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Bruce Buls Buls Eye - Martinac goes dark RSS


7/22/2014

After 90 years of building commercial vessels, one of Puget Sound's premier shipyards calls it quits. See Archives »

Capt. Alan Bernstein Captain’s Table - Coast Guard inspectors need to be more consistent RSS


5/27/2014

Historically, U.S. flag passenger vessel operators and Coast Guard inspectors have benefited from each other’s experience and provided important checks and balances that underscore safety.While... See Archives »

Dale DuPont Current Affairs - Floating on air RSS


6/24/2014

Air bellow systems that cut vibrations on a floating deckhouse are among the creature comforts inland operators are adding to towboats. See Archives »

Leslie Taylor Dock Talk - Costa Concordia floats again RSS


7/15/2014

It's been two-and-a-half years since the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground near the island of Giglio off the coast of Italy. But this week, after $1 billion in salvage costs, the vessel has... See Archives »

Dr. William J. Pike Energy Level - Lease sale reaffirms interest in Gulf RSS


3/20/2014

Despite increasing production and the possible export of oil and gas from shales, interest in the development of the Gulf of Mexico remains high. See Archives »

Barry Parker Finance Talk - Tugs in New York harbor RSS


6/13/2014

Demand is strong for tugs in New York's thriving waterfront. See Archives »

Gene McKeever Insurance Watch - Claims process 101 RSS


7/10/2014

You've struck an unknown object out at sea. You made it safely back to port, but what happens next? See Archives »

Capt. Max Hardberger International Waters - Criminal liability for onboard negligence RSS


6/16/2014

A basic tenet of our justice system is that non-intentional negligence should be a civil matter. See Archives »

John K. Fulweiler Legal Talk - How long does a party have to seek a remedy? RSS


7/1/2014

If a maritime worker sustains a latent injury that isn’t discovered until long after the incident that caused the injury, admiralty courts have applied the so-called “discovery rule.” See Archives »

Joel Milton On the Water - The right tool for the job RSS


5/29/2014

If the right tools are on hand when needed then deck crews can easily take apart a towing shackle and do it with minimal risk of injury. See Archives »

Kathy Bergren Smith On the Waterfront - Talk about a slow tow RSS


7/17/2014

Tug crews spent all of June moving the first six sections of the new Midtown Tunnel for Norfolk, Va., down the Chesapeake at 1-3 knots. See Archives »

Kevin Gilheany Regulatory Roundup - It’s now March for towing vessel final rule RSS


7/21/2014

The towing vessel inspection final rule has been put off until March, but the new delay buys time for companies to prepare. See Archives »

Capt. Peter Squicciarini Safety Zone - Voyage from hell RSS


7/21/2014

A towboat ride that was a true horror story for one crewman. See Archives »

Sound Off Sound Off - Military to Maritime: Connecting veterans to opportunity RSS


6/11/2014

When those who served our nation return home, we owe them a fair shake along with our gratitude. See Archives »

Kim Carver Sound Waves - An Alaska adventure begins RSS


4/29/2014

This week I began work aboard the Wilderness Explorer, a 75-passenger cruise ship owned by Un-Cruise Adventures in Seattle. See Archives »

Ken Hocke The Hocke Net - Lease sale for the Atlantic? RSS


7/24/2014

It's time to explore the waters off the Atlantic Coast for oil and gas.  See Archives »

Sam Pfeifle The NorEaster - What snow? Christen that ferry RSS


2/18/2014

The snow did not stop the christening of the Blount-built ferry Wabanacki in Maine last week. See Archives »

Pamela Glass Washington Watch - An officer and a gentle island RSS


7/17/2014

A recent Coast Guard Academy graduate is in Mauritius to develop a “sustainable marine economic development model.” See Archives »

Melissa Wood Wood and Boats - Can you be pro-development but anti-tar sands? RSS


7/24/2014

The city council of South Portland, Maine, has voted to ban tar sands from the city. Despite overwhelming support for the ban, I believe most city residents understand the importance of a working... See Archives »

David Krapf WorkBoat Watch - Mariner training and cybersecurity RSS


7/24/2014

A new computer-based cybersecurity training tool for mariners has been developed. See Archives »

 
 
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