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Conrad delivers 300' deck barge to Gray Offshore

3/26/2014

Morgan City, La.-based Conrad Shipyard has delivered a 300'x100'xl9'10" ABS-classed ocean deck barge to Gray Offshore.   Continued »

 

Oregon terminal authorized to export LNG

3/25/2014

The Energy Department announced today that it has conditionally authorized Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States, from the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon.   Continued »

 
A normal yellowfin tuna larva not long after hatching (top), and a larva exposed to Deepwater Horizon crude oil during embryonic development (bottom)

Crude oil causes developmental abnormalities in large marine fish

3/25/2014

Crude oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster causes severe defects in the developing hearts of bluefin and yellowfin tunas, according to a new study by a team of NOAA and academic scientists.   Continued »

 
Sikuliaq departs the shipyard at Menominee River in Wisconsin to embark on five days of preliminary acceptance trials on Lake Michigan.

Ice-class research vessel completes preliminary acceptance trials

3/25/2014

The National Science Foundation's ice-capable research vessel Sikuliaq conducted preliminary acceptance trials on the Great Lakes at the end of February, and NSF planners hope to have her in the Washington, D.C., area for a summer visit while completing the remainder of her testing along the east coast.   Continued »

 
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Video: Oil spill blocks Houston Ship Channel

3/25/2014

Saturday afternoon a collision between the bulk carrier Summer Wind and a 300'x54'x12' barge, towed by the motor vessel Miss Susan, resulted in the release of approximately 168,000 gals. of bunker fuel in the Houston Ship Channel.   Continued »

 
A Coast Guard response boat patrols the Kirby Barge 27706 during clean up efforts near Texas City Dike, March 23, 2014.

Oil spill in Houston Ship Channel after barge collision

3/24/2014

Saturday afternoon a collision between the bulk carrier Summer Wind and a barge, towed by the motor vessel Miss Susan, resulted in the release of approximately 168,000 gals. of bunker fuel in the Houston Ship Channel.     Continued »

 
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State leaders christen the first Olympic class ferry at Vigor

3/21/2014

State elected, transportation and manufacturing leaders convened on March 20 to celebrate the christening of the state’s first 144-car Olympic class ferry, the Tokitae, at Vigor Industrial’s shipyard in Seattle.   Continued »

 
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Leevac launches PSV for Aries Marine Corporation

3/21/2014

Leevac Shipyards Jennings launched the Ram Nation on Tuesday, March 18.   Continued »

 
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Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sales garner $872 million

3/20/2014

Yesterday’s oil and gas lease sales for federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico garnered over $872 million in high bids on 329 tracts covering 1,707,358 acres.   Continued »

 
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Video: Captain on the bow of the Queen Mary 2

3/20/2014

Behind the scenes of a photo shoot to capture the image of Captain Kevin Oprey on the bow of the Queen Mary 2.   Continued »

 
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