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Coast Guard closes Mississippi River near St. Louis due to high water

The U.S. Coast Guard has closed the Mississippi River to commercial navigation as waters rise in St. Louis region

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Tanker, barges damaged in Houston Ship Channel collision

A tanker and a tow collided in the Houston Ship Channel, resulting in damage to the ship and 5 barges

Web Bulletin 2013

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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GE's Hudson River dredging reaches approximate halfway point

General Electric said its Hudson River PCB dredging project, now in its fourth year, is about halfway finished

Web Bulletin 2013

Rig manager: Kulluk tow should have used a second tugboat

During a Coast Guard formal hearing, a Noble Drilling manager said two tugboats should have been used to tow Kulluk, which broke free from the sole tug and ran aground

Web Bulletin 2013

Kirby's Pyne: Jones Act essential to U.S. economic growth, security

Kirby Corp.'s chief executive said the Jones Act is important for economic investment and U.S. security

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Coast Guard questions Kulluk witnesses on towing system, voyage during winter

The U.S. Coast Guard this week is holding a formal hearing into the grounding of the drill ship Kulluk in Alaska

Web Bulletin 2013

McAllister wins design contract for New England Marine Highway's containerized ATB

McAllister Towing said the Maine Port Authority has chosen the company to design a containerized ATB for the New England Marine Highway Project

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Coast Guard highlights Top 10 deficiencies found during towing vessel exams

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a list of the Ten Most Frequently Observed Towing Vessel Deficiencies

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Senate passes bipartisan bill to reform harbor maintenance funding

The U.S. Senate has passed a bipartisan bill that would reform the way harbor maintenance tax dollars are spent by focusing more of the funds on waterways projects

Web Bulletin 2013
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