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Harken employees acquire company

From Harken co-founder Peter Harken: (PEWAUKEE, Wis.) — Throughout the years, Olaf and I have been approached by lots of good people interested in acquiring our business. The way we decided was simple. We turned down every offer that didn’t…

Harken acquires Dutch distributor On Deck B.V.

(PEWAUKEE, Wis.) — Harken Inc. acquired its longtime Dutch distributor On Deck B.V. on Sept. 4. It is part of Harken’s efforts to grow its service levels and stay as close as possible to the customer in important strategic markets…

Maritime Casualty News, August 2020

Four mariners die in dredge explosion near Corpus Christi Four crew working aboard Waymon L. Boyd died after the dredging vessel caught fire Friday, Aug. 21, in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. At least two other crewmen on the vessel…

Coast Guard warns that inaccurate vessel data can undermine AIS

A spring collision on the Mississippi River that resulted in several fatalities has spurred the U.S. Coast Guard to ramp up efforts to get two points across about automatic identification systems: that it’s unsafe to rely solely on the communication tool to know what vessels are nearby, and that improper entry of AIS data can even be deadly.

Schottel wins repeat order to supply pump jets for Mystic Cruises

(SPAY, Germany) — German propulsion manufacturer Schottel has won a contract to supply state-of-the-art pump jets for five additional expedition cruise ships (with option to include a sixth) for Portuguese-based company Mystic Cruises. Two pump jets will be installed aboard…

Brownwater News, August 2020

Funding for port relief moves forward in House 
A bill aimed at helping America’s ports through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond was introduced in the U.S. House on July 30 to accompany the Maritime Transportation System Emergency Relief Act introduced…