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Nawae Construction docked PNG's biggest barge in Alotau

Posted to Eversafe Marine (by song Tom) on February 27, 2016

The biggest barge in PNG was hauled to land by Nawae Construction LTD with marine airbags in middle of January 2016. The vessel , DB Ayios Georgios is one 94 x 23m fully equipped construction barge with crane, accommodation, office and workshop facilities owned by Nawae Construction…

OPA 90 Responder Immunity

Posted to Steve Candito Weighs in ... (by Steve Candito) on February 25, 2016

Does the recent favorable decision in the Deepwater Horizon litigation really alleviate Cleanup Responders’ litigation risks?On February 16, 2016, after five years of litigation and millions of dollars in legal fees, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (J.

SeaLand Celebrates Atlantico!

Posted to From the desk of FMC Commissioner Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on February 24, 2016

I recently had the opportunity to attend the World Trade Association of Philadelphia luncheon on February 17, 2016. In addition, I was invited to say a few words during the announcement of SeaLand’s new Atlantico Service. SeaLand’s announcement…

Rollercoaster Ride to Ruin: a good news / bad news story

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on February 23, 2016

The President’s proposed FY 2017 budget negates all maritime funding progress made during FY 2016. That spells disaster for the waterfront and the greater economy. On the other hand, it’s great news for South American agriculture and bulk commodity suppliers.

Workboat eLogs and the IRS

Posted to Maritime Software....Making It Easy (by Dean Shoultz) on February 11, 2016

Countless Federal laws govern nearly every aspect of the inland waterways transportation industry, yet the convergence of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Sub Chapter M impending Final Rule with the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Inland…

The Next Revolution

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on February 5, 2016

On America's waterfront, the next 'revolution' simply can't get here soon enough.At the same time that we approach the anniversary of the birth of container shipping, we also find ourselves looking at the specter of another (potentially) crippling labor action, this time on the U.S.

The Criminalization of Mariners Continues Unabated

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on January 28, 2016

The cost of that policy and practice will someday yield a more dangerous global waterfront. Count on it.Reuters this week reported that Spain's Supreme Court had sentenced the captain of the Prestige oil tanker, which sank off Spain's northwestern coast in 2002, to two years in prison.

Pirates, Politics & Protection:

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on January 19, 2016

Like oil & water, they don’t mix.For many businesses on the collective, global waterfront, it is going to be a challenging year for one reason or another. Hence, you can be forgiven for forgetting that it wasn’t too long ago that the most pressing…

Honoring the Mariner

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on January 7, 2016

It entails more than better food and pay.In the choppy wake of the holiday season, there is always a lot to be done and much to catch up on. You know exactly what I am talking about. That said; the time spent with family during these hectic times is always, for me, special.

Simplified Onboard UI Best for Workboat Software

Posted to Maritime Software....Making It Easy (by Dean Shoultz) on January 4, 2016

The catalyst to successful software development in the workboat market is economically solving a myriad of marine operational data issues within the framework of a simplified onboard User Interface (UI). Every day boatmen labor to reduce the…

MarPro’s TOP Stories of 2015

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on December 29, 2015

As ranked by you, the readers – and told by me – the blogger …As another year on the water slips by, I think that we can all agree that it was an exciting year, a tumultuous one, and a twelve-month span that brought change through many disruptive events…

Battle of Lissa

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 29, 2015

Empire, which had acquired the region in 1797 as a gift from Napoleon. Austria. southern flank would be weakened. called Viz, Croatia) on the Dalmatian coast. shelling the fort there. Count Persano was notified of the imminent arrival of the Austrian fleet. north to meet the enemy.

Chafarinas Islands

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 25, 2015

town of Ras Kebdana. total area of 0.2 square miles (128 acres). Guard garrison is stationed on the largest of the three, Isla Isabell II. the island. of fresh water. from Melilla, located about 25 nautical miles to the west. 1847. along the Mediterranean coast of Morocco.

Yellow-bellied sea snake

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 22, 2015

birth. waters, it is capable of surviving far at sea. It is the only sea snake found in waters off Hawaii. Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and Red Sea. Asian land snakes about 10 million years ago. prevented it from entering the Atlantic.

Robert Dollar

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 18, 2015

Robert Dollar (1844-1932) was born in Scotland. young. California, where he prospered. acquired lumber interests up and down the West Coast. moving his lumber from the Pacific Northwest to markets in California. Dollar Steamship Company, headquartered in San Francisco.

Ship Ellen Southard

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 15, 2015

Richmond, Maine, was named for the daughter of the builder and owner, Thomas J. Southard. ports worldwide. Atlantic coast to San Francisco in 1864. San Francisco, Captain Howe, the master died. His wife assumed command. alerted a passing ship, which brought word to California.

Capelin

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 11, 2015

Hemisphere. males. uniform depth. the mouth gaping back to below the center of the eye. The lower jaw extends beyond the upper jaw. scales. dorsal surface and white on its ventral surface. plankton and krill. food source for whales, seals, cod, squid, and seabirds.

Apples and Oranges

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on December 10, 2015

Introducing the Jones Act Discussion into Energy Exports is a Decidedly Bad Idea.For the record, I’m an unapologetic, vociferous proponent and defender of the Jones Act. At the same time, I’m also a pragmatist. All of that said, the long and circuitous course line to legalizing U.S.

Grace Dieu

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 8, 2015

Southampton, England as the flagship of small naval fleet of King Henry V. being 218 feet in length and with a beam of 50 feet. moss and tar between the adjoining layers. felled to provide material for its construction. Grace Dieu had two masts. sail. rigged. and a very high forecastle.

Sculpin

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 4, 2015

in the northern hemisphere. cold water (barely above freezing), making it common in the high north. areas, shallow reefs, estuaries, and kelp forests. for use in fish meal and fertilizer. three feet. years. reddish, with mottled stripes and bars.