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Contractor, Coast Guard Officer Saw No Hazardous Conditions on El Faro

A U.S. Coast Guard officer and a contractor who rode aboard the El Faro in the weeks before it sank said Thursday they did not see any hazardous conditions while they were on the cargo ship.Lt. Kimberly Beisner and Luke Laakso, superintendent with Walashek Industrial & Marine who rode on the El Faro to inspect the boiler…
A Port of Houston fire boat battles a blaze Friday on a tugboat in the Houston Ship Channel

Tugboat fire near refinery shut down Ship Channel

Photo: Coast Guard/ Petty Officer Joseph Mccune. Photo: Coast Guard/ Petty Officer Joseph Mccune. Tugboat fire near refinery shut down Ship Channel1 / 1Back to GalleryThe Houston Ship Channel was closed for a few hours early Friday morning after flames engulfed a tug boat near a refinery.The channel was closed from about 12:15 a.m. to about 2 a.m.

St. John's Coun. Art Puddister says mayor doesnt need to go to cruise convention - Local

St. Johns doesnt need to send the mayor to an annual Florida cruise industry convention anymore, says Coun. Art Puddister.The councillor was the lone vote against sending Mayor Dennis OKeefe to the Seatrade Cruise convention, where he attends marketing meetings with senior executives of cruise lines in Florida every year.Puddister said with the city trimming staff and reviewing spending…

Halifax gearing up for record-breaking cruise ship season - Halifax

The Port of Halifax is gearing up for a big cruise ship season — literally.Over the past few years, the port has noticed many of the lines calling Halifax have been moving toward larger ships.This year, the city is expecting to break the record for passenger capacity on a single vessel, twice over.READ MORE: Busy cruise…

Bollinger, Haynie and former Gov. Sam Jones among Hall of Fame inductees

Seven inductees will be added to the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame on March 12, organizers of the event announced.The list includes shipbuilder Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger, prominent lobbyist Randy Haynie and the late former Gov. Sam Houston Jones.Others are former state Attorney General Richard Ieyoub, ex-Jefferson Parish District Attorney John Mamoulides…

Shipwright

1 - 8 of 8 job search resultsChristensen Shipyards, LLC - Vancouver, WASummary Planning, layout, fabrication, erection and installation of various assemblies, structural items, and outfitting from blueprints/drawings to luxuryCTR Group - PortsmouthSuffolk, VASalary: callposted: 16 Feb 2016by: Heidi ElamClick to View/Hide'…
 Virgin Galactic’s first SpaceShipTwo, an air-launched suborbital spaceplane type designed for space tourism.

Virgin Galactic's new SpaceShipTwo heralds return to space tourism flight tests

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Virgin Galactic will roll out a new version of its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket Friday as it prepares to return to flight testing for the first time since a 2014 accident destroyed the original, killed one of its pilots and set back the nascent industry. The space line founded by Sir Richard Branson will unveil the craft at California's Mojave Air & Space Port…

Transocean Offshore

1 - 1 of 1 job search resultsOffshore Sailing School, Ltd., Inc. Joining within 7 ...Viega LLC - Houston,TXResponsible for developing and implementing sales and account strategies that align with corporate goals; assisting in cultivating long-termMcDermott - TX-HoustonThe Offshore Construction manager (OCM) is responsible for safe…

New caregiving co-op now in operation in Port Townsend -- Port Angeles Port Townsend Sequim Forks Je

New caregiving co-op now in operation in Port TownsendPeninsula Daily NewsPORT TOWNSEND — When Kippi Waters began the formation of the Peninsula Homecare Cooperative with six other women last year, she believed it would change the face of caregiving.Today she believes the cooperative model, where all employees have a stake in the company, has a more universal reach.

Vancouver featured in Marco Rubio campaign ad

YahooA new U.S. political television ad touts 'Morning in America,' but the opening skyline is unmistakably Canadian. Vancouver's distinctive downtown is the first scene in the latest campaign advertisement for Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio."It's morning again in America," says the narrator, an apparent homage to U.S.
Police arrest a suspected member of an international drug smuggling syndicate.

Four arrested following Sydney seizure of 160 kilograms of ice

Video will begin in 5 seconds.Police seize 160kg of iceFour people are arrested in Sydney over the importation of almost 500 kilograms of illegal drugs, including 160 kilograms of ice from China.PT0M31S620349An international drug smuggling attempt has been thwarted following the discovery of almost 500 kilograms of illegal drugs hidden in bar stools and soup-mix packets from China, police say.

Top Cruises | Top awards

Cruise Booking TipsSet a budgetThe first thing you need to know before researching and booking a cruise is how much you are willing to spend. By having a specific budget you will be able to quickly narrow down your available choices in order to make a decision.Decide what you wantThere are all kinds of choices when youre considering a cruise.

20,000 Cables Under The Sea The Internet Needs To Survive

CALAIS The Ile de Sein ship leaves the port of Calais this December day with precious cargo. No special escort accompanies the ship as it sets out into the channel. The boats traveling this route have an important mission: to foster communication by connecting people to the Internet. They travel the world to link continents…

Judge tosses case against dredging Snake, Clearwater rivers - Northwest

»  NorthwestPublished:February 10, 2016 9:20AMLast changed:February 10, 2016 2:10PMA federal judge in Seattle has dismissed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and others that sought to stop dredging of the Snake and Clearwater rivers to make way for bargesLEWISTON, Idaho (AP) A federal judge in Seattle has dismissed a lawsuit against the U.S.

Ventura, Channel Islands harbors to get federal funds for dredging

Two Ventura County harbors will receive federal funding to continue dredging operations.The Ventura Harbor will receive $11.6 million in federal funding for dredging operations over the next two years. Channel Islands Harbor will also receive $9.85 million in federal funds for dredging this year.The Army Corps of Engineers included $7.33 million in this years budget for dredging in Ventura Harbor.

Aussie crew removed from ship at NSW port

Five Australian crew members who refused to leave a bulk carrier ship docked in Newcastle have been forcibly removed by NSW police.About 20 officers entered the Newcastle wharf on Friday morning to escort a foreign crew on board CSL Melbourne before removing the five Australians, the Maritime Union of Australia says.The…

Navy: Former USS Anzio skipper committed sexual harassment, abusive sexual contact | Local Military

NORFOLKThe former commanding officer of the USS Anzio could be kicked out of the Navy for sexual harassment, abusive sexual contact and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman after a night of heavy drinking with his crew while he was in the charge of the guided missile cruiser.Officials relieved Capt. Brian K. Sorenson…
The 'Azamara Quest' carries about 700 guests in butler-serviced staterooms, plus about 400 crew.

Investigation into cruise ship mishap

A formal investigation is under way into whether luxury passenger ship Azamara Quest struck a rock in Tory Channel late last month - and, if so, how it happened.The 'Azamara Quest' is a six-star cruise liner, operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises.Photo: Azamara Club Cruises.The Transport Accident Investigation Commission…

PM Modi to launch maritime summit to attract $6 bn investment

YahooThe first Maritime India Summit (MIS), which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate in Mumbai on April 14, will showcase about 200 projects with an investment potential of US $6 billion, an official said Wednesday.The summit is an attempt by the central government to attract investment in the Indian Shipping…

Port of Cleveland, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers clash over harbor dredging at Council hearing

CLEVELAND, Ohio The ongoing dispute between the Port of Cleveland and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers played out on a public stage Wednesday during a hearing at the Cuyahoga County Council's headquarters.At the core of the feud is the bi-annual dredging of Cleveland Harbor and the Army Corps' proposal to dump sediment…