Lead Gear Tech

Lead Gear Tech

  Western Towboat Co. is searching for a Lead Gear Tech to join our team working in our Ballard shipyard. If you are a versatile marine mechanic with experience working with z-drive tugs, then this could be the next step in your maritime career. This position will work under the direction of the Port Engineer and assist in tasks related…
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Fagan cites ‘broken trust’ in Coast Guard, mandates changes

Fagan cites ‘broken trust’ in Coast Guard, mandates changes

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday published an Accountability and Transparency Review (ATR) report on the service’s workforce culture and organizational climate. The report was accompanied by a memorandum from Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Linda Fagan, which directed 33 initial actions to address recommendations in the report. Fagan’s directed actions are designed to ensure that every member of…
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All American lands MarAd small shipyard grant

The U.S. Maritime Administration has awarded a $916,000 Small Shipyard Grant to All American Marine of Bellingham, Wa. The grant will be used to purchase and install a state-of-the-art 60' router table and a CNC press brake, which will significantly enhance the company’s manufacturing capabilities. The large router table with dual cutting heads will enable the shipyard to cut materials…
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California ports to collaborate on joint data system

California’s five major container ports – Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Hueneme, and San Diego – have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the creation of the California Port Data Partnership. According to the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, the goal of the Partnership is “to jointly advance computerized and cloud-based data interoperability with a common…
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NTSB issues scrap metal cargo warning

NTSB issues scrap metal cargo warning

(WASHINGTON) — The National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) has issued a warning highlighting the fire risk inherent in scrap metal cargoes, particularly from hazardous and flammable contaminants like lithium-ion batteries.  While scrap metal is not rated as a hazardous cargo, and is usually treated like any other bulk commodity, the NTSB has cautioned that such cargoes “have the potential of…
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