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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

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October 2014 NEWS BITTS

10/1/2014

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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 »

 
The key feature of the Unalaq is the 27'x24' landing ramp, the end of which isn’t decked to reduce weight, prevent sand accumulation and allow officers on the bridge to see through it while operating with the ramp up.

Bowhead Transport gets 150' landing craft from Nichols

10/1/2014

In August, a large group of Alaska natives from Barrow, Alaska, congregated in Seattle to christen their newest vessel, the Unalaq, a 150'×50'×8' landing craft with a loadline draft of 5'6".      Continued »

 
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