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St. Lawrence tug salvage suspended due to strong currents

St. Lawrence tug salvage suspended due to strong currents

Lac Manitoba and a smaller vessel capsized on June 22

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Barge breaks free, sinks after towboat hits Illinois bridge

Barge breaks free, sinks after towboat hits Illinois bridge

The incident at Thebes halts train traffic over the Mississippi River

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Lela Franco joins Harley Marine's fleet in LA-Long Beach

Lela Franco joins Harley Marine's fleet in LA-Long Beach

The tug follows sister Michelle Sloan, both by Diversified Marine

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NLRB rules that tug captains aren't supervisors on 2-person crew

In a case involving Cook Inlet Tug & Barge, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a tugboat captain is not a supervisor when only a captain and deck hand are aboard

Web Bulletin 2015
Durar, Castleman issued U.S. patent for staple torque aligning winch system

Durar, Castleman issued U.S. patent for staple torque aligning winch system

Officials at JonRie InterTech and Castleman Maritime have won a U.S. patent for a new winch system that moves the pivot point

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Towboat captain sentenced to 6 months in prison for fatal Chicago barge explosion

A judge has sentenced an Illinois towboat captain to six months in prison for a negligent manslaughter conviction related to a 2005 barge explosion in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

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NTSB: Loaded chemical barge sank off Calif. due to void flooding

The National Transportation Safety Board said a barge loaded with magnesium chloride sank off California last year after flooding occurred in the aft starboard void tank

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Webb Institute awards honorary degree to Thomas B. Crowley Jr.

The CEO is commended for his dedication to education and management training

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Two tugboats capsize near St. Lawrence River bridge

Two tugboats capsize near St. Lawrence River bridge

Witnesses say crewmembers aboard both vessels safely evacuated

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Tech bulletin: Tension fatigue testing for HMPE ropes

The maximum percentage of breaking strength is reflected in TCLL values

Web Bulletin 2015
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