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Coast Guard: Ship detention total lowest in five years

The percentage of detentions for firefighting and related systems continues to rise

SAFETY ALERT: Take time to identify counterfeit parts

Products can be represented as meeting requirements when they do not

New Coast Guard program helps AIS users confirm compliance

The Web-based service 'has the potential to significantly increase safety'

Coast Guard begins Operation Spring Restore on Great Lakes, Seaway

The seasonal duty involves placing more than 1,200 floating navigational aids

Marine lessons learned: Lingering lye leads to deck replacement

The Coast Guard reminds vessel owners and operators to be vigilant with chemical spills

Coast Guard schedules public hearing on Caribbean Fantasy fire

The incident prompted the rescue of 511 passengers and crewmembers

Two bulkers detained on Columbia River for safety violations

Atlantic Ruby and Amber L are cited for firefighting and leakage issues

Report details increasing fatigue among seafarers

InterManager's Project Martha finds the problem is most serious for masters and watchkeepers

Coast Guard proposes to raise thresholds for reporting casualties

The service says updating the regulations will reduce the burden on vessel owners and operators

NOAA: Emergency beacons helped save 307 last year

The agency's systems contributed to 205 waterborne rescues

BIMCO experts say maritime crime increasing

The consensus: Cyber incidents will expand in frequency and severity

SAFETY ALERT: Best-laid plans only as good as implementation

Proper adherence to SMS procedures can prevent injury or death

Ferry passenger fined $9,500 for laser strike

The light struck the master and chief mate of Tokitae in the eyes

IMO's Polar Code enters into force

The milestone includes comprehensive regulations covering ship safety and environmental protection

Indian tanker master receives IMO award for exceptional bravery

Capt. Radhika Menon 'just doing her job' when she saved seven fishermen

Norwich University’s Master of Arts in Diplomacy online program


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Professional Mariner Editor Dom Yanchunas visits the Kanawha Valley for a conversation with West Virginia inventor Linwood Hamilton, who has developed a pair of inventions to improve safety in the inland towing industry. One is a rake that would fit onto the bow of a barge. The other is thruster piping inside a lead barge of a tow.

Added: 2015-11-03

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