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Bruce Buls Buls Eye - Port of Seattle, ferries get new leaders RSS


Two top maritime jobs in Washington state go to landlubbers. See Archives »

Capt. Alan Bernstein Captain’s Table - Has the Coast Guard gone international? RSS


I am increasingly concerned with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). It’s not about the group’s regulation of international vessels but with the potential impact that emerging IMO rules... See Archives »

Dale DuPont Current Affairs - Not enough workers RSS


Last week, there was yet another confirmation of one of the maritime industry’s biggest challenges – too few skilled employees to go around. See Archives »

Leslie Taylor Dock Talk - Sleuths explore shipwreck 'graveyard' RSS


In the waters near the Golden Gate Bridge, a pair of maritime detectives is searching for sunken treasure — historic shipwrecks that can give unique insights into America's maritime history. See Archives »

Dr. William J. Pike Energy Level - Government-speak and Gulf OSVs RSS


What exactly is the Coast Guard interim OSV size rule supposed to accomplish? See Archives »

Barry Parker Finance Talk - What’s next for shipping assets? RSS


Theories on optimal ownership structures for capital assets are like the shipping markets — they go in cycles. Since workboats are often ancillary to some larger business mission, I am always... See Archives »

Gene McKeever Insurance Watch - Insurance is not a 'thing' RSS


Marine insurance is not a thing. It is a process of solving problems regarding risks and it requires experience and attention to detail. See Archives »

Capt. Max Hardberger International Waters - Hardcore heroes and WorkBoat writers RSS


An episode of the “Hardcore Heroes” series on AHC will profile me. Of course, the “heroes” part, when applied to me, is rank puffery. See Archives »

John K. Fulweiler Legal Talk - Do you have to turn over the incident report? RSS


Let me share a few thoughts on accident and investigative reports that will help prime the pump for your next sit down with admiralty counsel. See Archives »

Joel Milton On the Water - Garbage in, garbage out. RSS


Garbage in, garbage out is one of life’s inescapable truths that pertain to almost any activity that humans engage in. As the proverb goes, if you provide wrong data or bad instructions to people or... See Archives »

Kathy Bergren Smith On the Waterfront - Railroad woes in Port of Baltimore RSS


Last week CSX pulled the plug on an intermodal yard that has been one of the centerpieces of the port's container expansion program. See Archives »

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


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 - Don't get hosed RSS


Wait too long to replace a hose and you have a geyser of water, fuel, oil or sewage. See Archives »

Sound Off Sound Off - Remembering the heroes of the 9/11 boatlift RSS


As we will never forget the bravery of our first responders, we should also never forget the maritime men and women who helped bring more than 500,000 people to safety in what became the largest sea... See Archives »

Kim Carver Sound Waves - Life on a small Alaskan cruise ship RSS


Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a licensed deckhand aboard a small cruise ship? See Archives »

Ken Hocke The Hocke Net - Leadership Development Program delivers RSS


Program designed to move maritime managers up the corporate ladder gets off to fast start. See Archives »

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


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

Pamela Glass Washington Watch - It's not too late to plan that summer vacation RSS


If you are the type that just can't get away from the water and things that float on it, I have a few vacation destination ideas for you.  See Archives »

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


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 - Will Mexico see more U.S. OSVs? RSS


If Mexico's new oil reforms work, U.S. OSV operators will receive a nice boost and relocate more vessels to the region. See Archives »

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