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Weak oil prices led to Harvey Gulf's purchase of Gulf Coast Shipyard Group.Continued »
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords took part in the christening of the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) at Austal USA in Mobile, Ala., June 14. This is the third littoral combat ship (LCS) in Austal’s 10-ship, $3.5 billion block-buy contract.
The Independence-variant littoral combat ship is a 127-meter (419') aluminum trimaran, capable of being outfitted with reconfigurable payloads (mission packages) which can be changed to support mine countermeasure, anti-submarine and surface warfare missions. The LCS is only the 16th U.S. naval ship to be named for a woman and the 13th since 1850 to be named for a living person.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its investigation report of the 2014 sinking of the tank barge Nash last week.Continued »
The crew of Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, N.J., conducted offshore surf and heavy weather training in March 2013, as 10- to 16-foot ocean swells and surf up to 15 feet were recorded off Long Beach Island, N.J. The unit's crew members, including Surfmen, who are the Coast Guard's most highly trained boat handlers, took advantage of the heavy weather to maintain readiness and the skills required to respond to maritime emergencies. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Seebald. Video by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen and Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham | U.S. Coast Guard District 5 PADET Atlantic City | Date: 03.07.2013
The Senate introduced Coast Guard reauthorization legislation on Thursday.
A late summer Arctic voyage by the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy will carry a crew of 150.Continued »
Houston-based Hercules Offshore Inc. announced that it will file for bankruptcy.Continued »
An American River Transportation Co. (ARTCO) barge tow passes through Lock & Dam 5 located at Mississippi River mile 738.1, 10 miles northwest of Winona, Minn.Continued »