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The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) made it through the Senate, but what will the House of Representatives do?
Good times at Seattle Maritime Festival
Last week's Seattle Maritime Festival featured lots of activities for public involvement and education. Here are some highlights from KIRO television in Seattle.
New drydock arrives at VT Halter
Pascagoula, Miss. – May 16, 2013 – VT Halter Marine Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems Inc. (VT Systems), today announced the arrival of a 12,000 MT Floating Dry Dock transported by a heavy lift vessel from the Philippines. The dock dimensions are LOA- 546
The 312' Delta Mariner ’s wheelhouse crew failed “to use all available
navigation tools” to avoid hitting the poorly lit Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over
the Tennessee River in Kentucky, the NTSB said.
A Coast Guard formal marine casualty investigation hearing is scheduled for May 20 in Anchorage to investigate the contributing causes that led to the conical drilling unit Kulluk grounding.
Blount Boats Inc. has agreed to pay a $24,000 penalty for allegedly violating state and federal clean air regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday.
WorkBoat editors Bruce Buls and Ken Hocke recently visited several Gulf Coast shipyards. In this video interview, Bruce Buls talks with TY Offshore Vice President Jim Rivers in Gulfport, Miss.
Tidewater Inc. has agreed to purchase Troms Offshore Supply AS for approximately $395 million.
Just weeks after the maritime
community began to digest on the proposed rule to require TWIC readers on
certain vessels and facilities, the General Accounting Office issued a highly
critical report on Wednesday.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Noble Energy and Helix Well Containment Group have successfully completed a full-scale deployment of critical well containment equipment.
Hercules focuses on jackups
With operators focusing on crude and liquids-rich-type opportunities and the price disparity between gas and crude oil, this year and next look good for Hercules in the U.S. Gulf.
Author: David Krapf
May 23, 2013
The highway of death
Statistically you have a greater risk of being killed on the road than anywhere else, and you have a much greater chance of being injured when riding in an automobile than traveling on your boat.
Author: Capt. Peter Squicciarini
May 23, 2013
Onboard fire at sea hits close to home
News of an “uncontrolled engine room fire” on any
boat always grabs my attention, but when the boat is under my next-door
neighbor’s command, I really pay attention.
Author: Bruce Buls
May 21, 2013
Big post-Panamax ships on the way?
Ports are spending billions of dollars based on the premise that huge, post-Panamax ships will come calling in the U.S.
Author: Pamela Glass
May 21, 2013