October/November 2008

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Norfolk Tug acquires startup James River Barge Line

Overseas Shipholding to pay record $37M pollution fine to feds

Great Lakes short sea shipping begins with Ont. scrap-metal barge

Great Lakes states may enforce own ballast rules, court says

Feds praise whistleblowers in Genmar Defiance guilty verdicts

Canadian commodore, fire hoses foil pirate attack in Gulf of Aden

Cruise West adds summer service on Columbia and Snake rivers

Slowdown at Charleston container port hurts tugboat operators

Coast Guard boards New England tugs to check mariner licenses

British Columbia mariner killed when bow gate opens in rough seas

L-3 Klein Receives Full Acceptance of HarborGuard® Waterside Security System

Tug deckhand wins $7M verdict after flying stanchion smashed face

Sealer deaths prompt TSB report to urge safer towing in ice

U.S. admiral: Mariners can use evasive measures to thwart pirates

Commercial barge traffic triples on Erie Canal as gas prices rose

Delaware lightship volunteers recall their nervous tow to shipyard

Ambrose Light, deemed obsolete, passes into history

Tugboat sinks in Gulf off Florida; all 4 crew rescued safely

Massachusetts setting up escort program for double-hull vessels on Buzzards Bay

Ferries find new life on Long Island Sound

Fatal sinking of tugboat results in call for re-examination of stability policies

TWIC commences at New England ports amid hopes problems have been resolved

Scores of vessels get loose in New Orleans during Hurricane Gustav

NE Maritime to hold shiphandling contest

Federal government investigating allegations of misallocation of funds by Kings Point

Low sulfur fuel raises new issues for diesel operators

Excursion boat with 139 aboard runs aground off Maine coast

Coast Guard’s Amver program marks a half century of saving lives

Put a personal locator beacon in your Christmas stocking

New York area tug operator sees big challenges ahead