March 2012

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NTSB cites sheering and pilot fatigue in Port Arthur collision and oil spill

Coast Guard uses guns to sink barge after tug's fuel problem

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter towed a disabled container barge into international waters and sank it with heavy machine guns after a nearly three-day salvage effort proved unsuccessful.

New ship-docking tug exhibits agility in tight corners

Hornbeck orders 16 OSVs, boosting confidence in Gulf deepwater outlook

In the spirit of collaboration, Western Towboat readies Arctic Titan

GMATS at Kings Point to be shuttered in July

New technologies arise in response to ballast water regulations

New technologies arise in response to ballast water regulations

Barges crash into rocks that serve as armor for levee at sharp bend in Mississippi River

ACO's supply vessels thrive 'on the shelf'

Sawmill-industry barge holed off British Columbia, takes on water

A barge loaded with wood chips began listing after a possible collision and had to be moved quickly toward a beach.

Coast Guard study proposes moving Calif. shipping lanes away from whale zone

Suit claims Coast Guard boats were racing before collision with Charleston tour boat

Law should require companies to feed mariners a proper diet

Tug crew rescues fishermen from water after capsizing their boat

Synthetic lines gain market share with innovation, reliability and durability

Synthetic lines gain market share with innovation, reliability and durability

For a real-world glimpse at the latest maritime cordage materials, look no further than Capt. Steven Huttman's fleet at G&H Towing Co.

MarAd, Navy see their goals align in Marine Highway ship designs

Dynamic positioning glitch causes support vessel to strike platform

A hardware failure in a dynamic positioning system caused a dive support vessel to strike a natural gas platform off Nova Scotia.

In challenging maneuver, Woods Hole ship saves 93 Egyptians from overcrowded boat

The Woods Hole research vessel, Atlantis, rescued 93 Egyptian migrants from a small wooden boat in the Mediterranean Sea with winds blowing at 25 to 30 knots in four- to six-foot seas.