Publication: Professional Mariner

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Webb Institute among Money's Best Colleges

03:42 PM The naval architecture and marine engineering school is No. 2 on the listThe following is the text of a news release from Webb Institute:(GLEN COVE, N.Y.) — Today, Money Magazine reveals its list of Money's Best Colleges, a new approach to ranking ... [Published Professional Mariner - 14 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Costa Concordia arrives in Genoa for scrapping

11:19 AM The four-day tow from the wreck site involved more than a dozen vesselsCourtesy BBC News(GENOA, Italy) — The cruise ship Costa Concordia has entered the port of Genoa for scrapping after a two-year salvage operation, BBC News reported. The ship's ... [Published Professional Mariner - 17 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Foss names new vice president of human resources

11:26 AM(SEATTLE) — Foss Maritime announced that Darlene Crowder will join the company in early August as the vice president of human resources. She will be based at the company's corporate office in Seattle.Crowder brings over 25 years of experience ... [Published Professional Mariner - 17 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Survey: Majority of seafarers denied shore leave didn't have visas

01:04 PM The Seamen's Church Institute finds that flag states are not enforcing a requirement that shipowners cover the costThe following is the text of a news release from the Seamen's Church Institute:(NEW YORK) — Shore leave significantly improves ... [Published Professional Mariner - 17 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

New Videotel program addresses benefits, dangers of social media at sea

12:12 PM The video aims to make mariners aware of the pitfalls and to ensure respectful postingCourtesy Videotel(LONDON) — Videotel, part of KVH Industries Inc., has launched a new program, "Social Media at Sea," addressing the unique dangers of inappropriate ... [Published Professional Mariner - 17 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

AWO praises panel's passage of vessel discharge bill

11:51 AM The bipartisan measure would establish a uniform national framework for standardsThe following is the text of a news release from the American Waterways Operators:(ARLINGTON, Va.) — The American Waterways Operators, a 350-member trade association ... [Published Professional Mariner - 17 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

NTSB cites actions of master, mate in sinking of towboat

10:28 AM Investigators say the two mariners failed to ensure sufficient underkeel clearance for Stephen L. ColbyCourtesy U.S. Coast GuardThe following is a marine accident brief from the National Transportation Safety Board:Accident summaryThe uninspected ... [Published Professional Mariner - 20 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Runaway barge strikes N.J. bridge

10:48 AM The empty barge broke free after the tugboat Eric R. Thorton grounded in the Salem RiverThe following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:(PHILADELPHIA) — The Coast Guard responded to two empty barges adrift Sunday in the ... [Published Professional Mariner - 20 hours ago]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Thrustmaster expands product lineup to include waterjets

11:37 AM(HOUSTON) — Thrustmaster of Texas Inc., a leading thruster manufacturer, expanded its product lineup to include waterjets after acquiring the technology of DOEN Pacific.DOEN, a leading designer and manufacturer of waterjet propulsion systems for ... [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Freighter raised from Tacoma waterway 18 months after sinking

10:16 AM The owner of Helena Star faces criminal charges for allowing it to fall into disrepairCourtesy The News Tribune(TACOMA, Wash.) (July 23) — The freighter Helena Star has been refloated and will be towed to Seattle after sinking 18 months ago, ... [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Bouchard hires Brian Hall as Southern port captain

10:29 AM(MELVILLE, N.Y.) — Retired active duty Coast Guard commanding officer Brian Hall has joined Bouchard Transportation, the nation’s largest independently owned oceangoing petroleum barge company, as Southern port captain/vetting manager. Hall brings ... [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Kvichak Marine Industries delivers 66’ Shallow Draft Tender

11:17 AMSeattle, WA – Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc . recently delivered a multi-mission 66’ all-aluminum Shallow Draft Crab and Salmon Tender to the Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation (NSEDC).  The vessel was christened the Paul C. Johnson ... [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 24 2014]

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"We're looking forward to having Darlene on the Foss team," said Paul Stevens, president and CEO of Foss. "Her exceptional experience and qualifications are the perfect fit for the company."
...pathways for students, veterans, women and re-careering workers," said SMART Center principal investigator and Executive Director Barbara Murray. "The industry is at a critical tipping point with the majority of its current work force nearing retirement and a shortage of educated, credentialed, skilled workers to fill their shoes. By partnering with community colleges to expand awareness of the industry throughout the state and the entire Southeast region we're seeding new academic programs and as a result more high school and community students are choosing to enter a career pathway for future success in the industry."
"Hamilton is a magnificent ship in every respect," said Capt. Doug Fears, Hamilton's prospective commanding officer. "Hamilton's crew is both humbled and honored to have the unique opportunity to breathe life into this great ship, and to sail her to the new home portport of Charleston, S C "
...A spokesman for the port authority said the ship "will not be traveling from Prince Rupert in its current state."

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Webb Institute among Money's Best Colleges [Published Professional Mariner - 14 hours ago]
Survey: Majority of seafarers denied shore leav... [Published Professional Mariner - 17 hours ago]
AWO praises panel's passage of vessel discharge... [Published Professional Mariner - 17 hours ago]
New Videotel program addresses benefits, danger... [Published Professional Mariner - 17 hours ago]
Costa Concordia arrives in Genoa for scrapping [Published Professional Mariner - 17 hours ago]
Foss names new vice president of human resources [Published Professional Mariner - 17 hours ago]
Runaway barge strikes N.J. bridge [Published Professional Mariner - 20 hours ago]
NTSB cites actions of master, mate in sinking o... [Published Professional Mariner - 20 hours ago]
Thrustmaster expands product lineup to include ... [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 25 2014]
Freighter raised from Tacoma waterway 18 months... [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 24 2014]
Virginia recognizes SMART Center for career work [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 24 2014]
Bouchard hires Brian Hall as Southern port captain [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 24 2014]
Kvichak Marine Industries delivers 66’ Shallow ... [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 24 2014]
R.I. man charged in theft of tugboat that grounded [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 23 2014]
Eastern signs deal for new Harvey Gulf support ... [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 23 2014]
Tug damages pier during Port Canaveral dredging [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 22 2014]
J.M. Martinac Shipyard sold at foreclosure auction [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 22 2014]
NSC Hamilton successfully completes builder's t... [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 21 2014]
Coast Guard airlifts crewman after chemical exp... [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 21 2014]
Owners launch final effort to save SS United St... [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 18 2014]
Papp named U.S. special representative for Arctic [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 18 2014]
Coal carrier's hull damaged in B.C. grounding [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 18 2014]
MITAGS-PMI issues guide for recent STCW changes [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 18 2014]
St. Lawrence Seaway shipments rise at U.S. ports [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 17 2014]
Bay Shipbuilding gets repair contracts for two ... [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 17 2014]
Two rescued after tug sinks off Florida's Gulf ... [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 17 2014]
Bay Shipbuilding gets contract for new Kirby ATBs [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 17 2014]
AWO praises confirmation of Jaenichen at MarAd [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 17 2014]
BC Ferries to upgrade its largest ships, add LN... [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 16 2014]
Casino boat grounds off coast of South Carolina [Published Professional Mariner - Jul 16 2014]
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