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Just as the Maritime Administration moves forward on creating a national maritime strategy that supporters say should endorse marine highways, a new study says such links between coastal ports and waterways remain too costly to be viable.
Atlantic Towing has selected newly-designed, ice-strengthened PSV 5000 vessels from Damen Shipyards Group to meet its 10-year offshore support contract with ExxonMobil Canada Properties and Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC).
This week, research vessel Nautilus deployed ROV Hercules to examine what researchers believed to be a 500 foot-long shipwreck. After a survey of the vessel, the wreck was identified as USS Peterson, a Spruance-class destroyer built in the mid-1970s and sunk in 2004 by the U.S. Navy during weapons testing operations.
A retired Navy official who started a second career working for defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) pleaded guilty in federal court last week, admitting that he and others overcharged the Navy by up to $2.5 million for port services to American ships and then used some of the proceeds to treat Navy officials to lavish dinners, cocktails and entertainment.
Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, yesterday pushed for more offshore energy production as the Department of the Interior (DOI) begins to draft its new five-year offshore energy plan.
Vigor Fab has been awarded a contract to build a fireboat for the San Francisco Fire Department. Construction of the 88’x’25x’14’ vessel will begin this fall in Seattle.
Nearly 80,000 acres offshore Maryland will be offered for commercial wind energy development in an Aug. 19, 2014, competitive lease sale, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank announced yesterday.
The USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) and the US Coast Guard Eagle head out to Castle Island for the Constitution's annual turnaround.
American Cruise Lines announced Tuesday the successful launch of the new paddlewheeler being built for the Mississippi River at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Md.
The Coast Guard announced Wednesday the publication of the final rule finalizing changes to the inland navigation rules and their annexes in 33 Code of Federal Regulations parts 83 through 88.
Finding tomorrow’s welders
It is no easy task for shipyards to find, train and retain good welders. But there is hope.
Author: David Krapf
July 29, 2014
Can you be pro-development but anti-tar sands?
The city council of South Portland, Maine, has voted to ban tar sands from the city. Despite overwhelming support for the ban, I believe most city residents understand the importance of a working waterfront.
Author: Melissa Wood
July 24, 2014