May 2012

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Overnight river cruises stage comeback as American Queen sails again

Overnight river cruises stage comeback as American Queen sails again

The return of the refurbished American Queen sternwheeler to the U.S. inland waterways system marks a major milestone in the rebirth of the American river cruising industry.

Last of Navy’s original ‘Big’ harbor tugs still shines in Puget Sound

Last of Navy’s original ‘Big’ harbor tugs still shines in Puget Sound

Based at Naval Station Everett in Washington, Pokagon continues to assist the Navy’s assets in Puget Sound, even though the Navy now has new azimuthing stern drive (ASD) tugs.

Two Recent TWIC Program Developments

New Chicago tour boat harkens to luxury yachts of 1920s

Log ship gets into trouble when its cargo shifts in rough seas, high winds

Mowing the lawn: NOAA ship and crew go to great lengths to create accurate charts

Absence of bridge lights cited after ship chooses wrong channel, destroys span

Runaway coal barge sinks after tow strikes Pittsburgh bridge in high wind, swift current

Rule changes bring need for more fire training, safety equipment

Rule changes bring need for more fire training, safety equipment

Maritime training schools are helping vessel operators and mariners gear up for new regulations pertaining to fire safety and equipment.

Individual rescue beacons prove worth but aren't required yet

OSV strikes, damages petroleum rig during cargo-handling operation off Newfoundland

Cargo ship, tanker collide just as channel was closing due to fog

Tug struck by its own fuel barge after hitting Columbia River dike

A petroleum barge overtook and struck its tugboat after the tug ran into a Columbia River pile dike.

Faulty water pump causes duck boat to go adrift in San Francisco Bay; 22 evacuated

Wartsila to equip new Algoma lakers with exhaust scrubbers

Florida cruise vessel, 2 responding boats run aground on foggy night

Costa Concordia aftermath: When is it OK to challenge a captain's decision?

The time is now for maritime outreach in public schools

Tighter DP standards lead to shortage, sea-time falsification

Alaska pilot, 'Jordan of ice' spearhead winter fuel delivery to Nome