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Waterway and Maritime Transportation

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  • Crews free humpback whale tangled in fishing line off Hawaii

    A 45-ton humpback whale tangled in heavy fishing line in Hawaii waters for more than a week has been freed. A crew from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary on Saturday used a pole equipped with a knife to saw the line free, West...
  • The Harbor Report: Rowing coach put the 'sea' in OCC

    Between 1983 and 1985, I was at the Orange Coast College sailing center almost every day as a member of the OCC sailing team and then one year as coach. During this time, I met people like Jim Jorgensen, Brad Avery and Dave Grant. At that time, Grant...
  • 2 sides in West Coast ports labor dispute reach tentative contract

    2 sides in West Coast ports labor dispute reach tentative contract
    Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually. The breakthrough came...
  • Shipping lines and dockworkers reach deal; port shutdown averted

    Shipping lines and dockworkers reach deal; port shutdown averted
    Shipping companies and dockworkers reached a tentative deal late Friday on a new labor contract, avoiding a shutdown of 29 ports that would have choked off trade through the West Coast. The agreement, which still needs approval from union members and...
  • Palm Beach County Calendar

      Feb. 25 at 9:30 a.m. Campus Tours Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Learn about the programs provided by Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, see the Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center and visit Donna Klein...
  • 1975 sinking of Carib Star

     
    An engine room explosion causes the 147-foot Catalina excursion vessel Carib Star to begin sinking at its dock in San Pedro....
  • Ferry service stops due to lake ice

    Ferry service between Charlotte and Essex, New York, has been suspended because of heavy ice on Lake Champlain. The service will resume once the lake is clear of ice. The Lake Champlain Transportation Company says the service between Grand Isle,...
  • Drop in Hampton Roads oyster harvest on the horizon

    Drop in Hampton Roads oyster harvest on the horizon
    Virginia has enjoyed huge oyster harvests for the past two seasons, taking in 504,000 bushels last year and 409,000 the year before that. The season now winding down looks healthy, too. But don't get used to it. The Chesapeake Bay and its...
  • Boca Raton seeks private, public money to dredge Hillsboro Canal

    Boca Raton seeks private, public money to dredge Hillsboro Canal
    Silt that could fill up just a little more than four Olympic-sized swimming pools is impeding the boat traffic that makes the Hillsboro Canal the seagoing equivalent of Interstate 95. And the city of Boca Raton is hoping to get a hand to pay the $550,000...
  • Most of Great Lakes surface frozen for second straight year

    For the second consecutive winter, bitter weather threatens to turn the surface of the Great Lakes into a vast, frozen plain. Nearly 81 percent of the lakes' surface area was covered with ice, the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory...
  • Huntington Ingalls division in Mississippi in competition for oiler ship

    Huntington Ingalls Industries, known for building prominent U.S. warships, is now angling to construct a new class of oiler, a Navy workhorse that supplies front-line ships at sea. A recent Congressional Research Service report outlines what lies...