Latest Marine transportation industry News

State to offer limited catamaran service for Alaska towns

Jan. 19, 2022 16:03 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state transportation department has signed contracts with vendors to run catamarans to southeast Alaska communities affected by a lack of ferry service though some community leaders question if those options will meet resident needs for freight and groceries. ...

Temperatures plunge as Arctic air blasts New England

Jan. 15, 2022 14:11 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Officials across New England cautioned residents to stay indoors Saturday as a blast of Arctic air drives windchills as low as 35 degrees below zero (37 below zero Celsius) ahead of a winter storm. The National Weather Service issued windchill warnings across...

Human, drug trafficking are priorities for state US attorney

Jan. 13, 2022 15:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Pursuing human, drug and gun trafficking cases and being more of a visible presence in the community will be among new U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Rachael Rollins' priorities as she takes helm as the top federal prosecutor in the state, she said Thursday. The...

Washington state wildlife manager accused of poaching

Jan. 12, 2022 18:53 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife employee has been accused of poaching. The Ferry County prosecutor last month charged Fish and Wildlife north-central region director Brock Hoenes with second-degree unlawful hunting of big game, The...

EXPLAINER: Why US inflation is so high, and when it may ease

Jan. 12, 2022 11:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At first, it didn’t even register as a threat. Then it seemed like a temporary annoyance. Now, inflation is flashing red for the Federal Reserve's policymakers — and delivering sticker shock to Americans at the used car lot, the supermarket, the gas station,...

Rollins is 1st Black woman to be Massachusetts' US Attorney

Jan. 10, 2022 18:06 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's former top prosecutor was sworn in Monday as the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, becoming the first Black woman to serve as the top federal prosecutor in the state. Rollins took the oath of office in a private ceremony in the Boston federal courthouse after...

Wooden boat production throttles up in Walworth County

Jan. 10, 2022 01:03 AM EST

GENOA CITY, Wis. (AP) — Patrick Gallagher was looking for a change, maybe as a widget maker. For most of his professional career he had worked in the family asphalt business. So after selling his shares in the suburban Chicago company, Gallagher began searching for a business that...

Battle over White's Ferry continues, more than a year later

Jan. 09, 2022 09:08 AM EST

POOLESVILLE, Md. (AP) — When she moved from Ohio to Virginia to fulfill a lifelong dream of working with horses, Andy Jane Armstrong didn’t think her future would depend on a cable-run ferry line established in the late 1700s. Armstrong, 28, found a home in Leesburg about eight...

Flooding closes part of road on North Carolina's Outer Banks

Jan. 04, 2022 17:52 PM EST

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — A portion of the only highway along North Carolina’s Outer Banks is closed because of ocean overwash. The N.C. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that N.C. Highway 12 between the Basnight Bridge and Rodanthe is closed until further notice, WITN...

Sri Lanka to sign oil terminal deal with India

Jan. 04, 2022 07:03 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka has agreed with India to jointly redevelop a strategic oil terminal consisting of nearly 100 large oil tanks, Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila said Tuesday. He said the Cabinet approved the proposal and an agreement with India should be signed...