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Michigan car ferry catches fire, goes out of service

Michigan car ferry catches fire, goes out of service

The four-vehicle cable ferry Charlevoix was taken out of service over the weekend after being damaged by a vehicle fire on board

Web Bulletin 2015

In El Faro-like simulation, the vessel capsized

A Florida maritime safety school conducted a simulation of conditions encountered by El Faro, and the vessel in the simulation capsized

Web Bulletin 2015

During search for El Faro, Coast Guard finds more floating objects

The U.S. Coast Guard said it has located life jackets, life rings and containers, plus a oil sheen

Web Bulletin 2015
New world record set for manned lifeboat drop (with VIDEO)

New world record set for manned lifeboat drop (with VIDEO)

The Norsafe vessel is dropped from 40 meters with 10 people on board

Web Bulletin 2015

Coast Guard barque Eagle hosts firefighting training

The Coast Guard barque Eagle is hosting damage-control training, including fire and flood practices

Web Bulletin 2015
Durar, Castleman issued U.S. patent for staple torque aligning winch system

Durar, Castleman issued U.S. patent for staple torque aligning winch system

Officials at JonRie InterTech and Castleman Maritime have won a U.S. patent for a new winch system that moves the pivot point

Web Bulletin 2015

Towboat captain sentenced to 6 months in prison for fatal Chicago barge explosion

A judge has sentenced an Illinois towboat captain to six months in prison for a negligent manslaughter conviction related to a 2005 barge explosion in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Web Bulletin 2015

Tech bulletin: Tension fatigue testing for HMPE ropes

The maximum percentage of breaking strength is reflected in TCLL values

Web Bulletin 2015

NTSB: Shell's inadequate risk assessment led to Kulluk grounding

The National Transportation Safety Board said an inadequate risk assessment by Shell resulted in an insufficient tow plan, leading to the grounding of the mobile drilling unit Kulluk

Web Bulletin 2015
Rapp Marine to provide 150-ton AHC crane for Otto Candies

Rapp Marine to provide 150-ton AHC crane for Otto Candies

Web Bulletin 2015
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