CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2006 |
Los Angeles port officials said Monday that a ship collided with the Vincent Thomas Bridge over the weekend because an onboard crane was left extended -- not because the bridge was too low. They said they were more concerned about the potential for problems as truck traffic on the bridge increases.
September 21, 2001 |
Microsoft Corp. may ship half as many Xbox video game consoles as originally promised when the machine launches Nov. 8, according to a video game industry analyst. Microsoft, which has said it will deliver 600,000 to 800,000 Xbox consoles to stores by Nov. 8, refused to comment Thursday. But analyst John G. Taylor of Arcadia Investments in Portland, Ore., said his conclusions were derived from sources at "almost all" major retailers that expect to carry the $299 game machine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1989
The captain of the cargo ship ordered to relinquish command in Long Beach Harbor early Saturday after the first mate reported him drunk and steering erratically was found to be legally too drunk to captain a ship, according to urine- and blood-alcohol tests released Tuesday by the Coast Guard. Tests taken 5 1/2 hours after Alan Jones, 58, gave up command showed that he had a blood-alcohol level of .07% and a urine-alcohol level of .09%, officials said. The Coast Guard recognizes .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1989 |
Alan Jones, the 58-year-old captain ordered to give up command of a cargo ship after being reported drunk at the helm and steering erratically, was headed back to his native England Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard announced. The Coast Guard said Saturday that it was investigating Jones for possible charges of negligence and the nautical equivalent of drunk driving. Both charges carry a possible fine of $5,000 and a one-year prison sentence.
January 22, 1994 |
A ship carrying cargo from China to the Middle East was recently inspected and found to contain illegal chemicals used for making dangerous weapons, U.S. officials acknowledged Friday. The ship Asian Senator, which is of German origin, was examined at a Saudi Arabian port in a new demonstration of the intensified U.S. and international campaign to stop the spread of deadly weapons and chemicals.
June 4, 2001 |
In a major conciliatory gesture, South Korea said it will open a key waterway to North Korean commercial ships if they seek advance permission to pass through it. The decision came hours after Seoul allowed three North Korean cargo vessels to sail out of the narrow channel between South Korea's mainland and its southernmost island of Cheju after they had violated those territorial waters for more than eight hours. The channel has been open to all foreign ships except those from North Korea.
September 12, 2009 |
FedEx Corp. shares rose to an 11-month high after the second-largest U.S. package-shipping company said first-quarter profit topped its forecast. Earnings for the quarter that ended Aug. 31 will be 58 cents a share, the Memphis, Tenn., company said in posting preliminary results. FedEx had forecast 30 cents to 45 cents. The average of 15 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg was 45 cents. FedEx's announcement suggests shipping demand is starting to pick up, particularly for higher-priced international service.
December 26, 1988 |
Japan Line and Yamashita-Shinnihon Steamship, two of Japan's leading shipping groups, have agreed to merge. The agreement, due to be completed by June 1, is the largest merger deal between Japanese shipping companies since the government led a reorganization of the industry in 1964. The deal also comes against the background of a lingering slump in the shipping industry and renewed efforts by the government to promote restructuring.
June 19, 1988 |
Drought is causing America's great river highway, the mighty Mississippi, to run low on water. One of the driest spring seasons in a half-century is also dropping water levels dangerously low on other rivers, great and small, that depend on watersheds in the Midwest, Southeast and Northwest to keep them flowing.
January 23, 1995
W.D. Adams Co. in Costa Mesa has been making industrial containers since 1960. Manufacturers use the containers to store parts and safeguard them during shipment. The company's 15 employees make about 350 different kinds of boxes and containers. In recent years, the company has shifted its customer base from military and electronics companies to automobile manufacturers, which use the containers to store automobile parts and ship them from one plant to another, President Jim Burra said.