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SIGNET ARCTURUS, SIGNET POLARIS SPECIFICATIONS

7/1/2014

July 2014 SIGNET ARCTURUS, SIGNET POLARIS SPECIFICATIONS   Continued »

 
The big bow fender, supplied by Schuyler, is needed for LNG and other work.

The I’s Have It

7/1/2014

Signet Maritime has been more than happy with the highly maneuverable and efficient Signet Weatherly built at its Mississippi yard in 2012. The 4,720-hp Robert Allan Ltd. RAmparts 3200-class ocean towing and escort tug and its 61 MT of bollard pull have exceeded expectations.   Continued »

 

Vigor expands by merging with Oregon Iron

7/1/2014

Oregon Iron Works (OIW) and Vigor Industrial, two of Oregon’s largest industrial companies, moved to officially join forces in May with the expectation that their combined facilities and capabilities will provide additional growth opportunities.   Continued »

 
Leevac entered the repair business about a year ago.

Cashing In

7/1/2014

U.S. shipyards are enjoying another year of good health — as in healthy orderbooks.   Continued »

 

No boom to bust this time

7/1/2014

In his annual shipyard report a year ago, Senior Editor Ken Hocke reported that yards were bursting at the seams with OSVs and other vessels.   Continued »

 
The plan is to eventually go national with the wireless network, with coverage along the Ohio and Lower Mississippi rivers.

Wireless Waterways

7/1/2014

The Port of Pittsburgh is pioneering an innovative broadband wireless network that it says will improve efficiency, communications, and navigational safety on the nation’s inland rivers.   Continued »

 

July 2014 Mailbag

7/1/2014

July 2014 Mailbag   Continued »

 
Zukunft is new Coast Guard commandant

Zukunft is new Coast Guard commandant

7/1/2014

Zukunft is new Coast Guard commandant   Continued »

 

July 2014 NEWS BITTS

7/1/2014

July 2014 NEWS BITTS   Continued »

 

ACL on wrong side of court decision in 2008 spill

7/1/2014

An appeals court has set back American Commercial Lines’ (ACL) efforts to get reimbursed for cleanup costs from a 2008 oil spill. The spill, which dumped more than 250,000 gals. of fuel into the Mississippi River at New Orleans, closed about 100 miles of the waterway for several days.   Continued »

 
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