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Retired Admiral Robert Papp to serve as U.S. special representative for the Arctic

7/21/2014

On July 16, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr. will lead efforts to advance U.S. interests in the Arctic region as the State Department’s special representative.   Continued »

 

Area offshore New Jersey proposed for commercial wind energy

7/21/2014

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank last week announced the proposed sale of leases for nearly 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey for commercial wind energy leasing.   Continued »

 

Coast Guard to host forum on Ohio River e-Nav demo

7/21/2014

On July 29, a meeting will be held at Western Kentucky Technical College to inform local operators along the Ohio River about the planned e-Nav demonstration   Continued »

 

Feds receive Louisiana application to export LNG

7/17/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has received an application from Waller LNG Services for authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its proposed Waller Point LNG Terminal to be located on the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Louisiana.   Continued »

 
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Jaenichen confirmed as maritime administrator

7/17/2014

On July 15, 2014 Deputy Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen was confirmed as maritime administrator. Administrator Jaenichen has been with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration since July 2012 when he was appointed deputy maritime administrator by President Obama.   Continued »

 

Corps Asian carp actions upheld

7/17/2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled early this week that actions taken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to abate the threat posed to the Great Lakes by Asian carp did not rise to the level of a public nuisance.   Continued »

 

Bay Shipbuilding to build two ATB units for Kirby

7/17/2014

Bay Shipbuilding Company (BSC) of Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., a subsidiary of Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG), has been awarded a contract to build two 155,000-bbl. capacity barges and two 6,000 hp tugs for Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX).   Continued »

 

River traffic resumes after floods

7/17/2014

By July 16, all locks on the Mississippi River are open, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   Continued »

 
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Video: Blessing of the Fleet in Vicksburg Harbor

7/17/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District's Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) left the Vicksburg Harbor for its annual revetment season on July 9, 2014. The District hosted a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony at the Vicksburg City Water Front as the MSU departed.   Continued »

 
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Foss tug to tow aircraft carrier to Texas for dismantling

7/15/2014

The oceangoing tug Corbin Foss will tow the USS Constellation 16,000 nautical miles from Bremerton, Wash., to breakers in Brownsville, Texas.   Continued »

 
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