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New ATB planned for coastal shipping between Maine and New York

10/2/2014

The Maine Port Authority and McAllister Towing and Transportation Company, with the support of the United States Maritime Administration (Marad), have released preliminary vessel and service designs for a coastal shipping service to operate between the Port of Portland, Maine, and the Port of New York/New Jersey.   Continued »

 
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Video: USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors rescue fishermen from burning vessel

10/2/2014

Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt helped rescue two fishermen from a burning boat early Monday morning off the east coast of Florida.   Continued »

 

Voyage planning — Part III

10/1/2014

An important part of a successful voyage is the ability to make modifications once the vessel is underway.   Continued »

 

Bridge clearance woes on the Western Rivers

10/1/2014

A growing problem on the Western Rivers is vertical bridge clearance. It is always on the minds of passenger vessel operators like me that operate boats with tall stacks. However, vertical clearance is also becoming a problem for operators that haul containers and similar types of cargo with height issues.   Continued »

 

Quicker LNG approval?

10/1/2014

In August, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finalized a plan to rejig its process for approving LNG exports, including the elimination of preliminary approvals by DOE.   Continued »

 

Index bounces back in August

10/1/2014

After suffering through its worst month of the year in July, the WorkBoat Index recouped about a third of the losses in August. For the month, winners topped losers 20-11. In July, only one company was in the black.   Continued »

 

There‘s a lot of imported coal and it’s cheap

10/1/2014

Over 40 years ago when I worked in operations for Norfolk & Western Railway (since merged with Norfolk Southern) in train operations, coal was literally everywhere, including in your eyes, ears, nose and throat. Now it seems that coal has gone global.   Continued »

 

How to get your insurance cancelled

10/1/2014

Let’s talk about being dumped by your insurer.   Continued »

 

Independent medical exams can fuel mistrust

10/1/2014

Claimants in any maritime injury case usually undergo a mandatory medical exam. This holds true whether they’re a seamen under the Jones Act, shoreside personnel under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, passengers or simply visitors on board a vessel for a quick tour.   Continued »

 
Like the motors and the installation, the console display is simple.

Electrified

10/1/2014

It’s not uncommon to repower older boats, especially those built 86 years ago.   Continued »

 
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