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Maritime Education On The Upswing
The pressures - political, financial and environmental -to ensure onboard personnel are skillfully trained at operating increasingly complex vessels is tremendous.
Implementing an Effective Personal Protective Equipment Program
Some of the newest OSHA regulations impacting the shipyard industry deal with Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE). When this set of standards was first published…
Chemical Spill Rules for Tank Vessels Proposed by USCG
We all know OPA 1990 contained directions to EPA and the USCG concerning incident response planning and handling with respect to oil. Many of us forget the Act contained…
Second Azimuth Stern Drive tug for Sause Bros.
Designed and built by Southern Oregon Marine (SOMAR) Shipyard, in Coos Bay, Ore., new Azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug Tira Lani was recently delivered to Sause Bros.
Todd Pacific Completes Unique Project
Todd Pacific Shipyard of Seattle recently completed construction, assembly and delivery on time of a 70 mW floating power plant for the Central American country of Nicaragua.
New Catamaran for Dry Tortugas National Park
Caterpillar Engine Products Division has announced the completion of a new catamaran fast excursion vessel for Yankee Roamer, Inc., Key West, Fla. The 92-ft. boat…
Northwind Delivers Patrol/White Water Rescue/Fire Pumper RIB
Northwind Marine Inc., of Seattle, recently delivered an "Extreme" model rigid-hull inflatable (RIB) to the El Dorado County Sheriff's department. The 19 ft. waterjet…
New Tug Built for Baydelta
New tractor tug Delta Linda, delivered to Baydelta Maritime, by MARCO Shipyard Seattle, is virtually identical to another tug of the same name built for Baydelta two years ago.
Crowley Marine Services Accepts Delivery of Tan'Erliq
Crowley Marine Services received delivery of Tan'erliq - the second of two new 10,192 hp tractor tugs from Crowley Maritime Corporation subsidiary, Vessel Management Services. Measuring 155 ft.
Halter Marine Launches USN Vessel
Halter Marine Group Inc. launched a 329 ft. oceanographic survey ship for the U.S. Navy. The first ever in the Navy's history to be named through a contest, USNS Bruce C.
Art Anderson Associates Designs Charter Fishing Vessel
Art Anderson Associates is designing a 36 ft. Stolkraft fishing boat for use in Cuttyhunk, Maine. The Stolkraft hull form has been used in a variety of high-speed ferries…
Crowley Marine Services Receives Papu Sur
Crowley Marine Services Paraguay has accepted delivery of Papu Sur, the second of two new Papu-Class river push boats to be deployed in its Mercosur barge feeder service.
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…