Providing firm evidence of changing practices and the spread of safety culture throughout towing companies, safety statistics recently released by the U.S. Coast Guard show a dramatic decrease in crew… Read More

Washington, D.C.—Officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said they will not know for weeks, possibly even months, which specific projects will be covered by supplemental funding in a… Read More

The mv. Leland Speakes, a twin-screw towboat with a retractable pilothouse built by Jeffboat in 1967, caught fire February 21 on the Lower Mississippi River near Greenville, Miss., the Coast… Read More

Numerous Ohio River news outlets reported a December 19 barge leak on the river. Two months later, the barge owner, Southern Towing from Memphis, Tenn., has been issued three violations… Read More

Capt. Walter B. Hicks, 81, died December 10, 2017, at his home in Laurel, Miss. He went to work in 1958 on the Captain Mack. He later went to work… Read More

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