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‘Marine Terminal’ Included Adjacent Tank Farm, Worker Owed Longshore Benefits

A worker whose primary job duty was to unload oil products from vessels is eligible for federal Longshore and Harbor Act benefits, even though he was transferring product from one storage tank to another at the time he injured his …

Cargo Ship Stuck in Sand Could Remain in Sea for Many Months

A cargo ship that capsized off the Georgia coast could remain in the sea for the next year. That’s the long-range outlook of Coast Guard Cmdr. Matt Baer, a member of the Unified Command tasked with removing the ship that …

Wyoming Ferry Being Reviewed After Sinking

Grand Teton National Park officials are considering whether to cease operating a replica of the historic Menor’s Ferry. The vessel sank in the Snake River this summer when park staff put the ferry into the river. Mike Nicklas is the …

Grounded Vessel Spills Diesel Fuel in Alaska Harbor

A towing vessel went aground on rocks near Nome’s harbor, sending up to 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilling into the ocean, officials said. The boat was pulling a barge when its tow line hit the propeller and disabled it, …

Chief: Wis. Plant Explosion Damage Exceeds $1 Million

Fire officials say an explosion at a door manufacturer in central Wisconsin scattered debris a half mile away, but the timing of the incident prevented any serious injuries. A large pressurized vessel at Marshfield Door Systems exploded Monday about 3:20 …