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Bruce Buls Buls Eye - Seahawks, shipyards and love RSS


“There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done/Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung/Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game/It’s easy.”    See Archives »

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


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


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


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


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


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

Gene McKeever Insurance Watch - Ship happens RSS


Everyone has experienced on the water mishaps. Hopefully, when they happen, you have the insurance to cover it.  See Archives »

Capt. Max Hardberger International Waters - Vessel operators and foreign corrupt practices RSS


It can be easy to view corruption as just part of the cost of doing business. There is even a view that corruption is business friendly since it sometimes greases the wheels of obstructive... See Archives »

John K. Fulweiler Legal Talk - Ship owner not immune from its medical staff RSS


No doubt there's worried boardroom talk following the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal's decision declining to apply the Barbetta rule.  See Archives »

Joel Milton On the Water - Reference books make great gifts RSS


As we approach the holiday season, I’d like to suggest two reference titles that might make perfect presents for the professional mariner in your life. See Archives »

Kathy Bergren Smith On the Waterfront - 'Tis the season for maritime gifts RSS


Each year around this time I like to take a look around the web and go virtual Christmas shopping for gifts for and from mariners. See Archives »

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


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 - Mariners, be thankful RSS


U.S. mariners have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. See Archives »

Sound Off Sound Off - Celebrating oil, shrimping and fishing RSS


One of my challenges as publisher of WorkBoat and National Fisherman is reconciling for our audiences the sometimes competing interests of those who harvest fish and those who drill for oil and... See Archives »

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


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

Ken Hocke The Hocke Net - Dynamic positioning proposed rule RSS


The USCG has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning dynamic positioning activities on the Outer Continental Shelf. 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 - Reviving U.S.-Cuba trade, more than cigars RSS


President Obama's announcement that the United States will begin to open trade and diplomatic relations with Cuba is being received as as early Christmas present by the cruise, ferry, cargo vessel... 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 - Drillers are getting drilled RSS


Drilling issues are the worst performing stocks of 2014, but there is hope. See Archives »

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