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Yesterday the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing on “Implementing U.S. Policy in the Arctic.”
On July 16, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr. will lead efforts to advance U.S. interests in the Arctic region as the State Department’s special representative.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled early this week that actions taken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to abate the threat posed to the Great Lakes by Asian carp did not rise to the level of a public nuisance.
Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, yesterday pushed for more offshore energy production as the Department of the Interior (DOI) begins to draft its new five-year offshore energy plan.
Just as the Maritime Administration moves forward on creating a national maritime strategy that supporters say should endorse marine highways, a new study says such links between coastal ports and waterways remain too costly to be viable.
The Coast Guard announced Wednesday the publication of the final rule finalizing changes to the inland navigation rules and their annexes in 33 Code of Federal Regulations parts 83 through 88.
The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for projects proposed by Freeport LNG.
The Coast Guard final rule on escort requirements for certain tankers operating on the waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska, was published Friday in the Federal Register.
The Navy did not follow its policy when deciding in 2012 to decommission seven cruisers and two dock-landing ships well prior to the end of their expected service lives, GAO concluded in a report released today.
Yesterday President Obama signed the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRDA) 2014 into law and maritime groups celebrated the passage of the nation's first waterways infrastructure bill in seven years.
Will Mexico see more U.S. OSVs?
If Mexico's new oil reforms work, U.S. OSV operators will receive a nice boost and relocate more vessels to the region.
Author: David Krapf
August 28, 2014
Has the Coast Guard gone international?
I am increasingly concerned with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). It’s not about the group’s regulation of international vessels but with the potential impact that emerging IMO rules might have on domestic U.S. vessel operators and mariners. The Coast Guard
Author: Capt. Alan Bernstein
August 28, 2014
Wood boats, aluminum boats and Port Townsend
It's still summer, still a good time to be on the water, whether for work or pleasure. Last week, I got a chance to do both at the same time.
Author: Bruce Buls
August 26, 2014
What’s next for shipping assets?
Theories on optimal ownership structures for capital assets are like the shipping markets — they go in cycles. Since workboats are often ancillary to some larger business mission, I am always scanning the business news for clues about company architecture.
Author: Barry Parker
August 26, 2014