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Report: Justice Department investigating Shell's Arctic drill ship after Coast Guard finds safety violations

The Coast Guard found 16 pollution-control and crew-safety violations aboard Noble Discoverer, and the case has been turned over to the Justice Department

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Engineer pleads guilty to felony, company to pay $2.2M in oil pollution case

The U.S. Department of Justice said a Singapore shipping company will pay $2.2 million in penalties in an oil pollution case and an engineer has pleaded guilty to a felony

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St. Lawrence Seaway to open March 22; officials declare 'zero tolerance' on draft rules

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. said the seaway will open March 22 and that draft restrictions will be strictly enforced

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Chamber of Shipping to offer e-books on maritime best practices

The International Chamber of Shipping said it will begin offering e-books on maritime best practices beginning in April 2013

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TV series features ride-along footage of Odyssey Marine's treasure recovery

The Discovery Channel series "Silver Rush" features on-board footage of Odyssey Marine's crew recovering billions of dollars worth of precious metals and artifacts

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Branch of Va.'s Elizabeth River closed after unexploded bombs are found

The U.S. Coast Guard closed the southern branch of the Elizabeth River after a bridge demolition crew discovered unexploded ordinance

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Bomb threat to casino boat closes Fla. port, delays cruise-ship departure

The U.S. Coast Guard said a bomb threat to a Victory Casino Cruises gambling boat force closure of the Port Canaveral and delayed departure of Carnival Miracle

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Canadian Coast Guard closes Vancouver rescue station without any warning

The Canadian Coast Guard acknowledges that it did not inform Vancouver police and fire officials that the Kitsilano Coast Guard station would be closed

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Icebreaking harbor tugs celebrate 50th anniversary on Hudson River

The U.S. Coast Guard harbor tugboats, which break ice on the Hudson River and helped with 9/11 response, celebrated their 50th anniversary

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EPIRB, Amver vessels play critical role in rescue of distressed sailors

The U.S. Coast Guard said an unregistered EPIRB and a response from Amver vessels were crucial to rescuing the occupants of a distressed sailboat off North Carolina

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