On Aug 30, 2016, at 5:50 p.m. Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector New York received a call from the master of the "Jersey City" after a collision between the ferry and 11 kayakers in two boats near Pier 79 in Manhattan. A boat was launched from the Station New York and arrived on scene to assist the New York Police Department, New York Fire Department and the Jersey City Fire Department officials with rescuing the kayakers from the water. All of them were safely transported to awaiting EMS crews for medical attention. Five kayakers were transported to the Bellevue Hospital and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital for additional medical attention. Two kayakers were listed in critical condition as a result of the collision. The arm of one of them was cut to the bone.
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The master of the "Miss Simona" suffered severe head pain and fainted in the night of Aug 29. 2016. The crew requested medical assistance 240 miles east of St. Augustine off Florida’s Atlantic coast. The 62-year old man was hoisted aboard an MH-60 helicopter at approximately 11 p.m. The man was transferred to EMS personnel at Orlando Executive Airport and transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center on Aug 30 at 1:20 a.m. The vessel resumed the voyage from Puerto Cabelle to Savannah.
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On Wednesday the 24th of August, the chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Norwegian Embassy, Ms Marianne Damhaug, attended the naming ceremony of two new ships: the Nordic Star, and Nordic Space.
The two vessels are owned by Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) founded and chaired by Norwegian businessman Herbjørn Hansson. The company was founded in 1995, with offices in Bermuda, Oslo and and Sandefjord, Norway. Hansson's involvement with Korean shipbuilding began in the 1980s, and 24 out of 30 tankers owned by NAT were built in South Korea. Mr Hansson was present at the naming ceremony, along with the ships' two sponsors, Ms Marianne Lie, and Ms Siv Helset.
The Oak Spirit proudly joins its sister vessel, the Creole Spirit into the Teekay's fleet, as the second M-type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI)-Type LNG carrier in the world. On August 1, 2016, the Oak Spirit was successfully delivered to Cheniere Energy.