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MetalCraft’s latest Firestorm 50 is now operating in Alexandria, Va.

Call to Action

10/1/2014

The Fort Ripley, a new aluminum 64-footer built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding in Massachusetts, has a clear mission. It says so in red letters on both sides of the cabin: RESPONSE.    Continued »

 

Repair yards equal money

10/1/2014

The thousands of workboats that ply the waters off the U.S. coasts, on the inland waterways, and in harbors and ports have, obviously, already been built. Each one, consequently, has a date with a repair yard looming in the near future — either by law, by necessity or both.   Continued »

 
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Med Alert

10/1/2014

The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MEDMAC) was formed three years ago to help simplify and clarify a medical review process that vexes many mariners trying to get their credentials from the Coast Guard.   Continued »

 
At Colonna’s Shipyard, Navy vessel shaft work is one of its specialties.

Steady Fix

10/1/2014

Repair yard owners like what they’ve seen over the past year and expect more of the same going forward.   Continued »

 

October 2014 Mailbag

10/1/2014

October 2014 Mailbag   Continued »

 

October 2014 NEWS BITTS

10/1/2014

October 2014 NEWS BITTS   Continued »

 
Massachusetts enacted its tank vessel laws after Bouchard Transportation’s B. No. 120 barge drifted off course and hit a shoal, releasing 98,000 gals. of No. 6 fuel oil into Buzzard’s Bay in 2003.

Signet tows aircraft carrier to texas scrap yard

10/1/2014

October 2014 Signet tows aircraft carrier to texas scrap yard   Continued »

 

Industry, Coast Guard hold Polar Code workshop

10/1/2014

On Aug. 14, the U.S. Coast Guard held a public meeting in Seattle to update the commercial marine industry on the development of a mandatory international code for ships operating in polar waters, both Arctic and Antarctic, and to take comments.   Continued »

 
Signet tows aircraft carrier to texas scrap yard

Feds to fight against Massachusetts tank vessel laws

10/1/2014

The American Waterways Operators (AWO), other marine groups and the U.S. Justice Department want to reopen cases challenging the constitutionality of Massachusetts tank vessel laws enacted after a 2003 oil spill in Buzzards Bay.   Continued »

 

NMC cuts credential inventory in half

10/1/2014

The Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center (NMC) has cut its inventory of credential applications in half in the past few months.   Continued »

 
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Shipyard gets back to its survey vessel roots
On Monday, I bopped over to Gulfport, Miss., about 90 minutes from New Orleans, for the commissioning of a new 82' survey vessel built by Geo Shipyard in New Iberia, La. Author: David Krapf
October 30, 2014
Breakaway barge likely to winter on ice
The owner of a barge drifting in the Beaufort Sea hasn't been able to find any nearby tugs to rescue the vessel so it is likely to become locked-in by sea ice. Author: Leslie Taylor
October 30, 2014
Do Coast Guard transfers create an ‘experience vacuum’?
I feel that the Coast Guard should devise a system that would preserve knowledge and maintain continuity without undercutting the career advancement of its personnel. Author: Capt. Alan Bernstein
October 30, 2014
Shell requests lease extensions in the Arctic
In a letter from Shell to BSEE, Shell says it hasn’t been able to complete its exploratory Arctic drilling due to factors beyond its control.   Author: Bruce Buls
October 28, 2014
Vessel operators and foreign corrupt practices
It can be easy to view corruption as just part of the cost of doing business. There is even a view that corruption is business friendly since it sometimes greases the wheels of obstructive bureaucracy. Author: Capt. Max Hardberger
October 28, 2014

 
 
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