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Navy to christen fifth Joint High Speed Vessel

1/8/2015

The Navy will christen the future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) Jan. 10 in Mobile, Ala.   Continued »

 

Offshore wind farm support vessel market to reach $3 Billion by 2020, report says

1/8/2015

The offshore wind turbine and foundation installation vessel market is expected to register substantial growth between 2014 and 2020, according to a new market research report by Reportstack.   Continued »

 

Fuel prices continue to fall due to robust global production

1/8/2015

Diesel fuel prices fell 8 cents per gallon to $3.14 during the week ending Jan. 5 and fuel prices have fallen 47 cents per gal. over the past 5 weeks, according to the USDA Grain Transportation Report.   Continued »

 

Coastie convicted, sentenced in assault case

1/6/2015

A Coast Guardsman was sentenced by military judge to five months confinement and a bad conduct discharge for assault in a special court martial at the Coast Guard 9th District in Cleveland, Monday.   Continued »

 
  Cuban migrants sail a rustic vessel south of Key West, Florida, Jan. 1, 2015. The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk interdicted the 24 Cuban migrants and were later repatriated to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Coast Guard repatriates 121 Cuban migrants interdicted at sea in past week

1/6/2015

The Coast Guard repatriated 121 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Monday interdicted in seven separate events in the past week.   Continued »

 
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Video: High-speed pursuit

1/6/2015

In the winner of the Coast Guard's top video competition, ride along with Coast Guard crews from south Texas as they conduct high-speed pursuit training.   Continued »

 
The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw breaks ice at the lower approach to the MacArthur Lock at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. March 13. Ice breaking operations began this week on the Great Lakes to prepare for the 2013 shipping season.

Great Lakes deep freeze cost economy $705 million

1/6/2015

The seemingly glacial ice that brought shipping on the Great Lakes to a virtual standstill last winter cost the economy more than $700 million and nearly 4,000 jobs and has prompted Lake Carriers’ Association to call for construction of a second heavy icebreaker to partner with the Coast Guard’s Mackinaw to keep the shipping lanes open in the harshest of conditions.   Continued »

 

Longshoremen labor negotiations to continue under federal mediation

1/6/2015

Allison Beck, acting director of the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, issued the following statement yesterday on the labor negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA).   Continued »

 

Oil prices dive … again

1/1/2015

As they say in Texas, this ain’t my first rodeo. Oil prices are on the skids again. For me, it’s the fifth time in memory. I would like to say that it will get better soon and that little harm will be done, but experience tells me no.   Continued »

 

Stocks of operators get hammered again

1/1/2015

The WorkBoat Composite Index was only off about 10 points in November, but that masked the big story. After treading water in October, operators lost 58 points, or 13%, in November.   Continued »

 
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