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IMO issues new warning on bauxite cargoes

'Dynamic separation' can cause a ship to capsize

GAO: Navy's crew reductions contribute to sailor overwork, safety risks

The agency cites 'degraded readiness' of ships home-ported overseas

BIMCO launches new guidance on deploying lifeboats

A new pamphlet provides advice on the use of fall preventer devices (FPDs)

SAFETY ALERT: CO2 system hazards

An accidental release where a sensor was being tested nearly resulted in a fatality

Coast Guard warns of illegal charters in San Diego

Safety may be jeopardized as well as livelihood of legitimate operators

NTSB issues recommendations to get better weather information to mariners

The guidance stems from the sinking of El Faro as it sailed close to Hurricane Joaquin

Coast Guard lists top cruise ship deficiencies

The low number of detentions continues to reflect the strong safety culture in the sector, the USCG says

CSA honors 1,582 vessels for accident-free operation

The chamber also recognizes 'outstanding feats of safety' that contribute to saving a life

Port of Charleston safety zone lifted after container threat

Four containers on Maersk Memphis are scanned and cleared

IMO boosts passenger vessel stability requirements

The amendments raise the 'required index R' pertaining to flooding after a collision

SAFETY ALERT: Prepare and prevent fuel spray fires

The incidents continue to occur despite being a marine safety focus

Coast Guard not 'aggressively enforcing' salvage, firefighting requirements

Rear Adm. Paul Thomas tells a House panel that the service doesn't have the resources

SAFETY ALERT: Liquefied natural gas leakages

The Coast Guard warns of hazardous system modifications

Chesapeake Bay commercial vessels targeted by laser

The strikes are believed to have originated between Drum Point and Cove Point

Coast Guard, partners target illegal vessel charters near Chicago

In the past year, the service has investigated 22 reports of illegal operations in the area


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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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