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Samsung's shipbuilding and engineering units merge

9/2/2014

At a board of directors meeting on Sept. 1,  it was decided that Samsung Heavy Industries will merge with Samsung Engineering to create a “world-class total solution provider for shipbuilding and onshore and offshore services.”   Continued »

 
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Coast Guard cutter Terrapin returns from counter drug patrol

9/2/2014

The crew of Coast Guard cutter Terrapin, homeported in Bellingham, returned Monday after a Pacific patrol to support counter drug operations off Southern California.   Continued »

 
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Video: Coast Guard Response Boat Small II

9/2/2014

Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Fla., recieves a new 29' Response Boat - Small II. The RB-S II will be replacing the 25' Response Boat Small as part of the service's plan to standardize and revitalize its shore-based fleet.   Continued »

 

Voyage planning — Part II

9/1/2014

Just like the grounding of the North Cape and Scandia in 1996, in many ways the tug Charlene Hunt followed that well-worn path of incomplete, poor or nonexistent voyage-planning that has condemned many other voyages.    Continued »

 

Belle of Louisville to turn 100

9/1/2014

On Oct. 18 the Belle of Louisville will turn 100 years old. To mark this significant milestone, Louisville, Ky., will play host to the “Centennial Festival of Riverboats.”   Continued »

 

Future of Alaska drilling

9/1/2014

After disappointing results in Alaska including Shell’s drilling hiccup, oil and gas companies are abandoning the area.   Continued »

 

Index loses big in July

9/1/2014

The WorkBoat Composite Index had its worst month of the year in July, shedding 146 points. The 7.6% loss represents only the second down month of the year for the Index. For the month, the only company to gain ground was Northrop Grumman. The other 30 issues were in the red.   Continued »

 

Electricity: No growth?

9/1/2014

Growth in U.S. electricity demand has seen several long-term trends that many thought were stable. However, unexpected reductions in yearly growth rates of electricity consumption have caused considerable angst in this capital-intensive industry. This includes suppliers such as the barge industry.   Continued »

 

Your insurance to-do list

9/1/2014

Here are a few important things I discuss with my clients during a typical month:   Continued »

 

Recovery for stress-related claim denied

9/1/2014

In the marine industry the physical requirements are demanding and the pressure to perform can be intense.   Continued »

 
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