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Waterway and Maritime Transportation Industry

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  • IRAN, NIGERIA: Heroin and hand grenades sour Abuja-Tehran relations

     
    Iran may have sought to cast the recent Nigerian arms smuggling scandal as a "misunderstanding," but it will be difficult to make the same case for at least 286 pounds of high-grade heroin found hidden inside a shipment of Iranian......
  • ‘America’s Next Top Model’ recap: Tyra’s Italian job

     
    And now it’s time for the international portion of "Top Model." You know, the part where Tyra jets the last handful of wannabes to exotic locations so that the elimination process can get ever more tortuous and the challenges have......
  • Shell outlines precautions for offshore Arctic drilling

     
    Shell Oil Co. is making its best case for why drilling in the offshore Arctic can be done with fewer potential problems than what confronted BP in the Gulf of Mexico. In a detailed response to the federal Minerals Management......
  • Gulf oil spill: Coast Guard calls back 125 cleanup ships after reports of illness

     
    The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday ordered all ships participating in the BP oil spill cleanup in Breton Sound, La., to cease operations after crewmembers on three boats reported health problems. Four crewmembers reported experiencing nausea, dizziness,...
  • Gulf oil spill: boat crew members remain in hospital

     
    Two men involved in private-boat efforts to clean the gulf oil spill remained hospitalized Thursday after falling ill while working in the waters of Breton Sound, according to hospital officials. The U.S. Coast Guard called 125 boats involved in cleanup.....
  • Gulf oil spill forces cancellation of Gulf Coast sportfishing tournaments

     
    In what is likely a harbinger of things to come, at least a dozen sportfishing tournaments have already been canceled in the Gulf Coast, victims of the massive BP oil spill. Kevin Sluder, chairman of the Pensacola Big Game Fishing......
  • Gulf oil spill: New Orleans protesters rage against BP

     
    Despite pelting rain and occasional blasts of thunder, some 200 people gathered in New Orleans’ French Quarter on Sunday to hear speakers demand the ouster of BP and other oil giants from the gulf region and to plead for volunteerism......
  • Gulf oil spill: Florida fears contamination

     
    A sunny afternoon on the coast of West Florida turned gloomy Thursday with the dread that a strong wind could push sticky, toxic petroleum onto its sugar-sand beaches and wildlife-rich wetlands. It felt like the sobering moments before a hurricane’s.......
  • Gulf oil spill: Wildlife toll grows as more oil washes ashore

     
    A brown pelican lies helpless on the southeast shore of Grand Terre Island, La., so heavily coated in oil it’s unable to hold up its head. Not far away a second pelican is bathed in oil, its wings stuck to......
  • Gulf oil spill: human health effects debated

     
    There is broad disagreement on the potential health hazards of the spilled oil polluting the Gulf of Mexico and washing up onto its shores. Some scientists predict medical problems among workers involved in the cleanup and even the general public.......
  • Gulf oil spill: Birds in Barataria Bay hit hard

     
    Members of a three-man team from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology traveled from Grand Isle, La., by boat to the outer islands of Barataria Bay to film the effects the oil is having on the bird population. They arrived on......