u.s. coast guard http://wrvo.org en Disabled ship freed; shipping resumes on St. Lawrence Seaway http://wrvo.org/post/disabled-ship-freed-shipping-resumes-st-lawrence-seaway <p>The St. Lawrence Seaway is back open to commercial shipping traffic after a section of it was closed for two days because of a disabled vessel.</p><p>The 656-foot Federal Kivalina&nbsp;had been blocking traffic through the 'American Narrows' section of the waterway since Tuesday afternoon, when it ran aground near Collins Landing, New York.</p><p><a href="http://wrvo.org/post/17-ships-now-traffic-jam-st-lawrence-seaway" target="_blank">Seventeen ships were stalled</a> while the Kivalina sat disabled, according to the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 01:59:38 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56564 at http://wrvo.org Disabled ship freed; shipping resumes on St. Lawrence Seaway 17 ships now in traffic jam on St. Lawrence Seaway http://wrvo.org/post/17-ships-now-traffic-jam-st-lawrence-seaway <p>There are now 17 shipping freighters in a traffic jam on the St. Lawrence Seaway because a disabled vessel has been blocking their path since Tuesday afternoon.</p><p>The freighter Federal Kivalina has been stuck in the American Narrows section of the seaway, near Collins Landing, N.Y., <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/traffic-st-lawrence-seaway-blocked-disabled-freighter?nopop=1" target="_blank">since it lost steering and ran aground</a>. It's stuck about a third of a mile up river from the Thousand Islands Bridge.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:00:52 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56534 at http://wrvo.org 17 ships now in traffic jam on St. Lawrence Seaway Traffic on St. Lawrence Seaway blocked by disabled freighter http://wrvo.org/post/traffic-st-lawrence-seaway-blocked-disabled-freighter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A large freighter stuck in a narrow part of the St. Lawrence Seaway since yesterday afternoon is beginning to cause a backup of shipping traffic along the waterway.</span></p><p>The Federal Kivalina lost power yesterday afternoon in the "American Narrows" section of the seaway and ran aground a third of a mile north of the Thousand Islands Bridge, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The bridge, west of Alexandria Bay, carries Interstate 81 over the St. Lawrence River.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 21:24:45 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56471 at http://wrvo.org Traffic on St. Lawrence Seaway blocked by disabled freighter Military finds pieces of crashed drone; investigation continues http://wrvo.org/post/military-finds-pieces-crashed-drone-investigation-continues <p><strong>Updated, Thursday, 8:26 p.m.:</strong></p><p>The Air National Guard has found pieces of its unmanned drone that crashed into Lake Ontario earlier this week.</p><p>Recovery efforts continued on Thursday and debris was found along the shoreline, according to Maj. Sandy Stoquert, a public affairs officer for the 174th Attack Wing based in Syracuse.</p><p>The MQ-9 Reaper crashed into the eastern part of the lake Tuesday afternoon during a training flight that had taken off three hours earlier from Ft. Drum.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 01:26:59 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Ellen Abbott 47052 at http://wrvo.org Military finds pieces of crashed drone; investigation continues Proposed policy may allow fracking wastewater to be moved on waterways http://wrvo.org/post/proposed-policy-may-allow-fracking-wastewater-be-moved-waterways <p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:15:07 +0000 Kate O'Connell 46687 at http://wrvo.org Proposed policy may allow fracking wastewater to be moved on waterways Maffei observes training mission at Oswego Coast Guard Station http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-observes-training-mission-oswego-coast-guard-station <p>Rep. Dan Maffei observed a maritime exercise using unmanned aerial vehicles for civilian search and rescue in Oswego on Wednesday. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and the 174th Attack Wing of the Air National Guard participated in the training.<br><br>Maffei, D-Syracuse, says the UAVs, called MQ-9 Reapers, used in the training rescue missions could save more time, money and lives compared to the current search measures.<br> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:37:48 +0000 Gino Geruntino 42667 at http://wrvo.org Maffei observes training mission at Oswego Coast Guard Station