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Box ship needs to drop anchor to avoid collision with Navy tugs

Pilots and officers aboard the containership APL Oman narrowly avoided a collision with Navy tugboats by dropping anchor

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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

Web Bulletin 2012

Coast Guard closes 11-mile stretch of Mississippi River due to low water

The Coast Guard said an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River is closed to navigation near Greenville, Miss.

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Great Lakes Towing tugs refloat grounded bulk carrier at Soo

The Great Lakes Towing Co. says two of its tugs refloated the Paul R. Tregurtha

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Grounded 1,000-foot coal ship in St. Marys River has been refloated

The 1,000-foot coal ship that ran aground in the St. Marys River, blocking the channel, has been refloated

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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

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Light-loading in lower Mississippi starting to affect upper river too

Towing companies in the Upper Mississippi River say they are starting to experience lower volumes because of light-loading in the lower river due to the drought

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AWO: Reality TV show fails to reflect towing industry's safety culture

American Waterways Operators says the reality TV series Great Lakes Warriors plays up sensational incidents and is a missed opportunity to show the industry's safety practices

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Germanischer Lloyd, Baker Lyman form Sub-Chapter M alliance

Germanischer Lloyd and Baker Lyman have formed a joint alliance to address TSMS issues for Sub-Chapter M-impacted towboat companies

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Helis: Kings Point will acquire brownwater training vessel

Col. James Helis, who began his job as superintendent at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy this week, said Kings Point will acquire a brownwater training vessel

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