Professional Mariner - June-July 2014

Short-sea shipping operators object to EPA’s emissions standards

A new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard to curb exhaust emissions from ships is proving controversial in the short-sea shipping industry. The rule, due to take effect in 2015, defines the agency’s Emission Control Area (ECA) as encompassing 200 nm…

Starlight Marine escort tugs ready with high horsepower, control

The 100-foot azimuthing stern drive tug Ahbra Franco sparkled on a perfect San Francisco Bay morning. Named for the daughter of Harley Marine Services founder Harley Franco, the tug was delivered last September to the company’s subsidiary, Starlight Marine Services,…