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Tug Crewman Medevaced Off Louisiana

(U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station New Orleans)

An ailing mariner was medevaced from a U.S.-flagged tug approximately 18 miles southwest of Atchafalaya Bay, off Louisiana, on Wednesday.The U.S. Coast Guard said its watchstanders at Sector New Orleans received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 from the 78-foot tug boat Lady Loren stating a 35-year-old

Sunken Vessel Leaks Oil Near Sitka, Alaska

The submerged 52-foot fishing vessel, Haida Lady, surrounded by boom, February 26, 2021. Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel received a report that the vessel sank. - U.S. Coast Guard photo by MSD Sitka personnel (Photo: Alexandria Preston / U.S. Coast Guard)

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a report of a diesel fuel discharge after a vessel sank near Sitka, Alaska.Sector Juneau personnel received a report, February 26, that the 52-foot fishing vessel Haida Lady sank and was completely submerged between Cobb Island and Silver Point south of Sitka. The

Bouchard CEO Ordered to Step Down

(Photo: Bouchard Transportation)

Morton S. Bouchard, III, fourth generation leader of family-owned Bouchard Transportation, has been ordered to step down from his role as chief executive officer as the Long Island-based tug and barge operator continues to navigate through bankruptcy and a string of legal challenges.Bouchard, the company's CEO since 1992,

Callan Marine Hires Harner as COO

Greg L. Harner (Photo: Callan Marine)

Galveston, Texas-based dredging contractor Callan Marine said it has hired Greg L. Harner as its new chief operating officer.A 36-year veteran of the construction and maritime industry, Harner brings experience in infrastructure development for deep-water seaports, port security, resort developments,

Taiwan Navigation Orders Two New Tugs

RAmparts 3200-W (Image: Robert Allan Ltd)

PT. Graha Trisaka Industri has awarded tug design contracts to Robert Allan Ltd. for a RAmparts 3200-W and a TRAktor 3200-V. The tugs will be built and operated by Taiwan Navigation Co. Ltd. under a long-term charter contract for CPC Corporation, Taiwan.PT. Graha Trisaka Industri is an affiliate of PaxOcean Group,

Kitsap Transit Acquires Vessel from San Francisco Bay Ferry

Solano (Photo: WETA)

Bremerton, Wash. ferry operator Kitsap Transit said it has purchased the secondhand passenger vessel Solano for approximately $1 million from the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA),The sale closed last Friday following approval by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

American Cruise Lines Adds Sixth Ship to Pacific Northwest

American Harmony (Photo: American Cruise Lines)

American Cruise Lines now has six ships in the Pacific Northwest for 2021, with four of them operating on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.One of the line’s riverboats American Harmony completed its recent journey from the East Coast to the Pacific Northwest via the Panama Canal. The newest addition

VIDEO: Italian Coast Guard Rescues 45 Migrants After Ship Capsizes

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Your browser does not support HTML5 video.The Italian Coast Guard said on Saturday it had rescued 45 migrants after their ship capsized 15 miles south of the Italian island of Lampedusa."At the moment, a total of 45 migrants, all men, have been rescued and arrived this morning in Lampedusa,"

Israel's Beaches Drenched in Oil. Authorities Looking for Ship Responsible

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Israel is trying to find the ship responsible for an oil spill that drenched much of its Mediterranean shoreline with tar, an environmental blow that will take months or years to clean up, officials said.Thousands of volunteers gathered on Sunday to remove the clumps of sticky black refuse from the pale beaches.

Emergency Buy: LNG Tankers Start Offloading Cargo in Mexico

Flex Courageous - Credit: vessels lover/MarineTraffic.com

Mexico on Friday began discharging the first of at least four cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) bought under emergency to ease gas scarcity and power cuts at its Northern states after a cold snap hit supplies via pipeline from the U.S. South.The Marshall Island tanker Flex Courageous carrying U.

Port of Rotterdam Freight Volumes See Biggest Drop in Decade, But Smaller Than Expected

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Freight volumes in the Port of Rotterdam fell 6.9% in 2020 because of the coronavirus crisis, the biggest drop in about a decade but smaller than had been expected, Europe’s largest sea port said on Friday.The port's Chief Executive Allard Castelein told reporters he expected a recovery that began in

Med Marine Builds New Tug for Israeli Coal Company

(Photo: Robert Allan Ltd.)

A new 32-meter ASD tug was has been built and delivered from Med Marine’s Eregli shipyard in Turkey for The National Coal Supply Corporation of Israel.The newbuild Hadera is named after the port in which it will operate. It is a RAmparts 3200-SD ASD tug with escort notation and firefighting capabilities.

Seaspan Ferries to Trial Corvus' New Blue Whale ESS

(Photo: Seaspan Ferries Corporation)

Canadian operator Seaspan Ferries Corporation said it will be the first to trial Corvus Energy’s new Blue Whale ESS, featuring a unique rack-free design of stacking modular blocks to provide higher volumetric battery room energy density and, consequently, maximized passenger or payload capacity.

Cold Snap Shuts Houston Ship Channel

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A deep freeze that hit Texas over the weekend wrought more havoc on the U.S. energy sector on Tuesday, curbing output in the largest U.S. oil field, knocking out a fifth of the nation's refining capacity, and shutting a key shipping channel in Houston.Historic cold has knocked out roughly 4 million barrels per day of refining capacity,

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