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On Jan. 5, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction of a series of bendway weirs on the Mississippi River 90 miles south of Memphis, Tenn., in an area where the river is narrow and makes a sharp bend, according to the USDA Grain Transportation Report.
The American Waterways Operators said the phaseout of single-hulled tank vessels was a public policy success that has produced significant environmental benefits.
In this video, Canadian and U.S. Coast Guard work to free the bulk carrier Herbert C. Jackson that was stuck in the ice near Algonac, Mich.
Port of New Orleans cruise terminals handled more than one million cruise passengers in 2014 for the first time in its history. For the 12 months, embarkations and disembarkations totaled 1,014,325, an increase of more than 2.6% over 2013, a fourth straight record year for the port.
Aluminum boatbuilder Metal Shark has delivered a new 45' pilot boat to the Canaveral Pilots Association at Port Canaveral, Fla. The custom-built aluminum vessel was built at Metal Shark’s recently opened shipyard in Franklin, La.
In this video, the oil rig Borgholm Dolphin weathers huge swells in the North Sea.
Despite a short but vigorous dissent, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit voted 7-6 to deny a petition by BP Exploration & Production for rehearing en banc of the earlier decision finding the defendant to have been grossly negligent with regard to the release of crude oil into the water following the explosion and fire on the MODU Deepwater Horizon.
Pascagoula, Miss.-based shipyard VT Halter Marine agreed to pay a $144,545 civil fine for environmental violations including allowing sandblasting particles and paint to become airborne, according to the Associated Press.
Jensen Maritime, a wholly owned Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary, has been selected to provide detail production engineering and construction management on an 88' x 25' Super Pumper NFPA Type II Fireboat for the San Francisco Fire Department.
Exxon Mobil Corporation’s marine affiliate, SeaRiver Maritime, yesterday named the Eagle Bay, the second of its two new U.S.-flag crude oil tankers, at a ceremony at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard.
Of Pirates, NATO and a deceased owner
A Taiwanese citizen sued the U.S.A. for killing her husband and sinking his fishing vessel in connection with a NATO counter-piracy initiative.
Author: John K. Fulweiler
January 30, 2015
It’s vigorous in Portland
Swan Island has long been a commercial center in Portland,
Ore. During World War II, Kaiser Shipyards established one of its seven wartime
shipyards on Swan Island. Now, it’s home to Vigor Industrial.
Author: Bruce Buls
January 29, 2015