NTSB: Incomplete safety procedures led to barge explosion; VIDEO: New Orleans RTA’s newest ferry gets rave reviews from passengers

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NTSB: Incomplete safety procedures led to barge explosion

The NTSB has issued a Marine Accident Report detailing its investigation of the November 4, 2019, explosion of barge IB1940, owned by J O Equipment LLC, in the Illinois Marine Towing Heritage Slip on the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal, near Lemont, Ill. Full Article

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VIDEO: New Orleans RTA’s newest ferry gets rave reviews from passengers

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) reports that one of its two new ferry vessels, RTA2, entered revenue service on Saturday, October 10. RTA2 will serve as the primary revenue vessel for the ferry service between the Algiers Point and Canal Street terminals. Full Article

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Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding delivers 740-foot self-unloading barge

The Michigan Trader will be the 10th barge in the VanEnkevort Tug & Barge fleet, with services on the Great Lakes, Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico. Full Article

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FERRIES 2020 topics will include a focus on women in the passenger vessel industry

Eckstein is founder and executive director of WIMOs (Women in Maritime Operations) and her topic will be how to increase diversity in the passenger vessel industry. She will also address retention of women in the industry and the importance of marine education for women. Full Article

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