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Coast Guard orders formal investigation of Kulluk grounding

The U.S. Coast Guard said it will conduct a formal investigation, along with the NTSB and BSEE, into the Kulluk grounding and its support vessels

Web Bulletin 2013

Mississippi River depth now expected to remain over 9 feet through January

Due to successful rock pinnacle removal and a release from a reservoir, the Mississippi River is now expected to keep a minimum 9-foot depth through January

Web Bulletin 2013

Towboat crewman charged with choking captain, endangering vessel

A 30-year-old towboat crewman has been charged with choking his captain into unconsciousness and endangering the vessel after an attack on the Mississippi River

Web Bulletin 2013

Barge carrying iron ore breaks loose in Lake Superior

A barge carrying iron ore and fuel broke loose in Lake Superior and became temporarily out of sight in rough weather

Web Bulletin 2013

Kulluk refloated, now under tow to sheltered waters

The Shell drill ship Kulluk was refloated Sunday night and is being slowly towed to more sheltered waters

Web Bulletin 2013

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
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