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Five companies participate in AWO's Towing Vessel Rider Program

American Waterways Operator and five towing companies are hosting Coast Guard Academy cadets who are training with the Towing Vessel Rider Program

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Port Canaveral to develop inland port with barge connection

The Canaveral Port Authority said it plans to develop and inland port which would use barges to connect deepwater cargo shipments to transfer points

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Grain barges break loose from pier, strike Va. bridge

A pair of 260-foot grain barges broke loose from a pier and struck a bridge at Chesapeake, Va.

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Alaska legislator commends Crowley tug crew for efforts during Kulluk response

An Alaska state representative wrote a letter of commendation recognizing the captain and crew of the Crowley Maritime tugboat Alert for its efforts during the response to drifting drill unit Kulluk

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Coast Guard: Mobile barge explosions happened after vapors entered nearby tugboat's engine

The U.S. Coast Guard said the barge explosions at Mobile in April happened after a mechanical blower malfunctioned and flammable vapors entered the engine of a nearby tugboat

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Illinois governor backs separation of Great Lakes, river systems to thwart Asian carp

The governor of Illinois said the Mississippi River and Great Lakes watersheds ultimately must be separated to solve the Asian carp problem, at a cost of $3.5B

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Report: Owner of Cenac Towing accused of illegal campaign contributions

News reports in Louisiana say the president of Cenac Towing has been charged with violating U.S. law by making excessive donations to two U.S. senators

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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

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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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