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Oil prices influenced Gulf Coast Shipyard sale

By David Krapf

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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Coast Guard icebreaker to carry international research project

By Kirk Moore

A late summer Arctic voyage by the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy will carry a crew of 150.

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Shell Arctic well containment system tested

By David Krapf

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) oversaw the testing of Shell’s proposed Arctic-ready capping stack system in Puget Sound recently.

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Photo courtesy of Hercules Offshore

Hercules Offshore to file for bankruptcy

By Kirk Moore

Houston-based Hercules Offshore Inc. announced that it will file for bankruptcy.

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Barge tow locks through Lock & Dam 5

By WorkBoat Staff

An American River Transportation Co. (ARTCO) barge tow passes through Lock & Dam 5 located at Mississippi River mile 738.1, 10 miles northwest of Winona, Minn.

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