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Coast Guard releases Staten Island Ferry safety statistics

4/8/2014

The Staten Island Ferries have exceeded expectations in reporting of accidents, known as marine casualties, however minor.   Continued »

 
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Seastreak ferry accident due to captain's error, says NTSB

4/8/2014

The Seastreak Wall Street ferry accident that injured 80 was caused by the captain being unaware the propulsion system was in backup mode, the company’s “ineffective oversight of vessel operations” and passengers being allowed on stairwells while docking, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Tuesday.   Continued »

 
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Coast Guard reopens Mobile Ship Channel after vessel grounding

4/7/2014

The Coast Guard reopened the Mobile Ship Channel to all deep-draft commercial vessel traffic at approximately 5 p.m. Monday. The Coast Guard had restricted traffic at about 3 a.m. Monday after a vessel grounded between buoys 36 and 38.   Continued »

 
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Maritime heritage grants funded

4/7/2014

Marad's sale of obsolete ships is providing money for maritime heritage programs.   Continued »

 
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BSEE to fund research on oil spill response in drift ice

4/3/2014

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is investing up to $600,000 for targeted oil spill response research in drift ice conditions.   Continued »

 
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Barge rates fall as conditions improve

4/3/2014

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.   Continued »

 

House approves measure to ensure Coast Guard can carry out vital missions

4/3/2014

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.   Continued »

 

McCaul introduces bill to lift ban on Texas energy exports

4/3/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Three WorkBoat Questions for LSU's Dr. Michelle Boullion

4/3/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Coast Guard releases report on Kulluk grounding

4/3/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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