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GPS backup bill introduced in House

By David Krapf

U.S. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Fairfield, Calif., the Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, has introduced the National Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Resilience and Security Act of 2015, H.R. 1678.

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Gladding-Hearn to build three vessels for Circle Line

By WorkBoat

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has started construction on the first of three new 600-passenger sightseeing vessels for Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises Inc. in New York.

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Conrad increases backlog to $180 million

By David Krapf

Conrad Industries Inc. announced its fourth quarter and 2014 results and that its backlog had risen over $27.

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STCW gap closing requirements

By WorkBoat

The Coast Guard's National Maritime Center (NMC) issued a notice on STCW gap closing requirements that became effective on March 24. The regulatory changes require additional training and/or assessments for certain Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) endorsements. 

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DOE receives application to export LNG from Florida ports

By Leslie Taylor
The Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it hasreceived an application late last year from American LNG Marketing LLC for authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) in ISO containers from the Port of Miami and other Florida ports.

Austal-built JHSV completes acceptance trials

By David Krapf

The Austal-built Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month.

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New York politicians, activists fight offshore LNG proposal

By Kirk Moore

After the proposed Liberty Natural Gas offshore LNG terminal received a promising draft environmental assessment, opponents have stepped up pressure on the governors of New York and New Jersey to veto the plan. 

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Video: Chevron's Jack/St. Malo towed offshore

By WorkBoat

In November 2013, Chevron's Jack/St. Malo floating production unit (FPU), the largest semisubmersible in the Gulf of Mexico, was towed from Ingleside, Texas, and moored 250 miles offshore in 7,000' of water.

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Video: Delta Queen leaves Chattanooga

By WorkBoat

The Delta Queen left Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sunday after five years. The Delta Queen will undergo a full renovation before it will resume cruising in 2016 as an overnight inland waterways passenger vessel.

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New ASD tug for Bisso Towboat

By David Krapf

Bisso Towboat has taken delivery of a new 4,480-hp ASD ship-assist tug from Main Iron Works, Houma, La.

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