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Coast Guard boat crew helps sinking sailors near Anapolis, Md.

By WorkBoat Staff

Coast Guard responded to a sailboat taking on water June 30, 2015, at the mouth of the South River off Annapolis, Maryland. The video was shot through the Coxswain's point of view. (Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Vardakis)

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Cross harbor barge movements in N.Y.?

By Kirk Moore

New York looks to Brooklyn cargo revival.

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Captains are not supervisors, NLRB says

By Dale K. Dupont

Union wins when NLRB upholds regional director's decision.

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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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