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January 2015 Significant Boats

1/1/2015

At the International WorkBoat Show held in New Orleans, the editors of WorkBoat magazine presented awards to the owners, designers and builders of 2014’s 10 Significant Boats. Also, for the first time, we selected the Boat of the Year from among the 10 winners. The 2014 Boat of the Year is the offshore refueling vessel Great Expectations, jointly owned by John W. Stone Oil Distributor and Edison Chouest Offshore and built at ECO’s La Ship. Below are descriptions, specifications and photos of each award winner.   Continued »

 

Mariners continue to have licensing problems

1/1/2015

Recently, several mariners contacted me about the difficulties they are having with license processing at the National Maritime Center (NMC) in West Virginia.   Continued »

 

Faith-based towing — Part II

1/1/2015

So what exactly is faith-based towing? According to Merriam-Webster, faith may be defined as a “firm belief in something for which there is no proof.”   Continued »

 

New proof of citizenship requirements for TWIC applicants

12/30/2014

Starting on July 1, 2015, Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) applicants who were born in the United States, and who claim U.S. citizenship, must provide documents to prove their citizenship   Continued »

 

Coast Guard proposes rule to improve seafarers' access to maritime facilities

12/30/2014

The Federal Register Monday published a notice of proposed rulemaking by the U.S. Coast Guard to implement section 811 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-281).   Continued »

 

Ruling that favored Bollinger Shipyards thrown out

12/27/2014

Appeals Court rules against lower court's ruling in Bollinger case   Continued »

 
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The cost of a lock closing

12/23/2014

Closing the northernmost lock on the Mississippi River will mean fewer jobs and more costly truck traffic and likely have little impact on Asian carp travel plans.   Continued »

 
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Edison Chouest acquires Bollinger Shipyards

12/23/2014

Galliano, La.-based Edison Chouest Offshore has acquired Bollinger Shipyards.   Continued »

 

Navy awards contract for aircraft carrier Ranger dismantling

12/23/2014

Yesterday the Navy awarded a contract for the towing and dismantling of the decommissioned aircraft carrier Ranger (CV 61) to International Shipbreaking, Ltd.   Continued »

 

Coast Guard rescues man in Bahamas after plane crashes in ocean

12/23/2014

A man was rescued by Coast Guard aircrews after his plane crashed approximately five miles east of South Bimini, Bahamas, Monday afternoon.   Continued »

 
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