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Obama blocks oil and gas leasing in Bristol Bay

12/18/2014

Yesterday, President Obama designated the waters of Bristol Bay as off limits to consideration for oil and gas leasing.   Continued »

 
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Swiftships to build two more fast suppliers for Rodi Marine

12/18/2014

Rodi Marine Service has signed a contract with Swiftships to build two additional 175' DP-2 Fast Supply Vessels (FSVs) in support of its continued expansion into the oil and gas industry. The two additional vessels will be an extension of the two-boat order made by Rodi Marine in 2013.   Continued »

 
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Barge fuel tax increase approved by Congress, heads to president for signature

12/18/2014

Come next April 1, barge operators will see a 9-cent increase in their diesel fuel taxes that is not an April Fool's joke.   Continued »

 
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Video: Vote for the 2014 Coast Guard Video of the Year

12/18/2014

Today the Coast Guard released the official trailer for 2014 Coast Guard Video of the Year contest.   Continued »

 

Coastie sentenced to six months confinement for sexual assault

12/18/2014

A Coast Guardsman was sentenced to six months confinement for sexual assault and other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice during a general court-martial aboard Coast Guard Base Alameda Friday.   Continued »

 

Diesel fuel prices continue to plummet

12/18/2014

For the week ending Dec. 15, average diesel fuel prices in the U.S. fell 12 cents from the previous week to $3.42 gal., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   Continued »

 
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Woods Hole awards $36 million ferry contract to Conrad

12/18/2014

Last week, the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority (SSA) awarded a $36.4 million contract for the construction of a new passenger/vehicle ferry, the Woods Hole, to Conrad Shipyard, Morgan City, La.   Continued »

 
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Video: Frank Patti rocks out after receiving Significant Boat award at WorkBoat

12/16/2014

Frank Patti Jr., president of Patti Marine Enterprises, rocked out on the drums at the Karl Senner party after the International WorkBoat Show on Thursday Dec. 4.   Continued »

 
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Coast Guard's Northeast icebreaking season begins

12/16/2014

The Coast Guard's winter icebreaking season has officially kicked off in the Northeast. It started Dec. 15 and will run through March.   Continued »

 

Bipartisan letter urges Feds to replace maritime academies' aging vessels

12/16/2014

Last week, Rep. Joe Crowley, D-Queens, the Bronx, vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, announced that he, along with 25 bipartisan members of Congress, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget urging the agencies to develop and support a plan to design and replace the ships used by our nation’s six state maritime academies.   Continued »

 
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