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Chinese, U.S. Coast Guards Team Up for Driftnet Bust

By MarEx 2018-06-22 19:10:49

While Chinese and American maritime interests may not always align, that hasn't stopped their respective coast guards from teaming up to fight maritime crime. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley and an embarked team from the China Coast Guard recently...

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Reducing Port Emissions with Next-Generation Diesel Power

By Ezra Finkin 2018-06-22 18:19:21

Diesel technology keeps ports moving. Trucks, trains, locomotives, cargo handling equipment, tugboats and workboats all predominantly rely on diesel fuel. According to the latest in-use statistics, 98 percent of port trucks are...

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Former Flag Officer Censured as GDMA Scandal Continues

By MarEx 2018-06-22 17:58:47

This week, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer issued letters of censure to three officers for past misconduct related to a sprawling bribery and fraud case. Spencer censured Rear Adm. Richard Wren (ret'd.), Capt. Timothy Conroy (ret'd) and Capt. Charles...

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IN THE KNOW Podcast 5: Changing Weather

By MarEx 2018-06-22 16:38:14

In this episode of the Maritime Executive Magazine podcast, editor-in-chief Tony Munoz spoke with marine meteorology expert Lee Chesneau about changes that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is making to its ocean weather charts, which thousands of mariners rely on for...

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MAIB: Vessel Grounded After Master Left Bridge Unattended

By MarEx 2018-06-22 15:38:19

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released its final report on the grounding of the Dutch freighter Ruyter off Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland. The investigators determined that the vessel went aground because the master had left the bridge prior...

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Video: Divers Detonate WWII Mines Off Estonia

By Royal Navy News 2018-06-22 15:02:14

This is the end of 550 pounds of TNT – safely detonated off the coast of Estonia by Royal Navy divers as they tackled the aftermath of "Russia’s Dunkirk." A dozen-strong team of divers and mine warfare experts traveled to...

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White House Proposes Shifting Corps Dredging to DOT

By MarEx 2018-06-22 14:17:40

On Thursday, the White House Office of Management and Budget released a sweeping proposal to overhaul the organization of the federal government, including the nation's maritime agencies.  The proposal - titled "Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century" - calls...

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The U.S. Coast Guard's Role in the Vietnam War

By William H. Thiesen 2018-06-22 11:11:50

The U.S. Coast Guard played a vital role in the Vietnam War, but the service’s combat operations in South East Asia remain unknown to most Americans. On April 29, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed a “Memorandum for the President” that...

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Photos: Port of Tacoma Offloads Luxury Rail Car

By MarEx 2018-06-21 18:16:40

[Brief] Stevedores at the Port of Tacoma recently offloaded an unusual piece of high-and-heavy cargo from the Wallenius Wilhelmsen ro/ro Tiger - a 75-ton, double-decker sightseeing train car for the Rocky Mountaineer rail line. It was the first time that...

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