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Coast Guard monitoring vessel response plan violations

By Leslie Taylor

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 Leslie Taylor
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, a company of Vision Technologies Systems launched the articulated tug barge tug Kim M. Bouchard, the first of two ATB tugs under 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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Hornbeck Offshore lands Navy contracts worth $152 million

By WorkBoat

Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc. announced today that it has closed the previously announced sale of three 250EDF class OSVs, the HOS Arrowhead, the HOS Eagleview and the HOS Westwind, to the Navy.

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Index begins 2015 on a down note

By David Krapf

The WorkBoat Composite Index opened 2015 with a loss, dropping 1.5% in January. The 25-point drop was mostly attributed to operators, who lost just over 4%. For the month, losers topped winners by a ratio of about 4-1.

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