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NOAA, Coast Guard join to preserve historic World War I shipwreck

10/7/2014

NOAA, with assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, will manage the historic wreck of Diamond Shoal Lightship No. 71, the only American lightship to be sunk by enemy action during World War I.   Continued »

 
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Video: WorkBoat Strategic Leadership Development Program

10/7/2014

Michelle Boullion, associate director, and Robin Kistler, director, Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, Executive Education at Louisiana State University discuss the first three days of the WorkBoat Strategic Leadership Development Program held recently on the campus of LSU.   Continued »

 

NTSB releases report on research vessel sinking

10/7/2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued the report of its investigation of the sinking of the oceanographic research vessel Seaprobe in the Gulf of Mexico on Jan. 18, 2013.   Continued »

 
USNS Trenton (JHSV-5) is rolled out at Austal USA in September 2014

Austal launches fifth Joint High Speed Vessel

10/2/2014

On Sept. 30, 2014, Austal USA successfully completed the launch process of Trenton (JHSV 5) — the second Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) launched by Austal in 2014.   Continued »

 

Conrad Shipyard to build LNG membrane tanks with GTT tech

10/2/2014

GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) (ISIN FR0011726835 Euronext Paris: GTT), via its US subsidiary GTT North America, announced this week the signing of an agreement with Conrad Shipyard, Morgan City, La., for the future production of LNG membrane tanks using GTT's technology.   Continued »

 

Wisconsin boatbuilder SkipperLiner closes again

10/2/2014

SkipperLiner, a La Crosse, Wisc.-based boatbuilder, ceased operations last week, the La Crosse Tribune reported. The company had closed once in April 2010 and reopened under new ownership six months later.   Continued »

 
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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 »

 
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