Senate Bill 1023, which would reduce the number of authorized riverboat gaming licenses from 15 to 14, is pending on the Senate floor, awaiting a vote from the full Senate.
Offshore Gaming Bill
The South Carolina Senate amended and then approved General Bill 3002, which would prohibit certain "cruise to nowhere" gaming operations. As passed by the Senate…
Gambling Boat Sails to New Waters
Leisure Lady casino ship, after a protracted fight with Dania Beach officials for permission to operate, left the city earlier this month. The gaming operation had…
Jones Act Reform Legislation Reintroduced
Senators Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) and Peter Fitzgerald (R-Ill.) reintroduced…
Ports Applaud House Passage of WRDA '99
U.S. public ports applauded passage on of H.R. 1480 by the U.S. House of Representatives to enact Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) legislation. WRDA legislation…
Oil Producers Left Out of Emergency Spending Bill
U.S. Senate and House negotiators have left out several programs in a nearly $15 billion emergency spending bill that would have helped U.S. oil and natural gas producers.
Harbor Services Fund Under Attack
The Administration's proposed tax to pay for harbor dredging is not a viable or equitable solution to funding navigation channel maintenance at the nation's ports…
ABS Approves Anyboat as External Specialist
Anyboat Marine Electronics has received ABS certification as a radio technician external specialist to conduct GMDSS radio station surveys, for ABS classed vessels.
Tank Barge Report
Currently, Marcon International, Inc., the ship sale & chartering firm, has 62 inland tank barges available for sale, down from 124 in June 1996. Most of these are typical U.S.
Shrimpers: Powering Up For Royal Reds
Bayou La Batre, Ala.-based shrimper Bill Sessions fishes shrimp from the Atlantic coast of Florida to the Texas coast. Most recently he has worked from his 500 hp KTA19 Cummins-powered 80 x 22-ft.
MMS and USACE Sign Memorandum of Agreement
The USACE and the Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) signed a Memorandum of Agreement to plan and coordinate procedures for shore protection…
James P. Colie & Assoc. Refurbishes Sovereign of the Seas
Marine interior contractor, James P. Colie & Associates, announced it is near completion of interior refurbishment work on Sovereign of the Seas for Royal Caribbean International.
USACE Proposes Towboat Acquisition
The Marine Design Center (MDC) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) plans to obtain an inland river style towboat for the purpose of serving the USACE St.
Marcon International reported the sale of 121 ft., 4,400 hp twin screw tug Dauntless (ex-E.B. McNaughton) by Crowley Marine Service to Bay Towing Corp. of Norfolk, Va.
Pieces are Coming Together on New Snohomish
"It's starting to really look like a boat now," said Frank Jackson, the senior inspector on the Snohomish project. The passenger-only ferry is being built at Dakota Creek Shipyard in Anacortes.
Innovative Diver Building Versatile Utility/Dive Boats
"It takes about two 12-hour days to clean the nearly flat bottom of a 1,300 x 200-ft. super tanker," says John Templet, founder of Commercial Divers in Pasgagula Miss.…
BC Ferries Completes Investigation
BC Ferries has completed an internal investigation into the April 3 incident, in which unusually strong northwest winds caused Queen of Cowichan to break from its…
Private Sector Enters International Fast Ferry Market
Gordon Wilson, minister responsible for BC Ferries, congratulated Vancouver Shipyards for joining with fast ferry designer Kvaerner Fjellstrand of Norway in an agreement under which the B.C.
Halter Marine Group Anounces 4Q,Year-End Results
Halter Marine Group, Inc. announced the company's net income for the quarter ended March 31, 1999 was $1.5 million on revenue of $238.3 million. This compares to net income of $539…
Open House Welcomes Puyallup
An open house was held on sleek Jumbo Mark II ferry Puyallup, to welcome it to its new home, the Edmonds/Kingston route. Later in the month, it was down to business…