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Maritime education bill introduced

4/17/2014

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., has introduced a bill to provide career and technical education for maritime careers. HR 4468, the Seafarers Educational Advancement Act, would provide career and technical education at the secondary level that leads to maritime careers.   Continued »

 

Barge traffic increases as Upper Mississippi navigation improves

4/17/2014

With warmer temperatures in recent weeks, improved navigation conditions have caused increases in upbound barge traffic on the Upper Mississippi River, according to the USDA’s Grain Transportation Report released today.   Continued »

 

Shipowners will become financially liable for wreck removal

4/17/2014

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal Wrecks, which places financial responsibility for the removal of hazardous wrecks on shipowners, will enter into force on April 14, 2015.   Continued »

 
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Coast Guard rescues three from tug taking on water

4/16/2014

The Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers aboard an uninspected towing vessel on Lake Pontchartrain, Tuesday.   Continued »

 
A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads a bale of cocaine at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., April 15, 2014.

Coast Guard offloads $110 million of cocaine

4/16/2014

Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloaded approximately 3,300 kg of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of $110 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach Tuesday.   Continued »

 

Nav area rule established for New Orleans Inner Harbor Navigation Canal

4/16/2014

The Coast Guard has published a final rule to permanently establish a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) on waters of the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal in New Orleans to protect floodwalls and levees from possible storm damage caused by moored barges and vessels.   Continued »

 

Ship collision and vessel grounding in windy Chesapeake

4/16/2014

The Coast Guard is working with local response agencies and the Virginia and Maryland Pilots Tuesday after receiving a report of a collision between two ships in the Thimble Shoal Channel and are responding to several subsequent reports of ships dragging anchor in the lower Chesapeake Bay.   Continued »

 

Coast Guard seeks comment on new OSV safety training requirements

4/15/2014

On Monday the Coast Guard announced the publication of an advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding training of personnel and manning on mobile offshore units (MOUs) and offshore supply vessels (OSVs) engaged in U.Ss outer continental shelf activities.   Continued »

 

Coast Guard amends nav area rule for Northwest bar crossings

4/15/2014

On April 14, the Coast Guard amended the rule establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) for bar crossing locations along the coasts of Oregon and Washington to eliminate conflicts with related provisions and clarify application of its provisions.   Continued »

 
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Navy christens USS Zumwalt at Bath Iron Works

4/15/2014

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, the Navy christened the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) during a ceremony at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.   Continued »

 
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