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Coast Guard and Lake Carriers' Association sign mutual training agreement

8/12/2014

On Monday the Coast Guard 9th District and the Lake Carriers’ Association jointly signed a mutual training agreement that further promotes cooperation and education opportunities between the association’s 17 member companies that operate cargo vessels on the Great Lakes and the Coast Guard as their primary regulatory agency.   Continued »

 
A Canal-class towboat under construction at Eastern Shipbuilding.

FMT orders another inland towboat from Eastern

8/8/2014

Mandeville, La.-based Florida Marine Transporters has exercised an option to add one more 90’x32’x10’ Canal-class inland towboat to the five vessel program currently under contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group   Continued »

 
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VT Halter reaches milestones on four OSVs for Hornbeck

8/8/2014

Pascagoula, Miss.-based VT Halter Marine, a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, today announced four separate shipbuilding milestones for the offshore supply vessel Super 320 Program underway for Hornbeck Offshore Services.   Continued »

 
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Austal launches second Independence-variant LCS

8/7/2014

On Aug. 6, Austal successfully completed the launch of the future USS Montgomery (LCS 8).   Continued »

 
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Video: Tug captain takes photo of sideways tornado

8/7/2014

Tugboat captain Tony Roman snapped a photo of some extreme weather as his tug was leaving the Dundalk Marine Terminal in Maryland.   Continued »

 

TSA changes TWIC two-visit policy

8/7/2014

Last week, the Transportation Security Administration began nationwide implementation of a highly anticipated program that reforms the unnecessarily burdensome process by which mariners and other transportation workers receive required Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC).   Continued »

 
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NTSB releases report on fire and explosions aboard towboat and Kirby barges

8/7/2014

The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the probable cause of the fire and explosions involving towing vessel Safety Runner and Kirby barges 28182 and 28194 was the failure of the ORC Facility to isolate tank-cleaning operations from sources of ignition.   Continued »

 
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Eastern delivers HOS Black Foot to Hornbeck

8/7/2014

Eastern Shipbuilding Group has delivered HOS Black Foot (Hull 206) to Hornbeck Offshore Services.   Continued »

 
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Furuno introduces refreshed NavPilot with color display

8/6/2014

Furuno has introduced the new NavPilot 711C Autopilot system, which provides boating customers with an all-new vivid, sunlight viewable, color LCD display, integrated within a compact, single-DIN Control Unit.   Continued »

 
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Elliott Bay to design new Staten Island ferries

8/5/2014

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has been selected by the New York Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) to design a new class of ferries that will operate between the boroughs of Staten Island and Manhattan.   Continued »

 
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