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BOEM seeks public comment on Oregon offshore wind project

5/29/2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is seeking public comment as it prepares an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze potential impacts of a proposed wind energy demonstration project offshore the coast of Oregon.   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 »

 

Wind energy field takes next step in Virginia

3/13/2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced today that it is seeking public comment as it prepares an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze potential impacts from proposed wind energy research activities offshore Virginia.   Continued »

 
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Coast Guard to test oil spill technologies in the Arctic

8/20/2013

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.   Continued »

 

More flexibility in rigs to reefs policy

6/27/2013

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.   Continued »

 

Location, location, location

6/1/2013

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.”     Continued »

 

Midship Marine delivers oil spill recovery vessel

5/30/2013

Midship Marine delivers the first of three oil spill recovery vessels to Clean Gulf.    Continued »

 

Blount Boats to pay EPA fine for alleged clean air violations

5/14/2013

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.   Continued »

 
Caterpillar’s sales of diesel-electric propulsion systems have steadily increased, both domestically and internationally.

Power Curve

5/1/2013

Ask Caterpillar’s Jon Burton about generators for the workboat market, and he’ll likely mention diesel-electric propulsion.      Continued »

 

Procrastination can be costly

5/1/2013

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.     Continued »

 
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