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Mississippi reopens to all traffic after multiple vessel collision near New Orleans

8/14/2014

Coast Guard Captain of the Port, New Orleans, reopened the Mississippi River to all traffic yesterday afternoon after an area around the International Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT) between mile marker 96 and mile marker 98 had been reduced to one-way traffic due to a multiple vessel collision early Wednesday.   Continued »

 

Marine debris costs California residents millions, says NOAA

8/14/2014

Southern California residents lose millions of dollars each year avoiding littered, local beaches in favor of choosing cleaner beaches that are farther away and may cost more to reach, according to a new NOAA-funded Marine Debris Program economics study.   Continued »

 

Grain inspections resume after tentative labor agreement reached

8/14/2014

Just before midnight Monday evening, the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association reached a tentative labor agreement regarding grain operations at seven terminals in the Pacific Northwest, according to the most recent USDA Grain Transportation Report.   Continued »

 
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Triple vessel collision on the Lower Miss

8/14/2014

Late Tuesday evening, the Maltese-flagged 623'x105' bulk carrier Flag Gangos lost power and steering near mile marker 97.4 on the Lower Miss. River in New Orleans.   Continued »

 

Tug pilot killed after crane hits bridge

8/14/2014

The captain of a tugboat was killed after the crane on the barge he was pushing on the Industrial Canal in New Orleans slammed into the Florida Avenue Bridge then fell back onto the wheelhouse of the tug, according to WWL.   Continued »

 
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Video: Master Boat Builders launches DP-2 OSV Seacor Brave for Seacor Marine

8/12/2014

On July 31, the 201’x48’x18’, DP-2 OSV Seacor Brave was launched for Seacor Marine, one of a six-boat contract with Master Boat Builders.   Continued »

 
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Incat Crowther launches two new ferries for Sydney Harbour

8/12/2014

Incat Crowther has launched the Mary Reibey and Annabelle Rankin, the second and third in a series of 24m catamaran passenger ferries for Captain Cook Cruises.   Continued »

 

Coast Guard and Lake Carriers' Association sign mutual training agreement

8/12/2014

On Monday the Coast Guard 9th District and the Lake Carriers’ Association jointly signed a mutual training agreement that further promotes cooperation and education opportunities between the association’s 17 member companies that operate cargo vessels on the Great Lakes and the Coast Guard as their primary regulatory agency.   Continued »

 
A Canal-class towboat under construction at Eastern Shipbuilding.

FMT orders another inland towboat from Eastern

8/8/2014

Mandeville, La.-based Florida Marine Transporters has exercised an option to add one more 90’x32’x10’ Canal-class inland towboat to the five vessel program currently under contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group   Continued »

 
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VT Halter reaches milestones on four OSVs for Hornbeck

8/8/2014

Pascagoula, Miss.-based VT Halter Marine, a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, today announced four separate shipbuilding milestones for the offshore supply vessel Super 320 Program underway for Hornbeck Offshore Services.   Continued »

 
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