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Video: Icebreaking in the Hudson River

By WorkBoat

The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Sturgeon Bay, who are responsible for icebreaking in New York's Hudson River, say they have never seen a winter like this one.

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Senate committee approves vessel discharge reform legislation

By WorkBoat

The bipartisan effort to establish a uniform national framework for the regulation of vessel discharges took another step forward as the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act with strong bipartisan support.  

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Coast Guard monitoring vessel response plan violations

By WorkBoat

Coast Guard Captain of the Port Southeast Alaska is monitoring ongoing instances where tank vessels and non-tank vessels have been transiting within the boundaries of the Southeast Alaska COTP Zone without the required vessel response plan and/or geographic specific appendix.

 

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Coast Guard seeks comment on vessel documentation renewal fees

By WorkBoat
The Coast Guard is seeking public comment on whether to increase the period of validity for renewing endorsements on Certificates of Documentation.
 

More ferries for New York City

By Kirk Moore

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants an array of new ferry routes linking Manhattan to other boroughs, to serve growing populations in redeveloping neighborhoods, and ease notoriously long and painful commutes for workers.

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VT Halter launches ATB tug for Bouchard

By WorkBoat

VT Halter Marine launched the tug Kim M. Bouchard, the first of two ATB tugs that are part of a major expansion program for Bouchard Transportation.

 

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Kvichak merges with Vigor

By Bruce Buls

Kvichak Marine Industries, Seattle, one of the most successful aluminum boatbuilders in the U.S., today announced that it is merging with Vigor Industrial, the shipyard company based in Portland, Ore.

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Coast Guard revokes Willamette Queen’s certificate of inspection

By Leslie Taylor

The Coast Guard revoked the certificate of inspection of the passenger vessel Willamette Queen Monday after the vessel’s owners failed to conduct a required out-of-water hull examination.

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Tug owner given eight month prison sentence after death of crewman

By WorkBoat

A tug owner was given an eight-month custodial sentence after his crewmember died trying to reattach a tow line in a violent storm.

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August lease sale to offer all available acreage in the Western Gulf of Mexico

By Leslie Taylor

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Ross Hopper yesterdy announced the bureau will offer more than 21 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in a lease sale that will include all available unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area.

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