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Coast Guard authorizes Ft. Lauderdale New River waterway to close for 12 days in February

Click for Jan. 12, 2017 update. By Dorie Cox The U.S. Coast Guard has authorized the closure of the New River to navigation west of downtown Ft. Lauderdale …

Bridge repair to close New River navigation in February

By Dorie Cox A planned repair of the railroad bridge in downtown Ft. Lauderdale will close navigation to the city’s major shipyards for 12 days in …

Section on south fork of New River to close for construction

UPDATE NOV. 8 The construction work is on schedule for the Mon., Nov. 9 channel re-opening according to Arturo Perez, senior engineer at Pinnacle Consulting …

Leaders bullish on show home city

Ten of Ft. Lauderdale’s business and community leaders gathered at the show yesterday to talk about the future of the city in terms of not only of the …

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Shipyards, towboats and marine businesses go to court over New River closure

Shipyards, towboats and marine businesses go to court over New River closure

By Dorie Cox Shipyard owners, towing and repair companies, and other marine businesses will go before a judge later this month to stop …

Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

From quarrels between cabin mates to squabbles over a task, yacht crew occasionally have an issue onboard. Apart from firing someone, The …

IMO extends Manila Amendment refresher deadline

IMO extends Manila Amendment refresher deadline

I have written much in these pages over the past year concerning the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention. And I am compelled to …

Why owners like, use and buy big boats

Why owners like, use and buy big boats

There are myriad reasons why owners choose to endure the significant cost of big-boat ownership. Some use their boats as a business tool, …

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