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Heavy weather hampers effort to reach grounded Alaska drill ship

The U.S. Coast Guard said responders have not yet been able to board the stranded Shell drill ship Kulluk because the weather has been too treacherous

Web Bulletin 2013

Mississippi River depth to fall below 9 feet as early as Saturday

The Mississippi River's depth may fall to below 9 feet between Jan. 5 and Jan. 15

Web Bulletin 2013
Economy may be slow, but vessel operators are finding reasons to build 
new boats

Economy may be slow, but vessel operators are finding reasons to build 
new boats

The U.S. economy may be sluggish, but the towing industry is showing signs of real vitality. Towing vessel operators who had all but ceased ordering new vessels following the “Great Recession” that began in 2009, are once again moving to renew and expand their fleets.

American Tugboat Review 2013
LNG tugs are coming, but when is unclear

LNG tugs are coming, but when is unclear

American Tugboat Review 2013

Bloomberg TV report on Army Corps rock pinnacle removal, impact on barge commerce

Contractors are using barges with jackhammer and backhoes to remove rock pinnacles that are obstructing barge traffic during this period of low water in the Mississippi River

Web Bulletin 2012

PHOTOS of rock pinnacle removal operations on Mississippi River

The U.S. Coast Guard said rock removal operations have begun near Thebes, Illinois

Web Bulletin 2012

After meeting, Army Corps to begin removing rock pinnacles Tuesday

At a meeting involving Illinois lawmakers and the barge industry, the Army Corps of Engineers said it will begin blasting and removing rock pinnacles Tuesday

Web Bulletin 2012

Contractors may start blasting Illinois rock pinnacles next week

Army Corps contractors will arrive at the site of the problematic Illinois rock pinnacles this week and may start blasting next week

Web Bulletin 2012

Hawaii tug has engine fire, loses propulsion, collides with barge

The tugboat Phyllis Dunlap went adrift after a fire in its engine room and then was struck by its barge near Maui

Web Bulletin 2012

White House, Army Corps weigh options to address low-water crisis

The Obama Administration and the Army Corps of Engineers said they are ready to consider multiple options to address the low water levels in the Mississippi River

Web Bulletin 2012
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