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Post-Deepwater Horizon is safer, witnesses tell Senate hearing

By Kirk Moore

Lessons learned from the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster have brought a more rigorous approach to safety across the offshore industry, and a growing relationship between the industry, academic scientists and government emergency managers, experts said at a U.S. Senate hearing Wednesday.

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Video: U.S., Canadian coast guards open lanes for commercial vessels

By WorkBoat Staff

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay and the crew of the Canadian coast guard ship Samuel Risley break ice in front of and around the tug Everlast with the barge Norman McLeod in the St. Clair River, Jan. 20, 2015.

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Coast Guard needs new boats, cutters, Zukunft tells lawmakers

By David Krapf, Editor in Chief

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul F. Zukunft told the Senate on Tuesday that the main budget priority in 2016 is to invest in the 21st century Coast Guard.

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Panama Canal expansion sees installation of final gate

By WorkBoat Staff

The Panama Canal Authority reached a key milestone in its expansion program on Tuesday with the installation of the 16th and final gate for the new locks on the Pacific side of the Canal.

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Bipartisan Coast Guard authorization legislation introduced

By WorkBoat Staff

Coast Guard authorization bill was introduced in the House of Representatives last week.

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Moran Iron completes two barges for Durocher Marine

By WorkBoat Staff

Moran Iron Works (MIW) launched two oceangoing deck barges last week for Durocher Marine

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Three WorkBoat Questions for Wes Bordelon, Lisa Plunkett and Jason Bozic

By Ken Hocke

Senior Editor Ken Hocke recently talked with Wes Bordelon, Lisa Plunkett, and Jason Bozi at the christening of the Stingray 260-class DP-2 ultralight intervention vessel Shelia Bordelon.

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Grounded bulk carrier freed in St. Mary’s River

By Kirk Moore

The ice may be gone, but Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie was busy with new problems when a bulk carrier loaded with stone from a Canadian quarry ran hard aground in Michigan’s St. Mary’s River on Wednesday.

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Gibbs & Cox names Keith Harper VP of its design group

By WorkBoat Staff

Gibbs & Cox Inc., a leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm, has announced the appointment of Keith Harper as Vice President and Group Manager of the Gibbs & Cox Design Group.

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It’s cycle time again

By David Krapf, Editor in Chief

It’s cycle time again

A year ago, our Houston-based energy correspondent Bill Pike was sounding a word of caution in our annual offshore energy report.

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