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Bruce Buls Buls Eye - Fighting fire with fire RSS


1/22/2015

There’s nothing like training with the real thing.    See Archives »

Capt. Alan Bernstein Captain’s Table - Do Coast Guard transfers create an ‘experience vacuum’? RSS


10/30/2014

I feel that the Coast Guard should devise a system that would preserve knowledge and maintain continuity without undercutting the career advancement of its personnel. See Archives »

Dale DuPont Current Affairs - Coast Guard casualty reporting confusion RSS


9/30/2014

A Passenger Vessel Association’s (PVA) regional meeting last week touched on an issue that’s near to every operator’s aspirin supply: Coast Guard casualty reporting requirements, specifically --... See Archives »

Leslie Taylor Dock Talk - Breakaway barge likely to winter on ice RSS


10/30/2014

The owner of a barge drifting in the Beaufort Sea hasn't been able to find any nearby tugs to rescue the vessel so it is likely to become locked-in by sea ice. See Archives »

Dr. William J. Pike Energy Level - Realigning oil services’ big three RSS


11/18/2014

To say that Halliburton’s planned $35 billion deal to acquire oilfield services’ rival Baker Hughes is a result of lower oil prices is oversimplification. See Archives »

Barry Parker Finance Talk - Colder days bring increased distillate moves around New York RSS


12/2/2014

The colder days of November brought about a big surge in distillate moves along the East Coast. See Archives »

Gene McKeever Insurance Watch - Practice makes perfect RSS


1/15/2015

Fork truck training. Crane training. Driver training. Safe vessel practices. All of these can be had from your insurer for little or no cost.   See Archives »

Capt. Max Hardberger International Waters - Electronic surveillance and the mariner RSS


1/27/2015

Because the professional lives of mariners are so tightly controlled by the Coast Guard, they may be even more closely monitored than ordinary citizens.  See Archives »

John K. Fulweiler Legal Talk - Of hashish, customs and a ship captain RSS


1/15/2015

A U.S. captain used the legal system to wrest his vengeance on a Greek ship owner.   See Archives »

Joel Milton On the Water - How to avoid a collision RSS


1/20/2015

If you’re the give-way vessel and you wait to the point where you have to resolve a situation with anything even remotely approaching an abaft-your-own-beam course change, then you’ve waited way too... See Archives »

Kathy Bergren Smith On the Waterfront - Kulluk cover story is a good read RSS


1/6/2015

 With the benefit of two years hindsight and a comprehensive Coast Guard report published last April, writer McKenzie Funk pieces together a riveting tale of the grounding of the Shell oil rig... See Archives »

Kevin Gilheany Regulatory Roundup - Get ready for the Small Vessel General Permit RSS


11/18/2014

The moratorium for requiring permits for incidental discharges from commercial vessels less than 79 feet is set to expire on Dec. 18. See Archives »

Capt. Peter Squicciarini Safety Zone - Death from above RSS


1/20/2015

Your chances of getting hit and killed by a meteor are pretty slim, but you can get hit, killed or hurt by more earthly objects. See Archives »

Sound Off Sound Off - Military2Maritime program can be life changing RSS


1/27/2015

Helping our nation’s veterans transition to civilian careers remains a top priority for DOT and the transportation industry. See Archives »

Kim Carver Sound Waves - Capt. Aaron Singh, Waterfront Director, New York Harbor School RSS


10/16/2014

Kim Carver interviews Capt. Aaron Singh, waterfront director of the New York Harbor School. See Archives »

Ken Hocke The Hocke Net - BP's fine is a drop in the bucket RSS


1/27/2015

BP has plenty of money to pay fines stemming from the Deepwater Horizon accident. 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 - Remaking the Mayflower RSS


1/5/2015

A U.K. charity is building a replica of the Mayflower that will be launched in 2020 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the original ship's landing in America.   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 - Oil prices and the Jones Act RSS


1/20/2015

Oil prices and Jones Act attacks are both “cyclical.” See Archives »

 
 
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