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Hornbeck Offshore announces another expansion of OSV newbuild program

Hornbeck Offshore Services said it has exercised options to expand its offshore supply vessel newbuild program and has started a new retrofit program

Web Bulletin 2012

Coast Guard eases barge draft restrictions on Mississippi River post-Isaac

Hurricane Isaac dropped enough rain in the Mississippi River basin to allow the Coast Guard to ease barge draft restrictions

Web Bulletin 2012

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

Web Bulletin 2012

Six U.S.-flag operators receive Pentagon contract extensions

The U.S. Transportation Command has extended distribution contracts with six U.S.-flag carriers

Web Bulletin 2012

Study: OSV wages rise in Gulf amid shortage of qualified crews

A report by GBI Research said wages are rising for qualified offshore supply vessel crewmembers in the Gulf of Mexico

Web Bulletin 2012

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

Web Bulletin 2012

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

Web Bulletin 2012

Edison Chouest's LaShip yard to hire up to 500 new workers

Edison Chouest Offshore's LaShip shipyard said it will hire 250 to 500 more employees

Web Bulletin 2012

Coast Guard reopens stretch of Mississippi River while dredging continues

Amid nonstop Army Corps dredging, the Coast Guard was able to reopen the Mississippi River after low water delayed about 100 vessels this week

Web Bulletin 2012

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
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