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Maritime Trades endorse Obama plan to repair port infrastructure

The Maritime Trades Council, AFL_CIO, applauds President Obama's 'Fix-It-First' plan to improve harbor and port infrastructure and says more U.S.-flag ships should be built

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Kulluk, Noble Discoverer headed to Asia dry docks, leaving Shell's 2013 Alaska drilling plans in doubt

Shell said it will send the vessels Noble Discoverer and Kulluk to dry dock in Asia, a move that calls into question the company's ability to drill in the Alaska Arctic this year

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Witness: HMS Bounty captain knew frame was rotting but sailed into Sandy anyway

A formal hearing into the fatal sinking of HMS Bounty has begun in Portsmouth, with testimony that the captain knew the tall ship's frame was rotting

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Conservancy releases new SS United States documentary film

The SS United States Conservancy is releasing the documentary film "SS United States: Made in America" in installments on its website

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Blog: An inside look at cutter's unscheduled dual engine swap

The Coast Guard Compass blog explains the creativity and mobilization of facilities on both coasts to replace the cutter Edisto's engines

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Papp: Coast Guard needs offshore patrol cutters

With the 12 high-endurance cutters being replaced by eight National Security Cutters, the Coast Guard's commandant says it's important to acquire offshore patrol cutters

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Judge dismisses federal lawsuit against Bollinger in cutter probe

A U.S. judge has dismissed the federal government's lawsuit against Bollinger Shipyards in the case involving hull work on Coast Guard cutters that later needed to be taken out of service because of failures

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Alaska borough offers to give away Susitna ferry for free

Alaska's Matanuska-Susitna Borough is offering to give away the icebreaking ferry Susitna free of charge to any government entity that wants it

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Crowley christens latest new tanker at Aker Philadelphia

Crowley Maritime has christened its new tanker Florida, the company's second vessel built last year at Aker Philadelpia shipyard

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Marine engineers testing solar-powered sails for commercial ships

A start-up company called Eco Marine Power is testing a metal sail system that is also equipped with solar cells, enabling a ship to run partially on wind and solar power

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