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EPA approves Rolls-Royce's LNG-fueled marine engine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Rolls-Royce's new marine engine that operates on liquified natural gas

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After long salvage response, Jireh to be refloated Thursday

The Coast Guard said the grounded ship Jireh, which ran aground in June in Puerto Rico, will be refloated on Thursday

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More wind-aided, alternative-fuel cargo ships in design phase

Marine engineers are designing more alternative-fuel cargo ships that would use wind power to supplement engine propulsion

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Coast Guard reports several ship groundings, barge strandings along Mississippi River

The Coast Guard said the Mississippi River has reopened to vessels smaller than 250 feet, although there have been ship groundings and barges stranded along the riverbanks

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Cargo ship breaks loose, wayward barge sinks crew boat during Isaac

Officials in southeast Louisiana said the cargo ship Federal Lida broke loose, and a barge broke loose and struck and sank an unoccupied crew boat during Hurricane Isaac

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Isaac to boost water levels in Mississippi River, aid navigation

Mariners said Hurricane Isaac could end up helping navigation because it will raise water levels in the drought-plagued Mississippi River

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Mississippi River, industrial canal cleared of vessels as hurricane approaches

The Coast Guard said it would close the Mississippi River, and all vessels were being cleared from the river and industrial canal as Hurricane Isaac approached

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Foss to build 3 Arctic tugs, expand hiring at Oregon shipyard

Foss Maritime said it will build three Arctic-class tugboats at its Rainier, Ore., yard, which will be expanded and will hire more workers

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Gulf rigs, La. oil port, bunkering shut down as Isaac approaches

Several marine and oil operations have been suspended in the Gulf of Mexico region as a result of the approaching Tropical Storm Isaac

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Isaac causes Florida-based cruise ships to remain at sea

Three large cruise lines say their vessels have remained at sea or altered their course due to Tropical Storm Isaac

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