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Ice accumulations continue to slow barge operations in the Midwest, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
On Feb. 28, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced President Obama’s intent to nominate Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, currently Pacific Area commander, to be the next commandant of the United States Coast Guard.
The tugboat Buddy assisting Jia Mao Shan on departure from Hydro Karmøy in Norway.
The maritime industry is pushing Congress for relief from a web of federal and state regulations for ballast water and other vessel discharges.
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s ocean class tugs have successfully delivered oversized, overweight equipment – comprised of topsides, tendons, piles and more – that are now part of Chevron's massive semi-submersible floating production facility located in the U.S. Gulf, approximately 280 miles south of New Orleans, La.
Vigor Fab has been awarded a contract to build two 83,000 bbl. tank barges for Harley Marine Services.
In this video, crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute, a 210' Reliance class cutter home-ported in St. Petersburg, Fla., offload $12 million wholesale worth of cocaine after returning home from a 44-day deployment Sunday, March 2, 2014.
In a Feb. 24 notice in the Federal Register, Marad says these changes will allow the Title XI program to keep current with emerging trends, standards and technologies affecting the U.S. shipping industry.
House Republicans unveiled a sweeping tax reform plan on Feb. 26 that would increase the diesel fuel tax paid by tug and barge operators.
Radar units that are typically found on tugs usually just meet minimum requirements.
Watch out when busting loose
When breaking loose from a barge to transition from towing astern to pushing ahead, that’s when a captain and his vessel are most vulnerable to losing control.
Author: Joel Milton
March 6, 2014