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Video: Coast Guard medevacs master from bulk carrier off California

By WorkBoat Staff

A Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento HC-130 Hercules aircrew provides cover as an aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco medically evacuates the master from the motor vessel Midland Sky in the Pacific Ocean Wednesday, June 24, 2015. The master was safely hoisted and transferred to Kaiser Air at Oakland International Airport. U.S. Coast Guard video.

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DOE approves Sabine Pass project to export LNG

By WorkBoat Staff

The Energy Department announced Friday that it has issued a final authorization for Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC’s Expansion Project (Sabine Pass) to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States. 

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Towboat pilot sentenced to six months in federal prison

By WorkBoat Staff

The towboat pilot in charge of a petroleum barge tow that exploded in 2005, resulting in the death of a crewmember, was sentenced to six months in federal prison Friday.

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Austal hosts keel laying for new Littoral Combat Ship Manchester (LCS 14)

By WorkBoat Staff

Austal and the U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony yesterday for the USS Manchester (LCS 14), marking the first significant milestone in its construction. 

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Oil prices influenced Gulf Coast Shipyard sale

By Ken Hocke

Weak oil prices led to Harvey Gulf's purchase of Gulf Coast Shipyard Group.

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Video: LCS Gabrielle Giffords christened at Austal

By WorkBoat Staff

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords took part in the christening of the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) at Austal USA in Mobile, Ala., June 14. This is the third littoral combat ship (LCS) in Austal’s 10-ship, $3.5 billion block-buy contract.

The Independence-variant littoral combat ship is a 127-meter (419') aluminum trimaran, capable of being outfitted with reconfigurable payloads (mission packages) which can be changed to support mine countermeasure, anti-submarine and surface warfare missions. The LCS is only the 16th U.S. naval ship to be named for a woman and the 13th since 1850 to be named for a living person.

 

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Interior report says over $40 billion of national park assets at risk from climate change

By WorkBoat Staff

The Interior Department released a report Tuesday that says national park infrastructure and historic and cultural resources totalling more than $40 billion are at high risk of damage from sea-level rise caused by climate change. 

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NTSB releases report on West Coast tank barge sinking

By David Krapf, Editor in Chief

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its investigation report of the 2014 sinking of the tank barge Nash last week.

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Video: 47-foot Motor Lifeboat MLB - Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light Heavy Weather Training

By WorkBoat Staff

The crew of Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, N.J., conducted offshore surf and heavy weather training in March 2013, as 10- to 16-foot ocean swells and surf up to 15 feet were recorded off Long Beach Island, N.J. The unit's crew members, including Surfmen, who are the Coast Guard's most highly trained boat handlers, took advantage of the heavy weather to maintain readiness and the skills required to respond to maritime emergencies. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Seebald. Video by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen and Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham | U.S. Coast Guard District 5 PADET Atlantic City | Date: 03.07.2013

 

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Senate introduces Coast Guard reauthorization act

By David Krapf

The Senate introduced Coast Guard reauthorization legislation on Thursday.

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