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July 28, 2014
Foss Maritime appoints VP Human Resources
JULY 28, 2014 — Darlene Crowder is to join Foss Maritime in early August as the Vice President for Human Resources. She will be based at the company's corporate office in Seattle, WA. Ms. Crowder brings over 25 years of experience to the...
July 28, 2014
Horizon delivers fourth 74 ft towboat to Canal Barge
JULY 28, 2014 — Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, has delivered the fourth in a series of towboats to Canal Barge Company, Inc., New Orleans, LA. The Jane Merrick is 74 ft long with a 32 ft 6 in beam and an 8 ft 6 in draft....
July 28, 2014
Gondan books order for two patrol boats
JULY 28, 2014 — Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondan has signed a contract with the Spanish Guardia Civil for the construction of two patrol vessels. With an overall length of 20.5 m and a beam of 5.0 m, the boats are to be built in aluminum...
July 28, 2014
NTSB reports on towboat grounding and sinking
JULY 28, 2014—The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined the probable cause of the November 2013 grounding and sinking of towing vessel Stephen L. Colby. The Stephen L. Colby was operated as a line haul boat by...
July 28, 2014
Raytheon Anschütz launches ShipGuard
JULY 28, 2014 — Raytheon Anschütz, a leading manufacturer of Integrated Bridge Systems, has developed ShipGuard, a shipborne security solution that integrates the vessel's existing navigation systems, such as AIS and radar, with a suite of...
July 28, 2014
Ship registry official switches flags
JULY 28, 2014 — Alfonso Castillero, former Director-General of the Panama Registry, has joined the Liberian Registry as Vice-President. Mr. Castillero worked for sixteen years in the Panamanian maritime sector, rising through the ranks to...
July 27, 2014
Costa Concordia wreck arrives in Genoa
JULY 27, 2014 — The wreck of the cruise ship Costa Crociere has arrived safely in Genoa, Italy, for recycling. Preparatory operations for its entry into the port began at 5.00 a.m. this morning local time when harbor pilots boarded the...
July 25, 2014
Salvage veteran back at Titan
JULY 25, 2014 — Capt. Stuart Miller has rejoined Crowley Maritime Corporation's Titan Salvage operations team as salvage master, bringing with him over 30 years of worldwide, hands-on maritime and salvage experience. Capt. Miller will be based...
July 25, 2014
Gulf Island, Bechtel ink offshore project cooperation pact
JULY 25, 2014 — Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (NASDAQ: GIFI) reports that it has signed a cooperative agreement with Bechtel Oil, Gas, and Chemicals, Inc. to work together to pursue opportunities for offshore projects for the U.S. Gulf of...
July 25, 2014
TSB Canada reports on fatal incident involving WWII era tug
JULY 25, 2014 — On May 10, 2013, at approximately 0625 local time, the barge Arctic Lift I, carrying a cargo of steel rebar, capsized while under tow by the tug Western Tugger in moderate weather about 33 nautical miles southwest of Burgeo,...

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