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Marad's sale of obsolete ships is providing money for maritime heritage programs.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is investing up to $600,000 for targeted oil spill response research in drift ice conditions.
Grain barge rates have been falling for three weeks as navigation conditions have improved on the Illinois and Mississippi rivers in the St. Louis area and on the Ohio River, according to the USDA’s Grain Transportation Report released today.
The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously approved bipartisan legislation that authorizes the Coast Guard to carry out its vital missions, improves USCG mission effectiveness, helps replace and modernize aging Coast Guard assets in a cost effective manner, enhances oversight and reduces inefficiencies to save taxpayer dollars.
This week, Congressman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, introduced H.R. 4349, the Crude Oil Export Act, which lifts the 1970s era prohibition on the export of American crude oil and would remove the major remaining barrier that keeps the U.S. from being competitive with other oil exporting nations.
Dr. Michelle Boullion is the associate director, executive education, Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, E.J. Ourso College of Business at LSU. WorkBoat's senior editor Ken Hocke asks Dr. Boullion about what the program entails, who specifically can benefit from it, and how to apply.
The Coast Guard Thursday released the report of investigation into the circumstances surrounding the grounding of the mobile offshore drilling unit Kulluk on the eastern coast of Sitkalidak Island, Alaska, Dec. 31, 2012.
A christening ceremony for the 238'x50' oceanographic research vessel AGOR 27, named in honor of Neil Armstrong, was held at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) in Anacortes, Wash., on March 29, 2014.
In my last two columns, I’ve gone over some often overlooked capabilities of radar sets and radar techniques that can help make navigation safer when they are regularly used by experienced, skilled and careful operators.
I was in Washington, D.C., recently having dinner with several vessel operators and friends. We were discussing the increasing numbers of recreational users on our navigable waterways — kayakers, paddle boarders, even small electric boats — and the growing potential for allisions and collisions. When the conversation turned to racing skulls, I discussed my long-held position that even racing scullers should be required to carry personal flotation devices.
A sad tug tale
The sad end to an able tug from New York Harbor speaks to a larger issue that confronts many waterfront communities.
Author: Kathy Bergren Smith
April 17, 2014
Costa Concordia cover-up
Now that the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia is upright, the world's eyes turn from the technical drama of the salvage operation to the legal drama of the captain's trial.
Author: Leslie Taylor
April 15, 2014
Changing a vessel's mission?
Even if you only make a slight change in how you use your vessel, one of the first calls you should make before you sign off on the changes should be to your marine insurance agent.
Author: Gene McKeever
April 15, 2014