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2014 Great Lakes collision a failure to communicate, NTSB says

By Kirk Moore

A sudden patch of thick Lake Michigan ice and a missed radio call contributed to a 2014 collision of the bulk carrier Mesabi Miner and the Coast Guard cutter Hollyhock.

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Video: The LNG containership Isla Bella launch at General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego

By WorkBoat Staff

On Saturday, General Dynamics NASSCO launched the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered containership, the Isla Bella, at a ceremony at the company’s shipyard in San Diego. 

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Eastern launches first of two MPSVs for Hornbeck

By WorkBoat Staff

Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc. launched the HOS WARLAND on March 6 for Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC. The HOS WARLAND is the first of two 302’x76’x26’ multipurpose service vessels.

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Titan and Svitzer to merge salvage operations

By WorkBoat Staff

Crowley Maritime and Svitzer Salvage have reached an agreement to merge their salvage divisions.

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Video: The sinking of the Deepwater Horizon

By WorkBoat Staff

Five years ago yesterday, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers. The ultradeepwater semisubmersible rig burned for approximately 18 hours and then sank.

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IMO head calls for coordinated efforts to protect migrants

By WorkBoat Staff

The secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) yesterday called for coordinated action to safeguard migrants, following the most recent incident involving large-scale loss of life in the Mediterranean.

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Eastern delivers 60th 90-foot towboat for Florida Marine

By WorkBoat Staff

Eastern Shipbuilding Group has delivered the Bill Seymour, the 60th 90’ inland towboat it has built for Florida Marine Transporters.

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Tidewater takes delivery of new 4,500-hp towboat

By WorkBoat Staff

Tidewater takes delivery of new towboat from Vigor.

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Obama nominates Coast Guard academy head to be deputy commandant

By WorkBoat Staff

President Barack Obama has nominated Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz to be deputy commandant for Mission Support after she completes her tour as superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy this summer.

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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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