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Eastern launches HOS Brass Ring for Hornbeck

9/9/2014

On Aug. 8, 2014, Eastern Shipbuilding Group christened and subsequently launched HOS Brass Ring (Hull 209) for Hornbeck Offshore Services.   Continued »

 

Bureau Veritas to class first LNG bunker barge

9/9/2014

Bureau Veritas has been chosen to class the unique LNG bunkering vessel which will be built at Hanjin Heavy Industries, Korea, under an agreement between Japan’s NYK and Mitsubishi and France’s GDF-SUEZ.   Continued »

 

Marad releases LNG bunkering study

9/8/2014

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) released a comprehensive study examining the options for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering and the necessary infrastructure, safety, regulatory and training factors of each in supplying LNG to ships as a propulsion fuel in the maritime sector.   Continued »

 

Coast Guard intercepts $286 million in cocaine

9/4/2014

On Aug. 29, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents aboard a P-3 Airborne Early Warning aircraft assisted the Coast Guard in the disruption of over 3,200 pounds of cocaine worth about $246 million.   Continued »

 

Highest barge rates in six years possible

9/4/2014

Barge operators expect strong demand for their services during this year’s harvest, especially in October, when there is widespread harvesting of the corn and soybean crops, according to the most recent USDA Grain Transportation Report.   Continued »

 

Military2Maritime event connects veterans with employers

9/4/2014

This week more than 400 veterans attended a Military2Maritime career fair sponsored by the American Maritime Partnership and hosted by the Port of Houston.   Continued »

 
OSVs battle the blazing remnants of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010.U.S. Coast Guard photo

BP found grossly negligent in Deepwater Horizon spill

9/4/2014

A federal judge ruled today that BP is guilty of gross negligence for its role in the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon disaster.   Continued »

 
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Video: PSV discharges cargo at oil platform

9/4/2014

In this video, a platform supply vessel discharges cargo at Forties Alpha platform in the North Sea.   Continued »

 

Mariner exam regulations changed

9/2/2014

The National Maritime Center said last week that mariners seeking an original national endorsement or raise of grade based on training or service started before March 24, 2014, will be examined under the regulations in effect before that date unless they have specifically requested to examine for their endorsement under the final rule published by the Coast Guard on Dec. 24, 2013.   Continued »

 
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BSEE reviews oil spill response equipment

9/2/2014

Last week, BSEE's Oil Spill Response Division (OSRD) conducted an onsite review of oil spill response equipment listed in DCOR, LLC's Oil Spill Response Plan for platforms offshore Long Beach, Calif.   Continued »

 
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