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Coast Guard blog: Icebreaker was out of service for 44 days after electrical failure

In a blog post highlighting its repair, the Coast Guard said the ice-breaking tug Biscayne Bay spent much of the winter on the sidelines after an electrical failure in the Mackinac strait

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AWO names Buckley McAllister chairman, Frank Morton vice chairman

American Waterways Operators has named McAllister Towing's Buckley McAllister as its new chairman

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Waterways Council produces TV commercial calling for infrastructure repairs

Waterways Council Inc. has produced a television commercial called "Keep America Moving" which calls for infrastructure repairs

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Bowhead, Crowley form joint venture to serve oil industry in Alaska Arctic

Bowhead Transport and Crowley Marine Services said they have formed a joint venture to provide marine transportation and other service in the Alaska Arctic

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As result of accident at dam, Illinois River depth to fall below navigable level

The Coast Guard said the Illinois River's depth will fall below navigable levels as early as this weekend, as a result of damage to Marseilles Dam by runaway barges

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Safety Management to develop TSMS for ADM's U.S. grain fleet

Archer Daniels Midland's ARTCO has hired Safety Management Systems LLC to develop a towing safety management system for the company's fleet of 80 towing vessels, 2K barges

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Tidewater to acquire Columbia River boats from Foss, which is cutting 60 jobs

Foss Maritime is cutting 60 jobs and selling its Columbia River tugboat business to Tidewater Barge Lines as fewer ships call at region's ports

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Coast Guard: Barge accident damaged Marseilles dam, may affect navigation depth

The U.S. Coast Guard said the recent runaway barges that came to rest against the Marseilles Dam have damaged the dam and navigation depths may be affected

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Seamen's Church Q&A: Underway reflections from a river chaplain

Seamen's Church chaplain Rev. Kempton Baldridge discusses his 'deckplate ministry' aboard an inland towboat

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Coast Guard closes river at Vicksburg after 30 barges break loose

The U.S. Coast Guard has instituted navigation restrictions on the Mississippi River after 30 barges break loose near Vicksburg

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