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Secretary of State John Kerry last week announced that the State Department will soon have a special representative for the Arctic Region, a high-level official of stature who will play a critical role in advancing American interests in the Arctic Region.
New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International Marine (HGIM) announced today the ground breaking of construction on its $25 million Phase 1, Slip B, LNG fueling facility at their Port Fourchon, La. terminal.
The U.S. Coast Guard’s amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) have begun to take effect.
The Government of Canada has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to seek industry feedback on the next generation of coast guard lifeboats.
In mid-February, Bollinger Shipyards, Eastern Shipbuilding Group and Bath Iron Works were named finalists to build the Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC).
Erie, Pa.-based Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair has entered into a contract with Seabulk Tankers to construct a 185,000 bbls. coastal petroleum and chemical barge unit.
The SS Marine Electric sank during a storm in the North Atlantic on Feb. 12, 1983. Of the 34 crew members on board, only three survived. Out of the tragedy came important changes to the Coast Guard including the creation of the rescue swimmer program.
PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business received The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) 2014 Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence for the performance of AMERCOAT(R) 240 and PSX(R) 700SG coatings on the USS Freedom, the lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat fleet.
On Jan. 27, 2014, Cummins Mid-South, Kenner, La., presented to Brian D’Isernia and Eastern Shipbuilding Group an exact vessel replica constructed by Skinner Models, Inc. of the Bravante V (Hull 155) the first of five diesel-electric Offshore Platform Supply Vessels under contract.
On Jan. 6, 2014, construction began on a new barge fleeting terminal in Victoria, Texas.
Watch out when busting loose
When breaking loose from a barge to transition from towing astern to pushing ahead, that’s when a captain and his vessel are most vulnerable to losing control.
Author: Joel Milton
March 6, 2014