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Video: Signet Polaris


The Signet Polaris is a 105'×38'×17'8", 6,800-hp tug built by Patti Marine Enterprises for or Signet Maritime Corp. at its Pensacola, Fla., shipyard.      Continued »


Know your road rules


So you think you know the Rules of the Road, as in the 72 COLREGS and the Nav Rules?   Continued »


Sharing the waterways


Summer will soon be in full swing, and for operators of commercial vessels on the waterways that means the return of recreational boaters en masse. In Cincinnati, it appears the seasonal migration of boaters to the Ohio River has grown.   Continued »


Earnings reports point to a slowdown offshore


Several quarterly earnings reports released in May appear to support projections that a downturn in the offshore drilling market, especially in deepwater, looms. The question is how serious will the downturn be?   Continued »


Index unchanged in May


The WorkBoat Composite Index treaded water again in May, gaining less than four points.   Continued »


Coal: A dirty business


Some of the dirtiest U.S. coal deposits with the highest sulfur and ash content, which are the least desirable for domestic consumption, come from Illinois, Indiana and parts of Kentucky.   Continued »


Communication is key


Communication. We do it in so many ways that sometimes we need to step back and think about what we are really trying to convey and how we are going about it.   Continued »


Independent contractors and injuries


Independent contractors are widely used in the maritime industry. Contractors can often do things in a turnkey manner, carry their own insurance, use their own equipment and reduce a company’s liability in some instances.   Continued »


New stuff: VHF radio with GPS BUILT IN AND small radar with multispeed antenna


A couple of recently introduced electronics products could be good additions to the wheelhouse of a small commercial workboat or serve as backups on larger workboats.   Continued »

The GX2200 VHF from Standard Horizon features a built-in GPS receiver.

Stronger Backbone


The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) represents major marine electronics manufacturers such as Furuno and Simrad, as well as marine electronics dealerships around the U.S.    Continued »

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