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Union members approve Ingalls contract extension

12/2/2014

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced yesterday that the Pascagoula Metal Trades Council (PMTC) and local chapters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), United Federation of Special Police and Security Officers (UFSPSO) and Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) approved an extension of the collective bargaining agreement with the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division.   Continued »

 

BOEM publishes environmental assessment for Virginia offshore wind research

12/2/2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) yesterday announced the publication of its environmental assessment (EA) of proposed wind energy related research activities offshore Virginia.   Continued »

 
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Video: Coast Guard rescues three from vessel taking on water

12/2/2014

Last week Coast Guard crews assisted three people after their vessel began taking on water three miles west of the Columbia River entrance.   Continued »

 
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Capt. Phillips keynote to kick off day one

12/2/2014

Capt. Richard Phillips will deliver the keynote address today at the 35th edition of the International WorkBoat Show. Phillips will deliver his remarks at 11:30 a.m. at the Keynote Stage.   Continued »

 
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Crude oil and tank barge demand among top stories

12/2/2014

One of the top news stories of 2014 is the effect crude oil production increases due to hydraulic fracking have had on domestic inland barge companies.   Continued »

 
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First of four OSVs from BAE for Jackson Offshore

12/2/2014

When a radical hull design and unconventional tankage offered a new company the chance to break through the “liquidmud-to-deadweight-ratio” barriers, Jackson Offshore Operators LLC took it.   Continued »

 

Beier Radio and Sentinel move to new facility along central Gulf Coast

12/2/2014

Beier Radio and Sentinel are now operating at a new 20-acre facility in Gray, La., along the central Gulf coast near Houma, La. In addition, Beier Radio’s corporate office for administration and sales has moved from Belle Chasse, La., to Mandeville, La., just north of New Orleans.   Continued »

 

Simrad AP70 has six work settings

12/2/2014

Continuing to build on its legacy of producing state-of-the-art, high-performance autopilots, the IMO-complaint Simrad AP70 is adaptive to wind and wave conditions and provides complete heading and course control for a wide range of vessels.   Continued »

 

Fairbanks Morse engine drive solutions

12/2/2014

Fairbanks Morse is the critical power solutions expert and a strategic partner and a trusted source for application-specific, fuel-flexible power systems that deliver optimal performance in mission critical applications.   Continued »

 

Caterpillar bundled repair solutions

12/2/2014

Cat Bundled Repair Solutions are specifically designed to simplify ordering, eliminate errors and reduce costs. Each solution was built to be customized so you companies only purchase the parts they need.   Continued »

 
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