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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.
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.
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.
The Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers aboard an uninspected towing vessel on Lake Pontchartrain, Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A sad tug tale
The sad end to an able tug from New York Harbor speaks to a larger issue that confronts many waterfront communities.
Author: Kathy Bergren Smith
April 17, 2014
Costa Concordia cover-up
Now that the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia is upright, the world's eyes turn from the technical drama of the salvage operation to the legal drama of the captain's trial.
Author: Leslie Taylor
April 15, 2014
Changing a vessel's mission?
Even if you only make a slight change in how you use your vessel, one of the first calls you should make before you sign off on the changes should be to your marine insurance agent.
Author: Gene McKeever
April 15, 2014