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Port Chicago explosion

Port Chicago explosion
A huge munitions explosion during World War II with a high loss of life

The Crude Oil Markets are Changing

The Crude Oil Markets are Changing
The U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) Says that You Should Care. The reasons why are all good.

Battle of the Shimonoseki Straits

Battle of the Shimonoseki Straits
A little-known 1863 battle between the US Navy and Japanese forces

Near Misses: Saving Ourselves One Miss at a Time......

Near Misses: Saving Ourselves One Miss at a Time......
"Near-miss : A sequence of events and/or conditions that could have resulted in loss. This loss was prevented only by a fortuitous break in the chain of events and/or conditions. The potential loss could have been human injury, environmental damage or negative business impact (e.g., repair or replacement costs, scheduling delays, contract violations, loss of reputation)." - International Maritime Organization

Attu Island

Attu Island
A remote Alaska island with a bloody history

STS Sedov

STS Sedov
World’s largest sail training ship

Barge launching with marine airbags from carrier deck

Barge launching with marine airbags from carrier deck
In September 2014, Eversafe Marine worked together with Indonesian PMG corporation, launched one 230 feet barge from the deck of one 300 feet barge with marine airbags. www.eversafe-marine.com

Bitts & Splices

Bitts & Splices
Just back from yet another road trip, I find myself looking at a number of interesting stories on the waterfront. And, because I couldn’t decide which one to zero in on, I decided to talk about them all. From my porthole, there’s never a dull moment on the waterfront.

Coast Guard Foundation NYC Event a Success

Coast Guard Foundation NYC Event a Success
The Coast Guard Foundation held its 34th Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard last night in New York City, an event that raised more than $1m for the Foundation that helps Coast Guard families.

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

Heard Island and McDonald Islands
A subantarctic volcanic archipelago

MV Mikhail Dudin

MV Mikhail Dudin
Carrier of highly enriched uranium cargoes

Sponge

Sponge
A stationary marine filter-feeder found in all the world’s oceans

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Decade Old India Shipping Summit Makes History

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  In ten years, India Shipping Summit held consistently in Mumbai, has sailed on a robust growth course despite the worldwide witnessing recessionary waves buffeting any endeavors to grow and gain.

USCG to Ensure Safety During World Series

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  The Coast Guard and local agencies are working to ensure the safety of boaters and baseball fans during World Series games at AT&T Park this weekend.

Areva-Siemens Raises Claim Over Finnish Reactor Delays

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  The French-German consortium Areva-Siemens , the supplier of Finland's much-delayed Olkiluoto-3 nuclear reactor, has increased its claim against Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima (TVO),
 
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