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Video: Commandant's 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address

By WorkBoat

This week Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivered his first State of the Coast Guard Address and outlined how the U.S. Coast Guard will meet the challenges of today while preparing for complexities that remain ahead. U.S. Coast Guard video by Telfair H. Brown, Sr.

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Viking Cruises selects New Orleans as North American homeport

By WorkBoat

On Tuesday, New Orleans was selected the homeport for Viking River Cruises’ first North American river cruise itineraries.

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Conrad to build LNG bunker barge

By WorkBoat

GTT North America has received an order for the first dedicated LNG bunker barge for the marine market in North America. The LNG barge will be built by Conrad Orange Shipyard, Inc., a division of Conrad Shipyard, LLC. at its facility in Orange, Texas.

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Gladding-Hearn awarded fast ferry contract

By WorkBoat

Hy-Line Cruises has ordered a 493-passenger, high-speed catamaran from Gladding-Hearn.

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Keep Low

By Bruce Buls

Keep Low

Fighting fires in Seattle’s 

Fire Dragon vessel mock-up.

In most ways, all fires are the same, whether they happen on land or at sea. You’ve got your fuel, your oxygen, your heat, and you’ve got your chemical chain reaction that keeps the fire going. It’s the classic fire triangle, sometimes viewed three dimensionally as a fire tetrahedron.

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Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam to reopen temporarily

By Dale K. Dupont

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will reopen the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in Minneapolis briefly this spring to accommodate businesses hit hardest by the lock’s permanent closure expected in June.

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Engine Upgrades

By Michael Crowley, Correspondent

Engine Upgrades

More Tier 3 and Tier 4 diesel engines 

are becoming available.

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BSEE, BOEM propose regulations for Alaska offshore exploratory drilling

By WorkBoat

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today released proposed regulations to ensure that future exploratory drilling activities on the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) are done safely and responsibly, subject to strong and proven operational standards.

 

Man charged with making fraudulent Deepwater Horizon claim

By WorkBoat
A North Carolina resident was arrested today for allegedly making a fraudulent claim on the fund set up to compensate victims of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. Continued »

Coast Guard issues safety alert for OSV DP system failures

By WorkBoat

The Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) have issued a joint safety alert  that addresses a dynamic positioning (DP) incident involving an offshore supply vessel (OSV) which resulted in a loss of position while conducting a critical Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity.

 

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