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Video: 10 injured in San Francisco ferry allision

10/14/2014

The Coast Guard is investigating an allision that occurred when the ferry Peralta struck a piling at Pier 41 in San Francisco Sunday evening.   Continued »

 
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Panama Canal receives last tugboat of new fleet

10/14/2014

The Panama Canal received today Cerro Ancon, the last of the 14 tractor tugs of its new fleet.   Continued »

 

Coast Guard responds to two vessels sinking near Mobile Ship Channel

10/14/2014

The Coast Guard is responding to two sunken vessels in Mobile Ship Channel north of Gaillard Island, Tuesday.   Continued »

 
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Harvey Gulf expands into Mexico

10/10/2014

Harvey Gulf International Marine is pleased to announce it has established Harvey Gulf International Marine de Mexico S.A.P.I. de C.V.   Continued »

 
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Video: Onboard a sinking ship

10/9/2014

Onboard cameras captured the sinking of the Pocahontas outside Lake Worth inlet in February of 2013.   Continued »

 
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New patrol vessel designed for recreational boating safety officers

10/9/2014

Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have partnered to create a patrol vessel designed for the recreational boating safety (RBS) patrol officer and maritime first responders.   Continued »

 

Coast Guard issues safety alerts to reduce barge collisions and explosions

10/9/2014

Within the U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District alone, marine casualty data indicates that over the past 12 years, 44 recreational vessels have struck (allided) moored barges within barge fleets, resulting in 26 fatalities and 44 injuries.   Continued »

 
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Austal opens San Diego operations office

10/9/2014

On Oct. 8, Austal celebrated the opening of their San Diego, Calif., operations office with a ribbon cutting ceremony.   Continued »

 

Widespread rains cause barge rate decrease

10/9/2014

As of Oct. 7, widespread rains delayed harvest in the Midwest and caused barge rates for export grain to drop 10 to 19% at principle inland origins, according to the most recent USDA Grain Transportation Report.   Continued »

 

IWBS 2014 Home Page

10/8/2014

 If it happens at IWBS 2014, you'll find it here.   Continued »

 
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Shipyard gets back to its survey vessel roots
On Monday, I bopped over to Gulfport, Miss., about 90 minutes from New Orleans, for the commissioning of a new 82' survey vessel built by Geo Shipyard in New Iberia, La. Author: David Krapf
October 30, 2014
Breakaway barge likely to winter on ice
The owner of a barge drifting in the Beaufort Sea hasn't been able to find any nearby tugs to rescue the vessel so it is likely to become locked-in by sea ice. Author: Leslie Taylor
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Do Coast Guard transfers create an ‘experience vacuum’?
I feel that the Coast Guard should devise a system that would preserve knowledge and maintain continuity without undercutting the career advancement of its personnel. Author: Capt. Alan Bernstein
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Shell requests lease extensions in the Arctic
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October 28, 2014
Vessel operators and foreign corrupt practices
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