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The Georgia Ports Authority opened calendar year 2014 with a strong January, achieving gains of 12.5 percent in twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and 7.3 percent in overall tonnage, compared to January 2013.
Sea-Fire Marine welcomes Onward Shipyard Supply to its network of distributors. Meeting the needs of both recreational and commercial applications, Texas-based Onward Shipyard Supply serves domestic and foreign marine service companies and shipyards.
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent a letter today to both U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx requesting that they continue to assist New Jersey with receiving a critical supply of rock salt.
In this video, two Coast Guard lifeboats practice training maneuvers in 18' seas near Eureka, Calif.
Transportation fatalities in the United States increased by three percent in 2012 from 2011, according to preliminary figures released last week by the National Transportation Safety Board.
The Transportation Security Administration has begun the second phase of implementing a one-visit program for TWIC applicants, but the program won’t become fully operational nationwide until later this year.
On Feb. 19, Washington state’s Environmental Protection Agency gave official notice of its intent to establish a No Discharge Zone for Puget Sound from the Canadian border to the southern end of the Sound.
Progress on a final Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill has slowed, but there have been advances on resolving some of the most contentious issues and a compromise bill should be wrapped up in the next month or so.
The U.S. Navy, in partnership with other federal and local agencies, removed heavy oil, diesel fuel and batteries from the Japanese commercial fishing vessel Daiki Maru 7 that ran aground in outer Apra Harbor on Feb. 13.
On Feb. 4, Eastern Shipbuilding Group delivered of the Capt. Troy J. Hotard (Hull 186) to Mandeville, La.-based Florida Marine Transporters. The 90'x32'x10' vessel is the 56th inland towboat constructed by Eastern for Florida Marine.
Watch out when busting loose
When breaking loose from a barge to transition from towing astern to pushing ahead, that’s when a captain and his vessel are most vulnerable to losing control.
Author: Joel Milton
March 6, 2014