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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Will Mexico see more U.S. OSVs?
If Mexico's new oil reforms work, U.S. OSV operators will receive a nice boost and relocate more vessels to the region.
Author: David Krapf
August 28, 2014
Has the Coast Guard gone international?
I am increasingly concerned with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). It’s not about the group’s regulation of international vessels but with the potential impact that emerging IMO rules might have on domestic U.S. vessel operators and mariners. The Coast Guard
Author: Capt. Alan Bernstein
August 28, 2014
Wood boats, aluminum boats and Port Townsend
It's still summer, still a good time to be on the water, whether for work or pleasure. Last week, I got a chance to do both at the same time.
Author: Bruce Buls
August 26, 2014
What’s next for shipping assets?
Theories on optimal ownership structures for capital assets are like the shipping markets — they go in cycles. Since workboats are often ancillary to some larger business mission, I am always scanning the business news for clues about company architecture.
Author: Barry Parker
August 26, 2014