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NTSB releases report on fire and explosions aboard towboat and Kirby barges

8/7/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Eastern delivers HOS Black Foot to Hornbeck

8/7/2014

Eastern Shipbuilding Group has delivered HOS Black Foot (Hull 206) to Hornbeck Offshore Services.   Continued »

 
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Furuno introduces refreshed NavPilot with color display

8/6/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Elliott Bay to design new Staten Island ferries

8/5/2014

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.   Continued »

 

Tahoe Queen runs aground

8/5/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Video: Three WorkBoat questions for Swiftships' Eric Geibel

8/5/2014

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.   Continued »

 

VT Halter to build two ATB tugs for Bouchard

8/4/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Hornbeck earnings up, bullish on the Gulf

8/1/2014

Todd Hornbeck, the chief executive of Hornbeck Offshore Services, is still bullish on the Gulf of Mexico’s long-term prospects.   Continued »

 

Voyage planning — Part I

8/1/2014

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.   Continued »

 

Go slow on the use of virtual aids to navigation

8/1/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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