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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
LNG receives ringing endorsement from ferry operators

LNG receives ringing endorsement from ferry operators

The two biggest ferry operators in North America are poised to embrace liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an alternative to marine diesel to fuel their fleets.

February 2013
Texas company designs ATB that can deliver LNG directly to vessels

Texas company designs ATB that can deliver LNG directly to vessels

Waller Marine of Houston has developed a new concept for an articulated tug barge (ATB) that will bring LNG into smaller ports where there is no LNG infrastructure.

February 2013

Coast Guard ponders next steps needed before launch of tug inspection program

The U.S. Coast Guard is nearing a decision on whether the much-anticipated towing vessel inspection regulations need an additional round of public debate or whether a final rule can be proclaimed.

February 2013
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