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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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TWIC delays continue

By WorkBoat
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued notices related to delays in processing TWIC applications. TSA is strongly encouraging mariners and others to submit TWIC applications at least 10 to 12 weeks before the card is required.
 

AEP reviewing options for its barge transportation unit

By David Krapf

American Electric Power today announced that it is considering alternatives for its barge transportation subsidiary, AEP River Operations.

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Towboat goes down on the Ohio River

By Ken Hocke

The Coast Guard’s Eighth District reported this morning that it had responded to the sinking of a towing vessel on the Ohio River near Golconda, Ill., at approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

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