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Port of New Orleans handled more than one million cruise passengers in 2014

1/13/2015

Port of New Orleans cruise terminals handled more than one million cruise passengers in 2014 for the first time in its history. For the 12 months, embarkations and disembarkations totaled 1,014,325, an increase of more than 2.6% over 2013, a fourth straight record year for the port.   Continued »

 
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Metal Shark delivers 45' pilot boat

1/13/2015

Aluminum boatbuilder Metal Shark has delivered a new 45' pilot boat to the Canaveral Pilots Association at Port Canaveral, Fla. The custom-built aluminum vessel was built at Metal Shark’s recently opened shipyard in Franklin, La.   Continued »

 

Video: Borgholm Dolphin platform in heavy seas

1/13/2015

In this video, the oil rig Borgholm Dolphin weathers huge swells in the North Sea.   Continued »

 

Appeals court rejects BP petition for rehearing

1/13/2015

Despite a short but vigorous dissent, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit voted 7-6 to deny a petition by BP Exploration & Production for rehearing en banc of the earlier decision finding the defendant to have been grossly negligent with regard to the release of crude oil into the water following the explosion and fire on the MODU Deepwater Horizon.   Continued »

 

VT Halter Marine to pay civil fine for environmental violations

1/13/2015

Pascagoula, Miss.-based shipyard VT Halter Marine agreed to pay a $144,545 civil fine for environmental violations including allowing sandblasting particles and paint to become airborne, according to the Associated Press.   Continued »

 

Jensen to provide construction management for San Francisco fireboat

1/13/2015

Jensen Maritime, a wholly owned Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary, has been selected to provide detail production engineering and construction management on an 88' x 25' Super Pumper NFPA Type II Fireboat for the San Francisco Fire Department.   Continued »

 

Naming ceremony for new U.S.-flag tanker held at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard

1/13/2015

Exxon Mobil Corporation’s marine affiliate, SeaRiver Maritime, yesterday named the Eagle Bay, the second of its two new U.S.-flag crude oil tankers, at a ceremony at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard.   Continued »

 

Navy Commander pleads guilty in international bribery scandal

1/8/2015

A commander in the U.S. Navy pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges today, admitting that he provided a government contractor with classified ship schedules and other internal U.S. Navy information in exchange for cash, travel and entertainment expenses, as well as the services of prostitutes.   Continued »

 
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay, homeported in Cleveland, works to keep the CSL Laurentien moving during an escort in eastern Lake Erie March 27, 2014. The crew experienced plate ice as thick as 3 feet and ice ridges as tall as 8 feet. Photo courtesy of CSL Laurentien

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard commence Operation Coal Shovel

1/8/2015

The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards have commenced Operation Coal Shovel seasonal domestic ice breaking operations in the southern part of Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair and Detroit River systems, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, starting Thursday.   Continued »

 
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Video: Refloating the Hoegh Osaka

1/8/2015

The car carrier Hoegh Osaka ran aground in the Solent Jan. 3 shortly after leaving Southampton, England, on its way to Germany. The vessel refloated itself unexpectedly yesterday at high tide and will be towed to a holding position in Southampton water where a full assessment will be carried out before she is moved any further, according to BBC News.   Continued »

 
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