIN ISLANDS-Charlotte Aml, VI -340 776-3700
VIRGINIA - Richmond, VA - (804) 786-7496
WASHINGTON - Lacey, WA - (360) 438-4804
WEST VIRGINIA - Charleston, WV - (304) 558-2660
WISCONSIN - Madison, WI - (608) 267-2393
WYOMING - Casper, WY - (307) 473-3807
Maritime News
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Earlier Maritime News Items
What Happens to Ships When Their Careers Have Ended?
MARAD announced the sale of the U.S.S. Milwaukee for scrap. The Witchita
Class fleet oiler was built in 1969 at the Quincy, Massachusetts Yard of
General Dynamics. The ship had been part of the James River Reserve
Fleet, a repository for mothballed naval and government vessels. Bay
Bridge Enterprises of Chesapeake, Virgina paid $56,410 for the retired fleet
oiler. In addition to James River, MARAD stores retired vessels at
Beaumont, Texas and Suisan Bay, California. (source MARAD). The 659
foot vessel was powered by a steam plant that drove her at 20 knots with
twin screws. The selling of any ship for scrap requires extensive
preparation to ensure the removal of hazardous or toxic materials prior to
demolition. Asbestos containing materials are a concern in older machinery
spaces. Until its discontinuation, asbestos (
What is Asbestos?) was
traditionally used as an insulating material for steam piping and turbine
casings. Electrical equipment must be checked for the removal of PCBs
(
What are PCBs?), or polychlorinated byphenols, once commonly used as
a dielectric fluid. Sulfuric acid must be removed from banks of lead-acid
batteries . Fuel oil and lubricating oil must also be removed from double
bottoms, day tanks and other storage vessels.
Deck Question
What accident situation
is considered a
Serious Marine Incident?

a.
An injury to a crewmember that
renders that person unfit to continue
working on the vessel

b. Damage to property in excess of
$100,000

c. A discharge of 10,000 gallons or more
of oil into navigable water of the U.S.


d. All of the above     
The AOR-2 Class fleet oiler Milwaukee as she takes on fuel at Craney Island,
Virginia. The vessel has been sold for scrap. Read more below. US Navy Photo
Marine Log Marine Log comes
out monthly and offers high
quality coverage of issues that
affect maritime professionals
at sea and ashore. It features
articles about new vessels, key
personnel in the industry, and
classified sections with
resources for careers, marine
services and more.
Maritime Executive is a
monthly journal, available in
hard copy and on-line editions.
It covers industry profiles,
features about key personnel,
pollution legislation and
developments in licensing and
security issues affecting
operators, ship builders and
employees.