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July 2014 BOATBUILDING BITTS
What’s better than good vibrations? How about no vibrations? That’s what crews are feeling on two Mississippi River towboats equipped with a system that eliminates almost all shaking and rattling.
The Passenger Vessel Association has produced a template for passenger vessel operators to use in writing a non tank-vessel response plan (NTVRP) to meet Coast Guard regulatory requirements.
Lockport, La.-based Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the Raymond Evans, the 10th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued the report of its investigation of the allision of the tow of the towing vessel Dale A. Heller with the Marseilles Dam on the Illinois River last April.
In this time-lapse video, the Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle is hauled out and undergoes repairs at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Feb. 15, 2010.
The National Park Service, in partnership with the Maritime Administration, this week announced the availability of approximately $1.7 million in grant funding through its Maritime Heritage Program for projects that teach about and/or preserve sites and objects related to our nation’s maritime history.
A collision between the towing vessel Dixie Courage and a pleasure craft caused one of the involved boats to sink, presenting a possible hazard to navigation and causing a temporary closure of a two-mile stretch of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Sunday.
In this video, Chief Petty Officer Joel M. Sayers, an aviation survival technician from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, is lowered from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter onto the deck of a 47' Motor Lifeboat outside the Columbia River Bar entrance, June 20, 2014.
Coast Guard and Washington State Ferry crews rescued a man who fell overboard from his vessel in the vicinity of Elliott Bay Marina, Monday.
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
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