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Second barge runs aground near Longboat Key, Fla.

4/9/2014

Coast Guard crews are responding to a second barge grounding in 24 hours near Long Boat Key, Fla., Tuesday, after heavy weather caused a tugboat to lose control of the two barges it was pushing.   Continued »

 

Puradyn receives initial order to supply 750 systems for use by U.S. military

4/9/2014

Puradyn Filter Technologies Incorporated (OTCQB: PFTI) has been selected by a large military contractor and producer of military generators to provide bypass oil filtration systems for use on generator sets as part of an award to the contractor by the U.S. Military.   Continued »

 

Louisiana ranked top domestic maritime state

4/9/2014

New data released this week shows that Louisiana ranks first in the nation in economic impact from America’s domestic maritime industry.   Continued »

 

EPA awards $4.2 million in clean diesel grants for ports

4/9/2014

At the “Advancing Sustainable Ports” summit Tuesday, the EPA awarded $4.2 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects at six U.S. ports and kicked off  a new initiative to recognize ports that take action to improve environmental performance.   Continued »

 

Some TWIC card services temporarily unavailable

4/8/2014

TSA is upgrading its technology to improve reliability, expand capabilities and more effectively support TSA’s mission. During the system upgrade, specific TWIC card services will be temporarily unavailable.   Continued »

 
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Three WorkBoat Questions for IHS Petrodata's Richard Sanchez

4/8/2014

WorkBoat Editor in Chief David Krapf spoke with Richard Sanchez, senior marine specialist at IHS Petrodata, at the WorkBoat Regional Summit on OSV Design and Technology.   Continued »

 
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BSEE teams conduct pre-production inspection aboard first of its kind FPSO

4/8/2014

This week a team of BSEE engineers and inspectors conducted a safety inspection of the first FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) vessel designed and built for containment use in the Gulf of Mexico.   Continued »

 

Coast Guard releases Staten Island Ferry safety statistics

4/8/2014

The Staten Island Ferries have exceeded expectations in reporting of accidents, known as marine casualties, however minor.   Continued »

 
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Seastreak ferry accident due to captain's error, says NTSB

4/8/2014

The Seastreak Wall Street ferry accident that injured 80 was caused by the captain being unaware the propulsion system was in backup mode, the company’s “ineffective oversight of vessel operations” and passengers being allowed on stairwells while docking, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Tuesday.   Continued »

 
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Coast Guard reopens Mobile Ship Channel after vessel grounding

4/7/2014

The Coast Guard reopened the Mobile Ship Channel to all deep-draft commercial vessel traffic at approximately 5 p.m. Monday. The Coast Guard had restricted traffic at about 3 a.m. Monday after a vessel grounded between buoys 36 and 38.   Continued »

 
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