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Blount Boats Inc. has agreed to pay a $24,000 penalty for allegedly violating state and federal clean air regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday.
The requirements were fairly straightforward: an oil skimming boat that would accommodate three with room for a fourth person, hold at least 200 bbls. of recovered oil, go 26 knots, carry 1,500' of boom and pack 250 gals. of dispersant.
Facing a compliance date just weeks away, last December’s International WorkBoat Show was the perfect place for several engine manufacturers to introduce their new EPA Tier 3-compliant diesel engines.
Norwegian-based classification society Det Norske Veritias reported this week it is assisting Washington State Ferries (WSF) explore the possibility of switching to LNG as a fuel.
After pleading guilty guilty to two violations of the Clean Water Act this past summer in relation to the environmental impact of his derelict barge, the Davy Crockett, Bret Simpson still awaits sentencing in the matter.
Following the landfall of Hurricane Sandy, tidal flooding caused the 184-foot tanker John B. Caddell to run aground onto a Staten Island street. That the tanker required heavy lifting to return it to sea was only part of the problem. A layer of bunker fuel shrouded the vessel's flooded engine room, creating a contaminated work area. C.I.Agent Solutions assisted with remediation so salvage work could move forward.
Officials with the Washington Department of Ecology have issued a request for proposals to remove a dock that has washed ashore here at Mosquito Creek and has been positively identified as debris from the Japanese tsunami from March of 2011.
We've known for some time who won this year's WorkBoat Environmental Awards: Announced at the WorkBoat show in December, they went to Harley Marine Services, Harvey Gulf International Marine, and the Port of Seattle. You can get all the details here.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced yesterday he will “return to his home state of Colorado, having fulfilled his promise to President Obama to serve four years as Secretary.”
After a Dec. 28 incident where the Aiviq (one of WorkBoat’s 2012 Significant Boats) lost power while towing the Kulluk Conical Drilling Unit roughly 50 miles off the coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska, the Kulluk now sits grounded on the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island.
The highway of death
Statistically you have a greater risk of being killed on the road than anywhere else, and you have a much greater chance of being injured when riding in an automobile than traveling on your boat.
Author: Capt. Peter Squicciarini
May 23, 2013
Onboard fire at sea hits close to home
News of an “uncontrolled engine room fire” on any
boat always grabs my attention, but when the boat is under my next-door
neighbor’s command, I really pay attention.
Author: Bruce Buls
May 21, 2013
Big post-Panamax ships on the way?
Ports are spending billions of dollars based on the premise that huge, post-Panamax ships will come calling in the U.S.
Author: Pamela Glass
May 21, 2013
Pirates in business suits
It’s time for governments to go after those who pay ransoms to pirates.
Author: Capt. Max Hardberger
May 21, 2013