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NTSB assesses industry’s close encounters with recreational boats

NTSB assesses industry’s close encounters with recreational boats

The increase in dangerous incidents between recreational and commercial vessels on U.S. waterways has resulted in new safety recommendations by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) based on an investigation into the scope of the problem.


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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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