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GAO issues report on infrastructure vulnerability assessments

9/16/2014

The Government Accountability Office issued a report on vulnerability assessments of critical infrastructure.   Continued »

 
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Fourth National Security Cutter delivered to Coast Guard

9/16/2014

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton, in Pascagoula, Miss., Monday.   Continued »

 

Reported oil sheen in Buzzards Bay actually jellyfish

9/16/2014

Coast Guard pollution responders and the Fairhaven Harbormaster responded to a report of a large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay, Mass., Friday morning.   Continued »

 

Coast Guard issues final rule on lifesaving devices

9/16/2014

Effective Oct. 10, 2014, uninspected commercial barges and sailing vessels must carry lifesaving devices even if these vessels are not carrying passengers for hire, according to a Coast Guard final rule published last week in the Federal Register.   Continued »

 
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Video: Three questions for Bronswerk at SMM

9/16/2014

At SMM in Hamburg, WorkBoat Editor-in-Chief David Krapf talked to Geoff Maitland, president of Bronswerk Marine.     Continued »

 
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OSV crew rescues three men adrift, aids in search for missing man

9/15/2014

Yesterday, the crew of Guice Offshore's oil rig supply vessel GO America spotted two persons adrift approximately 12 miles offshore of San Jose Island. The crew quickly brought the two individuals onboard and shortly thereafter, spotted and retrieved a third person.   Continued »

 

NTSB releases 'Safer Seas 2013'

9/12/2014

The National Transportation Safety Board today released “Safer Seas 2013: Lessons Learned From Marine Accident Investigations,” a compilation of accident investigations that were published in 2013, organized by vessel type with links to the more detailed accident reports.   Continued »

 

Vessel operators remember 9/11 heroism

9/11/2014

On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, America’s tugboat, towboat and barge industry is taking time today to remember the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives, and also to acknowledge the inspiring bravery shown by first responders and citizens on that tragic day. One of the most notable acts was the maritime evacuation of Lower Manhattan.   Continued »

 

Crowley receives small-scale LNG export license

9/11/2014

Carib Energy, a subsidiary of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Crowley Maritime, has been granted a 20-year, small-scale U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) export license for the supply, transportation and distribution of U.S.-sourced liquefied natural gas (LNG) into Non-Free Trade Agreement (NTFA) countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America.   Continued »

 
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Kvichak to build seven more TPSBs for Coast Guard

9/11/2014

Kvichak Marine Industries, Seattle, Wash., was awarded a five year contract by the Coast Guard for the construction of 32’ Transportable Port Security Boats (TPSB) in 2011. Kvichak has delivered 52 vessels to date. The USCG recently awarded an additional seven vessels to the contract.   Continued »

 
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