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NASSCO wins order to build 4 Jones Act tankers

General Dynamics NASSCO said it has won a contract to build four new Jones Act tankers for American Petroleum Tankers

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Crowley's Pennella, 6 others named to USMMA advisory board

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has appointed seven people to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy's Advisory Board

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After Houston meeting, new association forms to promote LNG as marine fuel

The Society of Gas as a Marine Fuel has been launched as a nongovernmental organization

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High water forces closure of several Mississippi River locks

Midwest flooding is disrupting Mississippi River grain shipments, as the Army Corps of Engineers says seven locks in Missouri and Illinois need be closed due to high water

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U.S. Merchant Marine honored on Memorial Day

The deputy MarAd administrator attended a Memorial Day ceremony honoring the Merchant Marine, whose personnel were not considered veterans until 1988

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Chamber of Shipping publication highlights pollution, piracy, Arctic

The International Chamber of Shipping's Annual Review addresses emissions, piracy and Arctic navigation

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MarAd seeks comments on certification of cruise-ship safety training providers

The U.S. Maritime Administration is seeking comments on a proposal to make the MarAd administrator available for voluntary reviews of cruise-ship training programs

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Horizon to add Jacksonville sailing in 'hybrid' Gulf service

Horizon Lines said it will add a Jacksonville call to its Houston-San Juan southbound service

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Billie Jean King joins campaign to save SS United States

Tennis star Billie Jean King will help preservationists raise public awareness of the effort to save the nation's flagship ocean liner

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Congressmen: 'No lower-cost alternatives exist' to U.S.-flag sealift

In a response to a newspaper editorial, two Members of Congress said the Food For Peace program is vital to maintaining the U.S. merchant fleet

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