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Bruce Buls Buls Eye - Shell requests lease extensions in the Arctic RSS


In a letter from Shell to BSEE, Shell says it hasn’t been able to complete its exploratory Arctic drilling due to factors beyond its control.   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 - 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 - Are barges the new railcars? RSS


A new report from Kevin Sterling’s analyst team at BB&T Capital Markets, begins by rhetorically asking whether a “barge is becoming the new railcar” for movements of crude oil. See Archives »

Gene McKeever Insurance Watch - Finding a good marine surveyor RSS


What do you do when your insurance agent tells you that you need a new condition and value survey on your vessel for insurance purposes? 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 - Ebola: Liability under the admiralty law? RSS


Let's say a crewmember suffers a potential Ebola exposure while working and he's quarantined and thereafter found not to have the disease. Does a claim exist? See Archives »

Joel Milton On the Water - A look at night vision RSS


It usually takes at least 20 to 30 minutes for your eyes to adapt adequately to darkness and another 20 to 30 minutes before they are optimized. See Archives »

Kathy Bergren Smith On the Waterfront - A 'Bayworthy' tug RSS


The 49.5' x 19' x 7.5' Capt. Kenneth can operate in any part of the Chesapeake in most sea conditions. 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 - Be on the look out RSS


Some say the Lyubov Orlova sank, but it could now be the new Flying Dutchman. See Archives »

Sound Off Sound Off - The right maritime and GPS info at the right time RSS


By Lt. Hermie Mendoza If you use the Global Positioning System (GPS) for navigating or use Local Notices to Mariners to update your charts, then you might know of the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation... 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 - Eighteen holes of humiliation RSS


OMSA fun and teammates’ abilities take the sting out of a bad golfer’s game. 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 - Maritime bills in limbo RSS


Congress will get one more chance to pass maritime bills next month, but will they perform? 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 - Shipyard gets back to its survey vessel roots RSS


On Monday, I bopped over to Gulfport, Miss., about 90 minutes from New Orleans, for the commissioning of a new 82' survey vessel built by Geo Shipyard in New Iberia, La. See Archives »

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