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The U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) plans to test and evaluate oil spill detection and recovery technologies in the Arctic Ocean as part of Operation Arctic Shield 2013.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) today posted a revised internal policy for evaluating proposals to convert obsolete, offshore oil and natural gas production platforms into artificial reefs.
Venue changes can aid in certain legal actions.
Timing is everything. But when disputes lead to formal legal action, the most important consideration might well be, as they say, “location, location, location.”
Midship Marine delivers the first of three oil spill recovery vessels to
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.
Ask Caterpillar’s Jon Burton about generators for the workboat market, and he’ll likely mention diesel-electric propulsion.
Many things in your daily life, either on land or at sea, can be dangerous and damaging if they are not handled in a timely manner.
Garbage in, garbage out is one of life’s inescapable truths that pertain to almost any activity that humans engage in. As the proverb goes, if you provide wrong data or bad instructions to people or computers, it will produce bad results.
After a strong opening to 2013, the WorkBoat Composite Index dipped 22 points, or about 1.4 percent, in February. However, if you remove SEACOR Holdings from the equation, the Index gained ground as winners topped losers by a 5-4 ratio.
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.
Watch out when busting loose
When breaking loose from a barge to transition from towing astern to pushing ahead, that’s when a captain and his vessel are most vulnerable to losing control.
Author: Joel Milton
March 6, 2014