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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.
Recently, several mariners contacted me about the difficulties they are having with license processing at the National Maritime Center (NMC) in West Virginia.
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.”
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
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).
Appeals Court rules against lower court's ruling in Bollinger case
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.
Galliano, La.-based Edison Chouest Offshore has acquired Bollinger Shipyards.
Yesterday the Navy awarded a contract for the towing and dismantling of the decommissioned aircraft carrier Ranger (CV 61) to International Shipbreaking, Ltd.
A man was rescued by Coast Guard aircrews after his plane crashed approximately five miles east of South Bimini, Bahamas, Monday afternoon.
Electronic surveillance and the mariner
Because the professional lives of mariners are so tightly controlled by the Coast Guard, they may be even more closely monitored than ordinary citizens.
Author: Capt. Max Hardberger
January 27, 2015
Keep the Jones Act
The Jones Act protects an industry that accounts for upward of 400,000 jobs and $36 billion in total economic activity.
Author: Sound Off
January 22, 2015