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The National Transportation Safety Board today released “Safer Seas 2013: Lessons Learned From Marine Accident Investigations,” a compilation of accident investigations that were published in 2013, organized by vessel type with links to the more detailed accident reports.
On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, America’s tugboat, towboat and barge industry is taking time today to remember the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives, and also to acknowledge the inspiring bravery shown by first responders and citizens on that tragic day. One of the most notable acts was the maritime evacuation of Lower Manhattan.
Carib Energy, a subsidiary of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Crowley Maritime, has been granted a 20-year, small-scale U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) export license for the supply, transportation and distribution of U.S.-sourced liquefied natural gas (LNG) into Non-Free Trade Agreement (NTFA) countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Kvichak Marine Industries, Seattle, Wash., was awarded a five year contract by the Coast Guard for the construction of 32’ Transportable Port Security Boats (TPSB) in 2011. Kvichak has delivered 52 vessels to date. The USCG recently awarded an additional seven vessels to the contract.
Yesterday at SMM in Hamburg, WorkBoat Editor-in-Chief David Krapf talked to Frank van der Vegt, manager of sales for ZF Marine’s commercial craft thruster systems. Vegt discussed ZF’s push into the U.S. inland towboat Z-drive market.
On Sept. 9, 2014, Eastern Shipbuilding Group delivered the Bravante VIII (Hull 158) to Boldini S.A., Bravante Group of Brazil.
On Sept. 4, at a shipyard in Romania, Damen Shipyards Galati launched the Mamola Reliance, the first of two Damen PSV 33000s on order for PROMAR.
In this video, a huge mobile crane places the five-blade ship propeller in front of the main entrance to the 2014 SMM international maritime trade fair.
Burger Boat Company launched the Arcticus, a 78' research vessel for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), on Aug. 29.
On Aug. 8, 2014, Eastern Shipbuilding Group christened and subsequently launched HOS Brass Ring (Hull 209) for Hornbeck Offshore Services.
Workboat sighted in Houma
Heading to Houma, La., to do a story on a new OSV at Gulf Island Marine Fabricators.
Author: Ken Hocke
October 1, 2014
Coast Guard casualty reporting confusion
A Passenger Vessel Association’s (PVA) regional meeting last week touched on an issue that’s near to every operator’s aspirin supply: Coast Guard casualty reporting requirements, specifically -- Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 2692.
Author: Dale DuPont
September 30, 2014
Digital selective calling
Digital Selective Calling technology can reduce the number of missed mayday calls.
Author: Joel Milton
September 30, 2014
Hamburg’s economic lifeline
Hamburg, the second biggest container port in Europe and the 11th largest in the world, is truly impressive.
Author: David Krapf
September 25, 2014