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Coast Guard Ice Breaking Chiarello Johansson

University, including raising funds operations and navigation (including with TOTE’s new service to Hawai’i. for scholarships, equipment, facilities, AIS) offer profound positive impacts TOTE subsequently conducted a pre- and infrastructure. on the lives of millions of passengers liminary study of the site’s infrastruc- – including in developing countries ture which indicated that upgrades

U.S., Canadian Coast Guards where accidents have been prevalent. and improvements will be required

Renew Icebreaking Pact

The conference will showcase leading to accommodate the new operations.

Rear Admiral Joanna Nunan, Com- edge technological solutions and will Due to the scope and timing of the mander, United States Coast Guard include sessions held aboard vessels in ugrades and improvements, TOTE

Ninth District joined Julie Gascon, New York waterways. will not renew the letter of intent

Assistant Commissioner of the Cana- (LOI) with Philly Shipyard that ex- dian Coast Guard’s Central and Arctic pired on January 31, 2018.

Crowley, Pivotal Ink LNG

Region January 18, to sign an updat-

Supply Contract ed Memorandum of Understanding Crowley Fuels announced that it has

Annual Towing Forum returns between their agencies concerning signed another multi-year supply con- to SUNY Maritime

Coast Guard icebreaking services in tract with Pivotal LNG to support For nearly 20 years, leaders of the tug the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Sea- a major pharmaceutical company’s and barge industry in the region have way maritime transportation system. energy needs in Puerto Rico. The converged on SUNY Maritime Col-

The renewed United States/Canadian contract, executed through Crowley lege in the spring to discuss current

Coast Guard MOU strengthens the subsidiary Carib Energy (USA) LLC, issues and initiatives facing the indus- mutual commitment for ensuring vi- calls for Crowley to transport LNG try. This year will be no different; the tal icebreaking operations in the Great from Pivotal facilities on the mainland 18th annual Towing Industry Forum

Lakes region. The icebreaking MOU to the island manufacturer. Crowley’s will include presentations about safety authorizes the exchange of personnel solution entails loading LNG into management systems, wind farms and on Coast Guard icebreakers. Similar 10,000-gallon ISO containers at Piv- their impact on marine traf

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