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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

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

PHOTOS of rock pinnacle removal operations on Mississippi River

The U.S. Coast Guard said rock removal operations have begun near Thebes, Illinois

Web Bulletin 2012

After meeting, Army Corps to begin removing rock pinnacles Tuesday

At a meeting involving Illinois lawmakers and the barge industry, the Army Corps of Engineers said it will begin blasting and removing rock pinnacles Tuesday

Web Bulletin 2012

Freighter loses propulsion, runs aground at Charleston

The Liberian-flagged freighter HR Recommendation lost propulsion, exited the channel and ran aground at Charleston Harbor

Web Bulletin 2012

Contractors may start blasting Illinois rock pinnacles next week

Army Corps contractors will arrive at the site of the problematic Illinois rock pinnacles this week and may start blasting next week

Web Bulletin 2012

Hawaii tug has engine fire, loses propulsion, collides with barge

The tugboat Phyllis Dunlap went adrift after a fire in its engine room and then was struck by its barge near Maui

Web Bulletin 2012

White House, Army Corps weigh options to address low-water crisis

The Obama Administration and the Army Corps of Engineers said they are ready to consider multiple options to address the low water levels in the Mississippi River

Web Bulletin 2012

Survey: Mississippi River disruption would imperil 16K jobs in La., Ill., Mo.

American Waterways Operators and Waterways Council Inc. said a mid-December closure of Mississippi River barge traffic would place the region's economy at risk

Web Bulletin 2012

MarAd awards $1.5M to 3 marine alternative-fuel demo projects

The U.S. Maritime Administration has announced the first three recipients of its new demonstration-project funding to reduce marine emissions

Web Bulletin 2012
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