Professional Mariner - October-November 2012

Industry hopes to stop Jones Act waivers for strategic oil moves

While the Obama administration has given assurances that it will strive to use U.S.-flag vessels for movements of oil from the nation’s strategic reserves, industry representatives remain worried about a repeat of 2011 when U.S. vessels were all but shut out during a significant drawdown of the reserves.

‘Twin Towers’ assist with Manhattan dredge work

Tugboaters and tugboat watchers took notice of identical twin tugs working in the Port of New York this spring and summer. “The guys on the dredge call us the Twin Towers,” said Capt. Barry Sadler, referring to the Dann Marine…