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Boom! Bang! Dang! With Third World Standards, One of America’s Largest Petroleum Barge Companies Has Posed an Active Safety and Pollution Threat to New York and Texas Coasts, the Coast Guard Says

 Boom First the company ran an old rusty barge to the point where vapors seeped out and it exploded killing

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Project Lighthouse: New Study of US Jones Act Ships Finds Some with “High-Risk Probability for Severe Accidents and Casualties” that “Require Immediate Action to Control the Potential Hazard…”

A new maritime risk ratings study by this column of “Jones Act” ships designated as “militarily useful” shows that half the ships are far riskier than similar vessels in the world fleet – and two are rated as so risky that the agency advises such ships generally “require immediate action to control the potential hazard.”

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