Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
It was announced on 10 September that the US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” is scheduled to arrive in Portsmouth, Virginia, on 17 September.
Eagle will be moored at High Street Landing from 17 to 20 September and will be open for free public tours on published dates and times.
At 295 feet loa, Eagle is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in United States government service.
Eagle has served as a classroom at sea to future Coast Guard officers since 1946, offering an at-sea leadership and professional development experience as part of the US Coast Guard Academy curriculum.
In the summer of 2021 Coast Guard Academy Cadets completed a transatlantic voyage with port calls in Azores, Iceland, and Bermuda.
Eagle is a three-masted barque with more than 22,300 square feet of sail and six miles of rigging. The cutter was constructed in 1936 by the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg. Originally commissioned as the Horst Wessel by the German navy, Eagle was a war reparation for the United States following the Second World War.
For more information about USCGC Eagle, including port cities, tour schedules, and current events, readers are invited to follow the "United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE" Facebook page or on Instagram @barqueeagle.
Photograph kindly provided by the USCG Fifth District Public Affairs.
The International Harbour Masters’ Association (IHMA) reports that Commodore Barry Goldman will be stepping down later this year from the role of IHMA representative to the IALA VTS Committee.
In late-September IHMA’s governing body, the Executive Committee (ExCo) appointed Captain Michael Trent, an Associate Member of IHMA since 2019, as Commodore Goldman’s successor on the IALA VTS Committee. At the same time ExCo recorded its thanks to him for his excellent work on behalf of IHMA.
Commodore Goldman will step down at the end of the year following the IMO Assembly in December when it is expected a new draft IMO VTS Resolution will be adopted.
This webinar will feature nine technical presentations, ranging from the design and planning of port and coastal infrastructure to sustainability and climate change in waterborne transport.
PIANC (www.pianc.org ) advises that for this opportunity, enthusiastic Young Professionals of five continents covering the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region and Europe-Africa are lined up to cater for your interest and to achieve wide knowledge sharing.
Beyond that, the global event strives to gather everyone who is related to the waterborne transport industry prior to the return of signature in-person events at PIANC next year.
On behalf of YP PIANC, an invitation is extended to all, Members and Non-Members, with the encouragement to register for the event through the link here:
You can select to attend your preferred presentation or the full two-day event at no cost.