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Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt helped rescue two fishermen from a burning boat early Monday morning off the east coast of Florida.
An important part of a successful voyage is the ability to make modifications once the vessel is underway.
A growing problem on the Western Rivers is vertical bridge clearance. It is always on the minds of passenger vessel operators like me that operate boats with tall stacks. However, vertical clearance is also becoming a problem for operators that haul containers and similar types of cargo with height issues.
In August, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finalized a plan to rejig its process for approving LNG exports, including the elimination of preliminary approvals by DOE.
After suffering through its worst month of the year in July, the WorkBoat Index recouped about a third of the losses in August. For the month, winners topped losers 20-11. In July, only one company was in the black.
Over 40 years ago when I worked in operations for Norfolk & Western Railway (since merged with Norfolk Southern) in train operations, coal was literally everywhere, including in your eyes, ears, nose and throat. Now it seems that coal has gone global.
Let’s talk about being dumped by your insurer.
Claimants in any maritime injury case usually undergo a mandatory medical exam. This holds true whether they’re a seamen under the Jones Act, shoreside personnel under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, passengers or simply visitors on board a vessel for a quick tour.
It’s not uncommon to repower older boats, especially those built 86 years ago.
An important component of any workboat, one that is often taken for granted until it looks like hell and you realize it can’t be ignored, is paint.
Don’t worry about falling oil prices — for now
Oil prices have been in the midst of a very bad run, falling about 25% since mid-June. But in the long run, the domestic deepwater market should continue to grow.
Author: David Krapf
October 21, 2014
Shipyards and mathematics
The lack of basic math skills is making it tougher to bring young adults into the shipbuilding industry.
Author: Ken Hocke
October 16, 2014