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WR Systems, the U.S.-based maritime technology company, is launching a new variant of its laser based emissions monitor at the SMM 2014 Fair in Hamburg, Germany. Called the Emsys-iS, the new system is designed specifically for scrubber applications and is targeted at both scrubber manufacturers and ship owners.
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. launches the COLUMBIA
On April 17, 1923, the original COLUMBIA was launched in Essex, Massachusetts. Ninety-one years later, an exact replica of the COLUMBIA (ESG Hull 981) was launched in Panama City, Florida. Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the r
Coast Guard offloads $19 million of cocaine
Crewmembers from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hawk, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida, offload 576 kilograms of cocaine, valued at $19 million at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Friday, August 22, 2014. The contraband was interdicted dur
Feds approve plans to replace aging Washington ferry terminal
MUKILTEO – The 60-year-old Mukilteo Ferry Terminal is one step closer to replacement. On Friday, Aug. 22 the Federal Transit Administration signed a record of decision allowing the Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division
USDA files comments on rail rate challenge procedures
On Aug. 25, the U.S. Department of Agriculture filed reply comments with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in support of the rail rate challenge procedures proposed to provide accessible and effective protection for grain shippers against unreas
Governors seek Obama’s support for Upper Miss locks
St. Paul, MN – The Governors of the five Upper Mississippi River States of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin are seeking President Obama’s support for critical investments in the Upper Mississippi River System as a nationally significant
Coast Guard Rescues Two People, Two Dogs West of Great Inagua, Bahamas
Two men and their two dogs were rescued from a fishing vessel 80
nautical miles west of Great Inagua, Bahamas, Wednesday, August 20,
2014. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station
Clearwater, Florida, arri
Marad releases LNG emissions study
The Maritime Administration has released its LNG life cycle emissions study . The study found that use of natural gas fuels substantially reduced air pollutant emissions compared to conventional marine fuels (low-sulfur and high-sulfur petroleum). The Marad study also sa
Yank Marine rolls out first of two new passenger cats
On Monday, Aug. 25, Yank Marine rolled out the first of two new 400-passenger catamaran ferries at its Tuckahoe, N.J., shipyard. Designed by LeMole Naval Architecture of Tuckahoe, the 110'x31'x5' ferries will be owned by Port Imperial Ferry Co . in
Laborde Products has been chosen to be a SteyrMotors distributor, which Laborde says will help increase business and provide even better service for its customers.
Don't get hosed
Wait too long to replace a hose and you have a geyser of water, fuel, oil or sewage.
Author: Capt. Peter Squicciarini
September 2, 2014
Government-speak and Gulf OSVs
What exactly is the Coast Guard interim OSV size rule supposed to accomplish?
Author: Dr. William J. Pike
September 2, 2014
Will Mexico see more U.S. OSVs?
If Mexico's new oil reforms work, U.S. OSV operators will receive a nice boost and relocate more vessels to the region.
Author: David Krapf
August 28, 2014