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Coast Guard publishes final rule on STCW amendments

The U.S. Coast Guard has published its final rule covering recent international changes to Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping

Resolve Maritime opens engine room simulator

The Transas ERS 5000 allows Resolve to expand course offerings across the industry, including the offshore, tanker and cruise sectors

Good Samaritan tug helps ATB escape ice floes

Joyce L. VanEnkevort comes to the aid of Undaunted and its barge, which were stuck and drifting on Lake Michigan

Canadian shipowners: VGP compliance 'impossible'

The Canadian Shipowners Association says it is working to find relief from the 'inflexibility' of new U.S. ballast water rules

Orolia to acquire Techno-Sciences, global provider of search-and-rescue satellite solutions

ExxonMobil pays record $110,000 per day for Jones Act tanker

ExxonMobil pays record $110,000 per day for Jones Act tanker

The six-month charter agreement reflects a shipping niche being squeezed by a surge in U.S. oil production

Globecomm Maritime keeps seafarers in touch with Access Chat Crew

Documents show Carnival knew of fire danger before ill-fated cruise

Documents show Carnival knew of fire danger before ill-fated cruise

CNN reports that Carnival Triumph set sail despite a known generator hazard in ships across the company's fleet

Chief engineer dies after fall on St. Lawrence ship

The Russian mariner fell 10 feet from a flight of stairs while returning to the engine control room

Two barges damaged in Corpus Christi collision

Two barges damaged in Corpus Christi collision

One of the vessels was carrying 4.2 million gallons of gas oil, but no pollution is reported

Ports of Toledo, Milwaukee post strong growth in 2013

Grain and other dry bulk cargoes were a bright spot throughout the Great Lakes shipping season

Coast Guard, NYPD respond to barge taking on water

Coast Guard, NYPD respond to barge taking on water

Crews deploy pumps and escort the vessel, which was loaded with recycled plastic, to port in New Jersey

14 passengers injured in N.C. ferry grounding

Coast Guard boat crews transport the victims from the 64-foot Adventure, which grounded near Battery Island

Inmarsat to acquire maritime provider Globe Wireless

The Florida-based company, specializing in communications services for the shipping market, is being purchased for $45 million

Wärtsilä AQUARIUS EC ballast water management system granted IMO Type Approval

Jensen Maritime upgrades fast-response fireboats for city of Portland

'Unprecedented' ice strands freighter on Muskegon Lake

'Unprecedented' ice strands freighter on Muskegon Lake

The tugboat Meredith Ashton assists the 635-foot Buffalo, allowing it to deliver its load of coal

American Cruise Lines building four new riverboats

American Cruise Lines building four new riverboats

The ships, each carrying 150 to 200 passengers, will cruise the Mississippi River system and the Columbia and Snake rivers

Coast Guard assists two ships beset by ice in Michigan

Coast Guard assists two ships beset by ice in Michigan

M/V Presque Isle and M/V St. Clair were blocking the navigational channel in the St. Marys River

Transas simulators selected for two training centers in Egypt

Transas upgrades training center in Jordan

SMART releases new maritime career videos

SMART releases new maritime career videos

The segments highlight the value of registered apprenticeships for aspiring technicians in the industry

Now upright, Costa Concordia could be refloated by June

Now upright, Costa Concordia could be refloated by June

The salvage director says additional flotation tanks are being attached as the ship rests on an underwater platform

Hawaiian Tug & Barge rebranded as Foss

EPA offering $4 million in grants for clean diesel port projects

EPA offering $4 million in grants for clean diesel port projects

Emission targets include marine engines and cargo handling equipment, with priority given to ports in areas of poor air quality

PRONAUTAS installs Transas Premium Dual ECDIS on Jan De Nul Group vessels

Willard Marine to provide 42 rescue boats to Army

The SOLAS-approved rigid-hull inflatables will be built at the company’s plant in Southern California

Crowley ships typhoon relief supplies to Philippines

The company delivers food, hygiene kits and other items from its Miami warehouse, which is a distribution center for USAID

Deck hand dies after falling off Ohio River ferry

Deck hand dies after falling off Ohio River ferry

Emergency responders say the 81-year-old victim was not wearing a life jacket