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The Staten Island Ferries have exceeded expectations in reporting of accidents, known as marine casualties, however minor.
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.
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.
Marad's sale of obsolete ships is providing money for maritime heritage programs.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is investing up to $600,000 for targeted oil spill response research in drift ice conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hurricane season looms ahead
Just the threat of a hurricane can cost Gulf of Mexico oil and gas interests a lot of money.
Author: Ken Hocke
April 24, 2014
Captains to the lifeboats
“Abandon ship!” is an order we all hope to never give or hear.
Author: Capt. Peter Squicciarini
April 22, 2014
Crude oil hub in Albany?
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is reportedly considering revisions that would specify Albany, N.Y., about 100 miles up the Hudson River from New York City, as a hub for deliveries of crude oil.
Author: Barry Parker
April 22, 2014
A sailor’s words
What you say in a maritime lawsuit is important.
Author: John K. Fulweiler
April 22, 2014