Crack in I-40 bridge sees Lower Mississippi closure

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a waterway restriction to all vessel traffic on the Lower Mississippi River Tuesday near the I-40 bridge in Memphis, Tenn. The waterway restriction closes the river to

Pin marks Subchapter M deadline date on calendar

Key Subchapter M compliance deadline nears

In what will be a gentle reminder to some towing vessel owners, and likely a jarring wake-up call to others, a post on the Coast Guard Maritime Commons blog notes that the

SEACOR Eagle lift boat near capsized SEACOR PowerOR Eagle

SEACOR Power: Salvage ops begin

Salvage operations on the capsized lift boat SEACOR Power have gotten underway. Among the assets deployed is another SEACOR lift boat, the SEACOR Eagle. It is staged with gear near capsized vessel

SEACOR Power: USCG suspends search

A fifth body of a SEACOR Power crewmember was recovered Sunday, bringing the total number of fatalities in the capsize of the lift boat to five. Six people have been saved. Eight

Portrait of Alisa Praskovichi

Crowley names Praskovich VP of sustainability

Crowley Maritime Corporation has promoted Alisa Praskovich to vice president of sustainability. In this role, Praskovich will orchestrate Crowley’s environmental, social responsibility and governance (ESG) activities across its business offerings and operations

Barge slams into Gig Harbor docks and homes

Coast Guard members from Sector Puget Sound responded Monday when a barge smashed into private docks and homes near Gig Harbor, Wash. Watchstanders at Sector Puget Sound received notification from Pierce County

Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association names next president

The Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association’s (GICA) Board of Directors has selected Paul Dittman as its prospective president. He will assume the role at GICA’s 116th Annual Seminar in August 2021. Dittman is

USCG extends merchant mariner credentials

In a post on the Coast Guard Maritime Commons blog, Rear Admiral R. V. Timme, U.S. Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy says that the Coast Guard continues to evaluate the

Bouchard Transportation: What went wrong?

A filing in the Bouchard Transportation Co. Chapter 11 bankruptcy case paints a sobering picture of how one of America’s longest established maritime companies found itself plunged into a liquidity crisis, falling

Gulf Coast readies for Hurricane Delta

The U.S. Gulf Coast, and Louisiana in particular, was this morning getting ready for the arrival of Hurricane Delta, which threatens to tear through areas still recovering from Hurricane Laura which hit

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