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The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the probable cause of the fire and explosions involving towing vessel Safety Runner and Kirby barges 28182 and 28194 was the failure of the ORC Facility to isolate tank-cleaning operations from sources of ignition.
Eastern Shipbuilding Group has delivered HOS Black Foot (Hull 206) to Hornbeck Offshore Services.
Furuno has introduced the new NavPilot 711C Autopilot system, which provides boating customers with an all-new vivid, sunlight viewable, color LCD display, integrated within a compact, single-DIN Control Unit.
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has been selected by the New York Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) to design a new class of ferries that will operate between the boroughs of Staten Island and Manhattan.
The 144'x33' paddlewheeler Tahoe Queen, ran aground in the vicinity of Tahoe Keys, Calif., Monday afternoon. Approximately 296 passengers were evacuated by Coast Guard and other response agencies.
In this installment of Three WorkBoat Questions, Eric Geibel, director, special programs, Swiftships, Morgan City, La., discusses what sets his yard apart from other small- to medium-sized boatbuilders and what vessels are currently under construction at Swiftships.
On Friday, Pascagoula, Miss.-based VT Halter Marine, a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, announced new contracts to build two 130' articulated tug-barge (ATB) tugs for Bouchard Transportation.
Todd Hornbeck, the chief executive of Hornbeck Offshore Services, is still bullish on the Gulf of Mexico’s long-term prospects.
Major pollution incidents usually result in legislative and/or regulatory actions to help prevent or minimize the chance of similar events occurring in the future.
Over the last few years, there has been a lot of talk about the rising costs of placing and maintaining fixed aids to navigation (ATONs) on our nation’s waterways. With it, there have been discussions about electronic or virtual aids to navigation as a viable option to replace aging fixed aids.
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
Has the Coast Guard gone international?
I am increasingly concerned with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). It’s not about the group’s regulation of international vessels but with the potential impact that emerging IMO rules might have on domestic U.S. vessel operators and mariners. The Coast Guard
Author: Capt. Alan Bernstein
August 28, 2014
Wood boats, aluminum boats and Port Townsend
It's still summer, still a good time to be on the water, whether for work or pleasure. Last week, I got a chance to do both at the same time.
Author: Bruce Buls
August 26, 2014
What’s next for shipping assets?
Theories on optimal ownership structures for capital assets are like the shipping markets — they go in cycles. Since workboats are often ancillary to some larger business mission, I am always scanning the business news for clues about company architecture.
Author: Barry Parker
August 26, 2014