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American Queen buys Empress of the North
Dale K. DuPont
The American Queen Steamboat Co. is buying the Empress of the North passenger vessel from the Maritime
Administration. It will resume sailing in the Pacific Northwest starting in April
2014. Terms were not disclosed.
Technical Editor Bruce Buls spoke with Signal Ship Repair's senior vice president and general manager Bob Beckmann recently. The two discussed the Mobile, Ala.-based repair yard's mix of domestic and international clients.
Hercules Offshore will sell the bulk of its inland barge rig fleet and concentrate on its core jackup rig and liftboat business.
The Energy Department Friday conditionally authorized Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC (Freeport) to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement with the U.S.
LEEVAC Shipyards announced today that it has signed contracts with Hornbeck Offshore Services to build two 302' MPSVs.
Product News - Reusable Oil Filter Technology Cuts Costs, Meets EPA and IMO Regulations
With ship fleets facing spiraling fuel prices and new tougher environmental regulations from the EPA and IMO, fleet managers have had to look for new technology to control costs and emissions. One of the m
The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) made it through the Senate, but what will the House of Representatives do?
Good times at Seattle Maritime Festival
Last week's Seattle Maritime Festival featured lots of activities for public involvement and education. Here are some highlights from KIRO television in Seattle.
New drydock arrives at VT Halter
Pascagoula, Miss. – May 16, 2013 – VT Halter Marine Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems Inc. (VT Systems), today announced the arrival of a 12,000 MT Floating Dry Dock transported by a heavy lift vessel from the Philippines. The dock dimensions are LOA- 546
The 312' Delta Mariner ’s wheelhouse crew failed “to use all available
navigation tools” to avoid hitting the poorly lit Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over
the Tennessee River in Kentucky, the NTSB said.
Onboard fire at sea hits close to home
News of an “uncontrolled engine room fire” on any
boat always grabs my attention, but when the boat is under my next-door
neighbor’s command, I really pay attention.
Author: Bruce Buls
May 21, 2013
Big post-Panamax ships on the way?
Ports are spending billions of dollars based on the premise that huge, post-Panamax ships will come calling in the U.S.
Author: Pamela Glass
May 21, 2013
Pirates in business suits
It’s time for governments to go after those who pay ransoms to pirates.
Author: Capt. Max Hardberger
May 21, 2013