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Video: Repairs to Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle


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


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


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


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


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 »


Coalition pushes for approval of vessel discharge legislation


On June 20, a diverse coalition of 58 national and regional organizations representing a wide array of leading business, maritime and labor organizations signed on to a letter to Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman John Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Ranking Member John Thune, R-S. Dak., urging that the committee mark up and approve S. 2094, a bill that would establish a uniform, science-based national framework for the regulation of ballast water and other vessel discharges.   Continued »

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McAllister takes delivery of new tug from Senesco


McAllister Towing's new Jensen-designed 92'36' tug, the Buckley McAllister, will be in service on the Cape Cod Canal.   Continued »

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DOT attends rechristening of USMMA vessel


U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Acting Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen this week visited the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) to celebrate the rechristening of the academy’s new training vessel, the Kings Pointer.   Continued »


Area offshore Massachusetts proposed for commercial wind energy


Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank yesterday joined Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to announce more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be available for commercial wind energy leasing   Continued »


Virginia woman pleads guilty to making false distress call


The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia today announced a Gloucester woman pleaded guilty Monday to making a false distress call.   Continued »

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