Daily Archives: November 12, 2023

How the US coast guard made an unsinkable boat

Introducing the remarkable 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (47 MLB), an unsinkable marvel exclusively operated by the United States Coast Guard. This vessel’s self-righting ability is a testament to naval engineering, with a low center of gravity, high buoyancy, and watertight integrity that defy the odds of capsizing. The dedicated surfmen, after six years of rigorous training, navigate treacherous waves with precision, employing techniques to outrun, dodge, and absorb wave energy, ensuring safety during rescue missions. Despite the challenges of time, efforts are underway to extend the operational lifespan of these unsinkable heroes, a symbol of resilience and unwavering dedication to maritime safety. Video, >>click to read<< 16:47

Murphy Tagged $1 Billion of Ratepayer Subsidies to Bailout Failed Foreign Wind Energy Corporation

Senator Michael Testa recently addressed the withdrawal of Ørsted, a Danish wind energy company, from the Ocean Wind 1 & 2 offshore wind farm projects in New Jersey. Testa’s comments highlighted the complexities and controversies surrounding the state’s investment in green energy.  Testa criticized the allocation of state funds, including a $1 billion investment in Ørsted’s projects, as a burden on taxpayers and ratepayers. He described the investment as “a drop in the ocean,” underscoring his view that the funds were insufficient to achieve the intended goals. Additionally, Testa expressed concern about the establishment of a $5 million wind institute, which he perceives as a “propaganda arm” of the wind industry. >>click to read<< 14:50

Hull Gaul trawler sinking anniversary events get cash boost

Events marking the 50th anniversary of the sinking of a Hull trawler with the loss of 36 men have received funding from the city council. The Gaul went down after being caught in heavy seas in the Barents Sea off Norway on 8 February 1974. Four days of commemorations are planned for 2024, including a new mural, a dedicated Hull City football match and an education programme for children. A civic event at Hull Minster and walking tours are also planned Andrews and Docklands ward has been granted £5,000 to fund the events. >>click to read<< 11:28

Save US shrimping industry. Buy domestic wild-caught shrimp.

For decades, South Carolina’s shrimpers have faced challenges, but the imported shrimp crisis has reached a critical juncture. The influx of foreign shrimp, often at artificially low prices, is decimating our domestic shrimping industry, putting the livelihoods of thousands of South Carolina families at risk. The situation has changed dramatically in recent years. The rising tide of imported shrimp far outpaces shrimp consumption in the United States because of subsidized foreign production and lax trade enforcement. American shrimpers aren’t competing on a level playing field. We face an inflection point. If we do not take decisive action, the domestic shrimping industry will collapse, with devastating consequences for our coastal communities and the heritage of shrimping in South Carolina. >>click to read<< 09:06

In Texas, Vietnamese American Shrimpers Must Forge a New Path Again

The sun was still rising when Vinh Nguyen hauled in his first catch of the day. For the next half-hour, he worked methodically, using his bare fingers to sort the slippery crustaceans from Matagorda Bay. The famed Texas brown shrimp went in one bucket. The Texas white shrimp in another. Seagulls and pelicans hovered around him in the cool, sticky air, while dolphins swam alongside the boat. All were eager for the discarded fish — free breakfast. By noon, Mr. Nguyen caught enough shrimp to take home about $600, a decent profit these days, but still less than in years past when $1,000 marked a good day. “Not much,” he frowned, as he stood on the slick deck assessing the ice chests that were now filled with shrimp. Photos, >>click to read<<07:35