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Coast Guard to host oil spill exercise in southeast Alaska

The Coast Guard will host an oil spill exercise involving several agencies and Kirby Offshore Marine in southeast Alaska

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Damaged lock forces Mississippi River closure; 455 barges delayed

Lock 27 at Chain of Rocks Canal was closed for five days for emergency repairs, delaying an estimated 455 barges

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Newspaper: Congress must fix funding for inland waterways

The Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper published an editorial calling for Congress to agree on legislation to fund the inland lock and dam infrastructure

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Coast Guard eases barge draft restrictions on Mississippi River post-Isaac

Hurricane Isaac dropped enough rain in the Mississippi River basin to allow the Coast Guard to ease barge draft restrictions

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Kirby agrees to acquire Allied Transportation for $116M

Kirby Corp. has agreed to buy Allied Transportation for $116 million to add more offshore tugboat and barge services

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Isaac to boost water levels in Mississippi River, aid navigation

Mariners said Hurricane Isaac could end up helping navigation because it will raise water levels in the drought-plagued Mississippi River

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Foss to build 3 Arctic tugs, expand hiring at Oregon shipyard

Foss Maritime said it will build three Arctic-class tugboats at its Rainier, Ore., yard, which will be expanded and will hire more workers

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Coast Guard reopens stretch of Mississippi River while dredging continues

Amid nonstop Army Corps dredging, the Coast Guard was able to reopen the Mississippi River after low water delayed about 100 vessels this week

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Report: Idled Mississippi River fleet costs industry $1M per day

The low-water closure in the Mississippi River has idled about 100 vessels, costing the industry $1 million per day

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Midwest drought causing more severe disruptions to barge traffic

With no rain in sight, the Midwest drought is bringing more serious disruptions to the inland river towing industry

Web Bulletin 2012
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