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March 2014 In the Deep Freeze
In mid-February, Bollinger Shipyards, Eastern Shipbuilding Group and Bath Iron Works were named finalists to build the Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC).
House transportation leaders in February introduced legislation that would make many regulatory and policy changes at the U.S. Coast Guard.
President Obama signed an omnibus federal budget compromise in January that provides healthy spending for inland navigation projects, including the Olmsted Locks and Dam, as well as port infrastructure, maritime academies and other federal maritime programs.
The Maritime Administration, long focused on the U.S.-flag oceangoing fleet, needs to focus more on the growing U.S. domestic waterways industry, according to a new General Accountability Office (GAO) report.
In December, New Generation Shipbuilding, Houma, La., delivered the Mr. Ernie, a DP-1, 171'×36'×12' mini-supply vessel, to its parent company, New Generation Marine Services.
March 2014 BOATBUILDING BITTS
It’s usually a gradual process, but as a boat becomes old and tired, it eventually needs to be replaced.
Boat companies hiring scientists?
Could workboat operators benefit from hiring scientists to handle environmental regulatory issues?
Author: Pamela Glass
March 12, 2014
P&I insurance is broad
Sometimes your vessel’s protection and indemnity (P&I) insurance is much broader than you think.
Author: Gene McKeever
March 11, 2014
STCW Final Rule not final
The USCG's amendments to STCW Convention regulations leaves questions unanswered.
Author: Ken Hocke
March 11, 2014