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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 »

 
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star completes ice drills in the Arctic July 3, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Rachel French)

Coast Guard icebreaker returns from Operation Deep Freeze 2014

3/20/2014

The Coast Guard cutter Polar Star is scheduled to return to their homeport of Coast Guard Base Seattle at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 21, 2014, following a 108-day deployment of Operation Deep Freeze 2014.   Continued »

 
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EPA expands transport partnership to include inland barge industry

3/20/2014

This year, EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership will offer a first-of-its-kind environmental assessment tool for the inland barge industry.   Continued »

 

Coast Guard can postdate MMCs under new STCW rule

3/20/2014

The Coast Guard's National Maritime Center (NMC) has issued a notice on the postdating of merchant mariner credentials (MMCs) authorized under the new STCW rule that takes effect on March 24.   Continued »

 
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