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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 »

 
ACL‘s first 2,000-hp Z-drive from Steiner, the American Way, was christened in May.

Quiet Time

7/1/2014

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.   Continued »

 

Non tank-vessel response plan template from PVA

6/30/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Bollinger delivers 10th FRC to the Coast Guard

6/26/2014

Lockport, La.-based Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the Raymond Evans, the 10th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard.   Continued »

 
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NTSB issues report on Illinois River dam allision

6/26/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Video: Repairs to Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle

6/26/2014

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.     Continued »

 

$1.7 million in grants available for maritime preservation projects

6/25/2014

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.   Continued »

 

Kirby towboat collides with pleasure craft

6/24/2014

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.   Continued »

 
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Video: Coast Guard rescue swimmer lowered onto deck of fast moving boat

6/24/2014

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.   Continued »

 

Man overboard rescued by Washington state ferry crew

6/24/2014

Coast Guard and Washington State Ferry crews rescued a man who fell overboard from his vessel in the vicinity of Elliott Bay Marina, Monday.   Continued »

 
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