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  • Chinese ship 'arrested' in Portsmouth crane mishap

    02/25/2011 6:53:42 AM PST · by csvset · 8 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 25, 2011 | Robert McCabe
    The U.S. Marshals Service has "arrested" a Chinese ship after a crane aboard the vessel damaged a towering new container crane at APM Terminals in Portsmouth. The arrest came after the Virginia Port Authority and its operating affiliate sued the Chinese company that made and delivered two new cranes. The suit in Norfolk's federal court seeks $14.65 million in damages. The court then issued an arrest warrant for the ship. While still berthed at APM Terminals, it's now in federal custody. "From the time that it's under arrest, it belongs to the United States Marshals Service - until the courts...
  • Virginia Port Authority's drive for security

    03/09/2006 6:08:05 AM PST · by csvset · 2 replies · 223+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 9, 2006 | GREGORY RICHARDS
    PORTSMOUTH — Entering the Virginia Port Authority’s three marine cargo terminals soon will involve a technology similar to the Smart Tag toll collection system. Officials say the new system will better secure the port. E ven with such improvements, many in the maritime industry think the nation’s 360 seaports remain unnecessarily vulnerable to attack because a national transportation worker identification card still has not been developed by the federal government, despite four years of efforts .When the entry system debuts in about a month at Portsmouth Marine Terminal, truck drivers will proceed to an unmanned entry gate. There they will...