Friday, June 26, 2015
Maritime News

Illinois Captain Sentenced to Six Months in Prison for 2005 Barge Explosion

An Illinois man who was captain of a petroleum barge that exploded in a Chicago canal in 2005, killing a crew member, was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday, prosecutors said.

June 26, 2015
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WATCH: Quick-Thinking Tug and Barge Crew Extinguish Apartment Fire

Quick-thinking tug and barge crew use backhoe to extinguish top-floor blaze.

July 17, 2013
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Storm Warning – Preparing Boats For A Hurricane

As Hurricane Sandy moves up America’s northeast coast, most ships are now operating under the direction of shipping company emergency response plans and United States Coast Guard directives. But owners...

October 28, 2012
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
new york city prison barge

NYC’s Prison Barge – The Most Depressing Barge in the World?

New York City Prison Barge, The Vernon C. Bain Center (VCBC), is an 800-bed jail barge that is designed to handle inmates from medium- to maximum-security in 16 dormitories and...

July 31, 2012
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Seafarer’s Voices: Video Series Provides Former Pirate Hostages Opportunity to Speak Out

The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) has just released a series of videos on Youtube highlighting the stories of four former pirate hostages. “Piracy takes a terrible toll on seafarers and...

February 21, 2012
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