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July 2014 Mailbag

7/1/2014

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Zukunft is new Coast Guard commandant

Zukunft is new Coast Guard commandant

7/1/2014

Zukunft is new Coast Guard commandant   Continued »

 

July 2014 NEWS BITTS

7/1/2014

July 2014 NEWS BITTS   Continued »

 

ACL on wrong side of court decision in 2008 spill

7/1/2014

An appeals court has set back American Commercial Lines’ (ACL) efforts to get reimbursed for cleanup costs from a 2008 oil spill. The spill, which dumped more than 250,000 gals. of fuel into the Mississippi River at New Orleans, closed about 100 miles of the waterway for several days.   Continued »

 

WRDA gets approval from both houses

7/1/2014

The Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which is expected to set up a new strategy for funding and improving the U.S.’s aging inland waterways system, passed both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate in late May. The bill was expected to be signed by President Obama as WorkBoat went to press in early June.     Continued »

 

Program studies mariners’ sleep apnea

7/1/2014

Sleep apnea along with chronic heart disease and diabetes are among the most common medical issues that can delay a mariner’s application for credentials.   Continued »

 
The Hornblower Guardian at work near Niagara Falls.

Hornblower gets dual-purpose boat for Niagara Falls

7/1/2014

In June, the Hornblower Guardian, a new open-deck tour boat, began taking passengers out for wet rides around Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.     Continued »

 
The 140' crewboat Kimberly D.

New 5,200-hp crewboat for Florida operator

7/1/2014

Marine Transportation Services, a 40-year-old family-run owner, operator and builder of crewboats, has added a new vessel to its fleet.     Continued »

 
New 1,700-hp pushboat for Blessey will work on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

New 1,700-hp pushboat for Blessey Marine from Raymond & Associates

7/1/2014

Bayou La Batre, Ala.-based Raymond & Associates recently delivered a 76'×35'×11' inland pushboat to Harahan, La.-based Blessey Marine Services. The 1,700-hp Erin C Grenon, which has a maximum draft of 8'6", was designed by Sterling Marine, Gulf Breeze, Fla.     Continued »

 
The American Spirit is the first of four 75'x34', 2,000-hp, Z-drive canal boats for ACL from Steiner Shipyard.

BOATBUILDING BITTS

7/1/2014

July 2014 BOATBUILDING BITTS   Continued »

 
Featured Content
Can you be pro-development but anti-tar sands?
The city council of South Portland, Maine, has voted to ban tar sands from the city. Despite overwhelming support for the ban, I believe most city residents understand the importance of a working waterfront. Author: Melissa Wood
July 24, 2014
Lease sale for the Atlantic?
It's time to explore the waters off the Atlantic Coast for oil and gas.  Author: Ken Hocke
July 24, 2014
Mariner training and cybersecurity
A new computer-based cybersecurity training tool for mariners has been developed. Author: David Krapf
July 24, 2014
Martinac goes dark
After 90 years of building commercial vessels, one of Puget Sound's premier shipyards calls it quits. Author: Bruce Buls
July 22, 2014
It’s now March for towing vessel final rule
The towing vessel inspection final rule has been put off until March, but the new delay buys time for companies to prepare. Author: Kevin Gilheany
July 22, 2014

 
 
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