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Widespread rains cause barge rate decrease

10/9/2014

As of Oct. 7, widespread rains delayed harvest in the Midwest and caused barge rates for export grain to drop 10 to 19% at principle inland origins, according to the most recent USDA Grain Transportation Report.   Continued »

 

IWBS 2014 Home Page

10/8/2014

 If it happens at IWBS 2014, you'll find it here.   Continued »

 
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Coast Guard rescues man from hydro bubble

10/7/2014

A man was rescued from his hydro pod bubble 70 nautical miles east of St. Augustine, Fla., by a Coast Guard search-and-rescue crew from Air Station Clearwater Saturday morning.   Continued »

 

U.S. initiates prototype system to gauge national marine biodiversity

10/7/2014

NOAA, NASA and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have joined together to support three demonstration projects that will lay the foundation for the first national network to monitor marine biodiversity at scales ranging from microbes to whales.   Continued »

 
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NOAA, Coast Guard join to preserve historic World War I shipwreck

10/7/2014

NOAA, with assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, will manage the historic wreck of Diamond Shoal Lightship No. 71, the only American lightship to be sunk by enemy action during World War I.   Continued »

 
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Video: WorkBoat Strategic Leadership Development Program

10/7/2014

Michelle Boullion, associate director, and Robin Kistler, director, Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, Executive Education at Louisiana State University discuss the first three days of the WorkBoat Strategic Leadership Development Program held recently on the campus of LSU.   Continued »

 

NTSB releases report on research vessel sinking

10/7/2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued the report of its investigation of the sinking of the oceanographic research vessel Seaprobe in the Gulf of Mexico on Jan. 18, 2013.   Continued »

 
USNS Trenton (JHSV-5) is rolled out at Austal USA in September 2014

Austal launches fifth Joint High Speed Vessel

10/2/2014

On Sept. 30, 2014, Austal USA successfully completed the launch process of Trenton (JHSV 5) — the second Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) launched by Austal in 2014.   Continued »

 

Conrad Shipyard to build LNG membrane tanks with GTT tech

10/2/2014

GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) (ISIN FR0011726835 Euronext Paris: GTT), via its US subsidiary GTT North America, announced this week the signing of an agreement with Conrad Shipyard, Morgan City, La., for the future production of LNG membrane tanks using GTT's technology.   Continued »

 

Wisconsin boatbuilder SkipperLiner closes again

10/2/2014

SkipperLiner, a La Crosse, Wisc.-based boatbuilder, ceased operations last week, the La Crosse Tribune reported. The company had closed once in April 2010 and reopened under new ownership six months later.   Continued »

 
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