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Upper Miss lock cutbacks to start in 2015

9/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to cut almost in half the service hours at Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in downtown Minneapolis (MM853) and Lock and Dam 1 (MM848) starting with the 2015 navigation season.   Continued »

 
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Chouest building C-Port-type facilities in Brazil

9/23/2014

ECO is building new facilities in Brazil.   Continued »

 

NOAA orders two navigation response boats

9/23/2014

NOAA today announced that Lake Assault Boats, Superior, Wisc., will build two small vessels for the Office of Coast Survey's navigation response program, part of a plan to eventually replace all six of the program's small survey boats.   Continued »

 

Vigor to build two Alaska state ferries

9/23/2014

Yesterday Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell announced the selection of Vigor Alaska to build the state’s two newest day ferries.   Continued »

 
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Video: Time-lapse of Investigator launch

9/23/2014

In this time-lapse video, Investigator, Australia's Marine National Facility research vessel, is skidded into the water from the wharf at the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore.   Continued »

 
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Damen delivers tug to Bremenports

9/22/2014

Bremenports, the management company for the twin German ports of Bremen and Bremenhaven, took delivery of its first Damen-built vessel – a Stan Tug (Stu) 1606.   Continued »

 

Ingram to build 20 tank barges

9/18/2014

Ingram Barge Company announced today that they will be building 20 tank barges in 2015 to meet growing demand for chemical shipments.   Continued »

 

Salvage operation turns up gold and silver

9/18/2014

Odyssey Marine Exploration (Nasdaq:OMEX), a pioneer in the field of deep-ocean exploration, has completed the current phase of the recovery operations on the SS Central America shipwreck project.   Continued »

 
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Austal delivers fourth Joint High Speed Vessel

9/18/2014

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) from Austal USA yesterday, a week shy of six months from the date they took delivery of JHSV 3.   Continued »

 
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Incat christens world's largest fast crew boat

9/18/2014

On Sept. 15, the 70m fast crew boat (FCB) was christened Muslim Magomayev at a ceremony at the Incat shipyard in Hobart, Tasmania.   Continued »

 
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Alaska shipyard to build Alaska ferries
When the Alaska Class ferry project began almost ten years ago, one boat of a new design was envisioned, presumably to be built by Alaska Ship & Drydock in Ketchikan. Now that one boat has become two smaller versions and the builder is Vigor Alaska, the Portland-based owner of the Ketchikan shipyard.  Author: Bruce Buls
September 23, 2014
Are barges the new railcars?
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Barge opportunities multiply
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Overlapping legislation hurts marine companies
There should be one set of rules concerning vessel discharges. Author: Ken Hocke
September 18, 2014
Headaches on the Hudson
A hoped-for source of funding for the replacement of the Tappan Zee bridge, which crosses the Hudson River north of New York City, with a pair of new spans has failed to materialize.   Author: Barry Parker
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