September 4, 2015 Crane barge sinks on Mississippi River

A crane barge carrying an excavator crane and a backhoe broke free of its moorings and sank on the Mississippi River near the town of Convent, Louisiana. The US Coast Guard (USCG) was liaising with a salvage firm on Tuesday about possible recovery of the vessel...

September 2, 2015 Obama Calls For New Ice Breaker Fleet

After months of growing unease in Washington over the Coast Guard’s Arctic capabilities, President Obama called Tuesday for accelerating the planning and construction of a new icebreaker fleet. “The growth of human activity in the Arctic region will require highly engaged stewardship to maintain the open...

September 1, 2015 WATERWAYS COUNCIL INC.

A RETURNING CONGRESS HAS MUCH TO TACKLE NEXT WEEK Congress remains in recess until September 8, but will return to an ambitious agenda.  With the lateness of Labor Day this year, the House will be in session during September for just 10 days to accomplish...

September 1, 2015 Mississippi Valley Branch – Supporting the Valley and the Nation

The Silent Auction at the 2015 Annual Meeting was a great success.  Our congratulations are extended to the following successful bidders: Bill Connole – Mike Matheny autographed baseball and book; Tim Orr – handpainted wine glasses and Illinois wine; Jamey Sanders – set of custom...

August 28, 2015 Trinity Marine to close Louisiana yard

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August 28, 2015 Canada Ferry Delayed by Engine Trouble

Canada ferry delayed by engine trouble | WorkBoat.com - Maritime News, Commercial Marine and DayratesOne of two $50 million Ro-Pax ferries built for the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador by Damen has been recalled to the company’s Romania shipyard to replace one of the...

August 17, 2015 Update: M/V Challenger and barge overturned in Nushagak near Kokwok

Crew alive, unclear about fuel leakage from Ridge Contracting vessel and barge overturned Sunday afternoon in Nushagak River. The M/V Challenger with two onboard went down Sunday around 3 p.m.; both onboard are fine with no reported injuries. The cause of the sinking has not been...