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Video: USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors rescue fishermen from burning vessel


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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


Independent medical exams can fuel mistrust


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.



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

International Paint's Interfine 5703 shows excellent color and gloss retention after seven months in service.

Coat of Arms


An important component of any workboat, one that is often taken for granted until it looks like hell and you realize it can’t be ignored, is paint.   Continued »

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