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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yesterday at SMM in Hamburg, WorkBoat Editor-in-Chief David Krapf talked to Frank van der Vegt, manager of sales for ZF Marine’s commercial craft thruster systems. Vegt discussed ZF’s push into the U.S. inland towboat Z-drive market.
On Sept. 9, 2014, Eastern Shipbuilding Group delivered the Bravante VIII (Hull 158) to Boldini S.A., Bravante Group of Brazil.
On Sept. 4, at a shipyard in Romania, Damen Shipyards Galati launched the Mamola Reliance, the first of two Damen PSV 33000s on order for PROMAR.
In this video, a huge mobile crane places the five-blade ship propeller in front of the main entrance to the 2014 SMM international maritime trade fair.
Burger Boat Company launched the Arcticus, a 78' research vessel for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), on Aug. 29.
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
September 18, 2014
Protecting the sailor that speaks up
Did you know there’s a federal law called the “Seaman’s Protection Act” that is subtitled “Protection of seaman against discrimination”?
Author: John K. Fulweiler
September 18, 2014
Sleuths explore shipwreck 'graveyard'
In the waters near the Golden Gate Bridge, a pair of maritime detectives is searching for sunken treasure — historic shipwrecks that can give unique insights into America's maritime history.
Author: Leslie Taylor
September 16, 2014