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Deepwater Horizon, five years later

By Kirk Moore

The five-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster brought memorials for the 11 men who died, new scientific findings and government proposals for better blowout prevention.

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Bowden talks football and business at WorkBoat repair show

By Kirk Moore

Coach Terry Bowden offered more than the usual analogies between football and business at the WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair Expo and Conference.

 

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Video: The towing of the Costa Concordia

By WorkBoat Staff

The Costa Concordia cruise ship that wrecked off Giglio Island, Italy, in 2012, was towed to Genoa, Italy, last summer. 

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Kvichak awarded contract for two 400-passenger ferries

By WorkBoat Staff

Kvichak Marine Industries was recently awarded a contract by the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) in San Francisco for the design and construction of two all-aluminum passenger-only ferries.

 

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Bollinger delivers 13th Coast Guard fast response cutter

By WorkBoat Staff

Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the Richard Dixon, the 13th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Coast Guard issues temporary safety zone around Arctic drilling-related vessels

By WorkBoat Staff

The Coast Guard has established temporary safety zones associated with Arctic drilling and support vessels in Puget Sound from April 15 through June 30.

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Costa Concordia salvage master at WorkBoat expo

By Kirk Moore

Salvage master Nick Sloane recalled his 30-month salvage of the Costa Concordia at the WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair Conference and Expo Wednesday.

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Worker recruitment, retention is big concern at WorkBoat repair show

By Kirk Moore

A new report by Louisiana business and vocational training experts says 3,000 more trained maritime professionals will be needed along the state's waterways in the next few years. 

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Video: Launch of Harley Marine ATB barge

By WorkBoat Staff

Time lapse of Emmert International working with Zidell Marine to ready its 422'3”x76’8”x27'10”, 7-million lb. ATB barge Dr. Robert Beall for launch last year.
The barge has a carrying capacity of 80,000 bbls. and is paired with a 4,070-hp twin-screw tug. The tug has an overall length of 116', a molded beam of 36' and a depth of 16'9".

 

 

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Engine emissions discussed at WorkBoat repair show

By Kirk Moore

With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s strictest Tier 4 pollution rules now in effect for marine diesel engines, new vessel builders are looking for the best affordable emission controls.

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