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The Navy will christen the future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) Jan. 10 in Mobile, Ala.
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.
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.
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.
The Coast Guard repatriated 121 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Monday interdicted in seven separate events in the past week.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Electronic surveillance and the mariner
Because the professional lives of mariners are so tightly controlled by the Coast Guard, they may be even more closely monitored than ordinary citizens.
Author: Capt. Max Hardberger
January 27, 2015
Keep the Jones Act
The Jones Act protects an industry that accounts for upward of 400,000 jobs and $36 billion in total economic activity.
Author: Sound Off
January 22, 2015