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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


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


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


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


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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Reflections on the Costa Concordia and Sewol
Maritime disasters on opposite sides of the world were in the news this week. Author: Bruce Buls
July 29, 2014
Finding tomorrow’s welders
It is no easy task for shipyards to find, train and retain good welders. But there is hope. Author: David Krapf
July 29, 2014
Safety doesn't have to cost a bundle
Safety reminders are simple and cost nothing. Author: Gene McKeever
July 29, 2014
Can you be pro-development but anti-tar sands?
The city council of South Portland, Maine, has voted to ban tar sands from the city. Despite overwhelming support for the ban, I believe most city residents understand the importance of a working waterfront. Author: Melissa Wood
July 24, 2014
Lease sale for the Atlantic?
It's time to explore the waters off the Atlantic Coast for oil and gas.  Author: Ken Hocke
July 24, 2014

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