August 2011

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For safety, everyone must understand the same language

My grandmother on my mother's side was an immigrant from Greece, and became a U.S. citizen in the 1970s.

Date Changed for SUNY Maritime Towing Forum: Now Oct 26

USCG CDC Maritime Security Listening Session

SUNRISE IN THE INDIAN OCEAN: Defeating the Scourge of Piracy

Maritime Transportation Security in the DHS Regulatory Agenda

USCG to Webcast CDC Strategy “Listening Sessions”

USCG Waives Maritime Security Regulations for Some Facilities

Barge sinks after tow hits Mississippi River railroad bridge

Twenty-five barges broke loose after a Mississippi River tow struck a railroad bridge, and one of the barges sank.

Hopper dredge ruptures natural gas pipeline in La. ship channel

The Calcasieu Ship Channel was closed for nearly 24 hours after a dredge pierced a sub-sea natural gas pipeline.

Barge with housing destined for Haiti lost after tug loses propulsion off Cuba

An oceangoing barge carrying housing supplies for Haiti earthquake victims was lost after its tugboat stalled and a line parted while a Cuban salvage ship attempted to tow the stranded vessels to safety.

Workboat crewman dies after urging rescuers to assist crewmate

Coast Guard coxswain found guilty of dereliction in fatal collision

A U.S. Coast Guard petty officer was sentenced to three months in the brig and two others were reprimanded for dereliction of duty in a fatal 2009 crash involving their patrol boat in San Diego Bay.

Pilot swims for his life as towboat sinks in swollen Ohio River

Mississippi closed for three days after barges sink near Baton Rouge

Towing industry about to get its first look at proposed vessel inspection rules

Puerto Rico pushboat takes on water and sinks, crew rescued

Tour boat with 31 aboard grounds in Florida after mooring line parts

Cargo ship runs aground sideways, blocking St. Lawrence Seaway traffic

Freighter drifts off Nantucket after fire damages propulsion system

Canadian company orders five lakers, Wheat Board orders two others

Bullish on Great Lakes shipping, Algoma Central Corp., of St. Catharines, Ont., is investing nearly $400 million in a fleet renewal program involving the purchase of five new Equinox-class bulk carriers.

Severe storm brings trans-Pacific tow of 658-foot laker to an abrupt end

Coast Guard criticizes divided command, flag state in Deepwater Horizon disaster

The U.S. Coast Guard's preliminary report on the Deepwater Horizon disaster signals possible reforms to maritime-oriented regulations governing Gulf of Mexico oil activity.

In a tough job market, training is more important than ever

Management software links ship and shore decision makers

It used to be that when a vessel left the dock, all the decisions about ship control, steering and navigation were made aboard the ship.

Women assess the travails and satisfactions of careers as mariners

Small towing company from Maine finds ways to make ends meet

Former Navy tugboat gets updated again as a green z-drive

Special Report: Historic high waters disrupt cargo, create navigation hazards and threaten channels

Reappearance of long-lost sign from repair yard brings a smile