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10/8/2014

 If it happens at IWBS 2014, you'll find it here.   Continued »

 
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Coast Guard rescues man from hydro bubble

10/7/2014

A man was rescued from his hydro pod bubble 70 nautical miles east of St. Augustine, Fla., by a Coast Guard search-and-rescue crew from Air Station Clearwater Saturday morning.   Continued »

 

U.S. initiates prototype system to gauge national marine biodiversity

10/7/2014

NOAA, NASA and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have joined together to support three demonstration projects that will lay the foundation for the first national network to monitor marine biodiversity at scales ranging from microbes to whales.   Continued »

 
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NOAA, Coast Guard join to preserve historic World War I shipwreck

10/7/2014

NOAA, with assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, will manage the historic wreck of Diamond Shoal Lightship No. 71, the only American lightship to be sunk by enemy action during World War I.   Continued »

 
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Video: WorkBoat Strategic Leadership Development Program

10/7/2014

Michelle Boullion, associate director, and Robin Kistler, director, Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, Executive Education at Louisiana State University discuss the first three days of the WorkBoat Strategic Leadership Development Program held recently on the campus of LSU.   Continued »

 

NTSB releases report on research vessel sinking

10/7/2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued the report of its investigation of the sinking of the oceanographic research vessel Seaprobe in the Gulf of Mexico on Jan. 18, 2013.   Continued »

 
USNS Trenton (JHSV-5) is rolled out at Austal USA in September 2014

Austal launches fifth Joint High Speed Vessel

10/2/2014

On Sept. 30, 2014, Austal USA successfully completed the launch process of Trenton (JHSV 5) — the second Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) launched by Austal in 2014.   Continued »

 

Conrad Shipyard to build LNG membrane tanks with GTT tech

10/2/2014

GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) (ISIN FR0011726835 Euronext Paris: GTT), via its US subsidiary GTT North America, announced this week the signing of an agreement with Conrad Shipyard, Morgan City, La., for the future production of LNG membrane tanks using GTT's technology.   Continued »

 

Wisconsin boatbuilder SkipperLiner closes again

10/2/2014

SkipperLiner, a La Crosse, Wisc.-based boatbuilder, ceased operations last week, the La Crosse Tribune reported. The company had closed once in April 2010 and reopened under new ownership six months later.   Continued »

 
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New ATB planned for coastal shipping between Maine and New York

10/2/2014

The Maine Port Authority and McAllister Towing and Transportation Company, with the support of the United States Maritime Administration (Marad), have released preliminary vessel and service designs for a coastal shipping service to operate between the Port of Portland, Maine, and the Port of New York/New Jersey.   Continued »

 
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Shipyard gets back to its survey vessel roots
On Monday, I bopped over to Gulfport, Miss., about 90 minutes from New Orleans, for the commissioning of a new 82' survey vessel built by Geo Shipyard in New Iberia, La. Author: David Krapf
October 30, 2014
Breakaway barge likely to winter on ice
The owner of a barge drifting in the Beaufort Sea hasn't been able to find any nearby tugs to rescue the vessel so it is likely to become locked-in by sea ice. Author: Leslie Taylor
October 30, 2014
Do Coast Guard transfers create an ‘experience vacuum’?
I feel that the Coast Guard should devise a system that would preserve knowledge and maintain continuity without undercutting the career advancement of its personnel. Author: Capt. Alan Bernstein
October 30, 2014
Shell requests lease extensions in the Arctic
In a letter from Shell to BSEE, Shell says it hasn’t been able to complete its exploratory Arctic drilling due to factors beyond its control.   Author: Bruce Buls
October 28, 2014
Vessel operators and foreign corrupt practices
It can be easy to view corruption as just part of the cost of doing business. There is even a view that corruption is business friendly since it sometimes greases the wheels of obstructive bureaucracy. Author: Capt. Max Hardberger
October 28, 2014

 
 
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