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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

Web Bulletin 2012

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

Web Bulletin 2012

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

Web Bulletin 2012

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

Web Bulletin 2012

Nine passengers injured when Chicago tour boat slams into dock

The Chicago River tour boat The Lila lost power and struck a concrete dock, injuring 9 passengers

Web Bulletin 2012

American Cruise Lines launches Queen of the Mississippi

The new Queen of the Mississippi has set sail on its maiden cruise from New Orleans

Web Bulletin 2012

Crewman missing after falling off Columbia River sternwheeler

The Coast Guard said a crewman on the sternwheeler Queen of the West fell off the vessel and has not been found

Web Bulletin 2012

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

Web Bulletin 2012

AWO calls Midwest low water levels 'severe' situation for cargo capacities

The American Waterways Operators says the Midwest drought is causing a 'severe, ongoing' situation impacting barge cargo movement

Web Bulletin 2012

Two rescued after tug strikes B.C. railroad bridge, sinks

Two crewmembers escaped injury after their tugboat sank in the Fraser River

Web Exclusive 2012
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