Who was it who said, “Never let a crisis go to waste”? The phrase certainly applies to opportunities for discussion arising in the wake of the recent devastating rains and… Read More
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Today’s mariners, both inland and deep sea, live much safer, more comfortable, better-compensated and better-protected lives than their predecessors did in 1834, when the Seamen’s Church Institute was founded. But… Read More
Last week’s Supreme Court decision in Dutra v. Batterton (June 24) is one of the most consequential maritime law rulings in recent years. It was important for its reversal of… Read More
Since it was inaugurated in 2008, MarAd’s Small Shipyard Grant Program has awarded more than $226 million in a total of 216 grants. These grants help fund upgrades and expansions… Read More
Few sources have put forward firm estimates of the total cost of the ongoing flooding on almost all major river systems, not to mention farmers’ fields. In April, the weather… Read More
The men and women who volunteer their time to serve on congressionally chartered boards in order to represent the interests of the inland navigation community are essentially taking on a… Read More
As expected, Corps commanding general Todd Semonite signed the Chief’s Report on the Brandon Road Recommended Plan for an array of carp-fighting measures and sent the proposal to Congress. As… Read More
The May 20 meeting of members of the Mid-America Regional Exam Center workgroup (MAREC) with top officials of the National Maritime Center was remarkable for several reasons. Chief among them… Read More
By Tom Waters The flood of 2019 has wreaked havoc in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. From Omaha to Kansas City, more than 100 breaches in levees allowed the Missouri… Read More