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During a change-of-command ceremony in Clear Lake on June 14, Capt. Brian Penoyer relieved Capt. James Whitehead as commander over Coast Guard units in the Houston-Galveston area and Captain of the Port in those areas.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement will host a public forum on offshore energy infrastructure hurricane preparedness and response on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
U.S. Coast Guard investigators have released the preliminary findings from their investigation into the cause of the April 24, 2013, explosions and fire on board two Kirby tank barges that were moored in the Mobile, [Ala.] River.
Huntington Ingalls Industries received a $76.8 million fixed-price contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to purchase long-lead materials for the company's seventh National Security Cutter.
Harley Marine Services welcomed a new tug to its fleet with a naming ceremony for the 120'x35', 5,720-hp Bob Franco.
led by a former Delta Queen Steamboat
executive and a bipartisan group of lawmakers are trying to get the historic Delta Queen steamboat cruising the inland rivers again.
Harvey Gulf International Marine plans to construct and operate the first LNG marine fueling facility in the U.S.
U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crews from Air Station Savannah, Ga., hoisted four adults from a 35-foot sailboat with disabled engines in 15-to-20-foot seas 65 miles off Charleston, S.C., during Tropical Storm Andrea on June 7.
The U.S. Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) signed an agreement for regulating mobile offshore drilling units.
The Maritime Administration has launched a virtual tour on its website of the USNS Comet, a non-retention vessel currently located at its Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet in Benicia, Calif.
WorkBoat Compensation Survey 2013
WorkBoat's new survey about who makes how much money in the workboat industry and a whole lot more.
Author: Ken Hocke
June 18, 2013
Congress hits DHS on TWIC readers
The House has approved a budget for the Department of Homeland Security that would withhold $30 million until the agency demonstrates how requiring TWIC readers would enhance maritime security.
Author: Pamela Glass
June 17, 2013
Spilling oil can ruin your day
There is no amount of oil that’s OK to spill. A simple drop of oil that causes sheen on the water is a pollution incident. You and your company can be held directly and personally liable.
Author: Capt. Peter Squicciarini
June 17, 2013
Deckhands: How important are they?
For over two decades, deckhand positions on Northeast tugs were relegated to “unskilled” labor status. While some still hold this view, this is beginning to change.
Author: Joel Milton
June 12, 2013