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The crew of Coast Guard cutter Terrapin, homeported in Bellingham, returned Monday after a Pacific patrol to support counter drug operations off Southern California.
Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Fla., recieves a new 29' Response Boat - Small II. The RB-S II will be replacing the 25' Response Boat Small as part of the service's plan to standardize and revitalize its shore-based fleet.
Just like the grounding of the North Cape and Scandia in 1996, in many ways the tug Charlene Hunt followed that well-worn path of incomplete, poor or nonexistent voyage-planning that has condemned many other voyages.
On Oct. 18 the Belle of Louisville will turn 100 years old. To mark this significant milestone, Louisville, Ky., will play host to the “Centennial Festival of Riverboats.”
After disappointing results in Alaska including Shell’s drilling hiccup, oil and gas companies are abandoning the area.
The WorkBoat Composite Index had its worst month of the year in July, shedding 146 points. The 7.6% loss represents only the second down month of the year for the Index. For the month, the only company to gain ground was Northrop Grumman. The other 30 issues were in the red.
Growth in U.S. electricity demand has seen several long-term trends that many thought were stable. However, unexpected reductions in yearly growth rates of electricity consumption have caused considerable angst in this capital-intensive industry. This includes suppliers such as the barge industry.
Here are a few important things I discuss with my clients during a typical month:
In the marine industry the physical requirements are demanding and the pressure to perform can be intense.
Mostly, vessel doors are designed around the movement and protection of people. But some doors, like on some ferries, are designed and built to protect vehicles and cargo.
Workboat sighted in Houma
Heading to Houma, La., to do a story on a new OSV at Gulf Island Marine Fabricators.
Author: Ken Hocke
October 1, 2014
Coast Guard casualty reporting confusion
A Passenger Vessel Association’s (PVA) regional meeting last week touched on an issue that’s near to every operator’s aspirin supply: Coast Guard casualty reporting requirements, specifically -- Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 2692.
Author: Dale DuPont
September 30, 2014
Digital selective calling
Digital Selective Calling technology can reduce the number of missed mayday calls.
Author: Joel Milton
September 30, 2014
Hamburg’s economic lifeline
Hamburg, the second biggest container port in Europe and the 11th largest in the world, is truly impressive.
Author: David Krapf
September 25, 2014