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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

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Coast Guard schedules hearing in formal investigation of Kulluk grounding

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that a hearing will be held May 20 in Anchorage in the formal investigation of the grounding of the conical drilling unit Kulluk

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Army Corps: Lock repairs will close Illinois River for a week

The Army Corps of Engineers said the Illinois River must be closed to commercial traffic while water levels are lowered to accommodate Marseilles Lock repairs

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Tug sinks near Baltimore after striking submerged object

The tugboat Kaleen McAllister sank at a Locust Point pier after striking a submerged object and taking on water

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Lawyer: Nearby tugboat may have been ignition source in Mobile barge blasts

A lawyer for one of the burn victims in the Mobile Bay barge explosions said a nearby tugboat may have played a role in igniting the gas fumes

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Report: New York, GE in talks to expand Hudson River PCB dredging

New York officials say they are in talks with General Electric about expanding GE's Hudson River dredging program to clean up more PCBs

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Coast Guard blog: Icebreaker was out of service for 44 days after electrical failure

In a blog post highlighting its repair, the Coast Guard said the ice-breaking tug Biscayne Bay spent much of the winter on the sidelines after an electrical failure in the Mackinac strait

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AWO names Buckley McAllister chairman, Frank Morton vice chairman

American Waterways Operators has named McAllister Towing's Buckley McAllister as its new chairman

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Waterways Council produces TV commercial calling for infrastructure repairs

Waterways Council Inc. has produced a television commercial called "Keep America Moving" which calls for infrastructure repairs

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Bowhead, Crowley form joint venture to serve oil industry in Alaska Arctic

Bowhead Transport and Crowley Marine Services said they have formed a joint venture to provide marine transportation and other service in the Alaska Arctic

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