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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today published a final environmental review of geological and geophysical (G&G) survey activities off the Mid- and South Atlantic coast that establishes multiple mitigation measures designed to minimize the impacts to marine life while setting a path forward for survey activities that will update nearly four-decade-old data on offshore energy resources in the region.
Chicago-based Gatto Industrial Platers Inc. has hired Darron Kirkman to be transportation manager for the high-production metal finishing company, which specializes in zinc plating, zinc-nickel plating and aluminum chromate.
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has published a new technical report that provides recommendations on technologies, practices and fuels that control and reduce sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions.
Capt. Terri Bernstein of BB Riverboats in Newport, Ky., will serve as president of the Passenger Vessel Association for 2014. Association officers and board members were elected at the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2014 held in Houston in January.
Crowley Maritime Corp. has promoted Scott Hoggarth to vice president, West Coast harbor ship assist and tanker escort services. He has assumed new overall responsibilities for marine operations and engineering functions, as well as commercial results for Crowley’s tug services offered in major U.S. West Coast ports.
The board of commissioners for Louisiana’s Port of Greater Baton Rouge recently elected officers for 2014. Officers elected include Blaine Sheets, Ascension Parish, president; Clint Seneca, Iberville Parish, vice president; Corey Sarullo, Iberville Parish, secretary; and Bobby Watts, East Baton Rouge, treasurer.
After a three-month trial period, PDF versions of NOAA nautical charts will become a permanent product, free to the public.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay slows to a crawl as it moves from open water to a large patch of ice on Lake Michigan.
Harsh winter ice is playing havoc with commodities' movements on the Great Lakes and inland waterways.
Saturday, Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from the National Response Center at approximately 3:30 p.m. that a vessel collided with a tank barge as it transited along the river near Vacherie, La.
Watch out when busting loose
When breaking loose from a barge to transition from towing astern to pushing ahead, that’s when a captain and his vessel are most vulnerable to losing control.
Author: Joel Milton
March 6, 2014