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  • 29 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Major General John Peabody, Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division and President of the Mississippi River Commission, describes water as “the perfect engine of destruction. If it finds a weak spot in your defenses, it will attack that weakness relentlessly.” Public safety is always the number one priority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, […]

  • 26 October 2012

    Congressman Brian Higgins, Lackawanna Mayor Geoff Szymanski and Annette Iafallo are teaming up to fight for the removal of Lackawanna homes from the flood zone, a designation that mandates homeowners carry flood insurance at a cost of hundreds of dollars a year. “The flawed FEMA flood map program continues to force local residents to pay […]

  • 22 August 2012

    After the U.S. Coast Guard closed an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River for dredging, hundreds of barges are today stranded by low water. On Monday, dredging operations near St Louis were halting river traffic for 12 hours at a time, according to the Mail Online. There are currently several dredgers working to clear the […]

  • 7 August 2012

    When the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers experienced a flood of record in the spring of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District supported the flood fight by holding back water at its dams in the Cumberland River Basin reservoir system. A coordinated water management operation of Barkley and Wolf Creek Dams on […]

  • 3 June 2012

      Congresswoman Laura Richardson continued her remarkable record of making major progress for port communities by introducing a bipartisan amendment that will ensure that the nation’s ports are prepared in times of crisis. In 2009, Congresswoman Richardson was appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton to the National Defense Authorization […]

  • 26 April 2012

    Congressman Fred Upton issued the following statement yesterday after House Speaker John Boehner named him one of 33 House Members to negotiate with the Senate on the federal highway bill. Last week, Upton joined his House colleagues in passing a bipartisan extension of federal surface transportation programs (H.R. 4348) that would last through September. The […]

  • 17 April 2012

    Water levels along the Mississippi River continue to drop, prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deactivate Phase I flood fight inspections. As a result of this deactivation, all permitted construction work near levees and floodwalls along or near the river may now resume. The Corps activated phase I flood fight as a proactive […]

  • 24 February 2012

    Water levels along the Mississippi River continue to drop, prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deactivate Phase I flood fight inspections. As a result of this deactivation, all permitted construction work near levees and floodwalls along or near the river may now resume. The Corps activated phase I flood fight as a proactive […]

  • 30 January 2012

    Shine Lawyers will this morning lodge legal proceedings against the State Government arguing the Gladstone Ports Corporation has failed to comply with conditions set by the State Government, and must now provide financial compensation to the Gladstone fishing industry. In a first for Queensland the proceedings will seek declarations the Queensland Government and Gladstone Ports […]

  • 20 January 2012

    Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) has announced that the Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District will receive an additional $55 million to dredge the lower Mississippi River. This news comes less than two weeks after Congressman Richmond led the Louisiana House delegation in a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers and the Office of Management […]

  • 10 January 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Seattle District sent a flood fight team to the Quillayute River to stop an imminent breach at the South Jetty in La Push, Wash. Quileute Nation officials requested assistance and a five-person team deployed to the area Jan. 7. They began shoring up an eroded beach area caused by […]

  • 4 August 2011

    With widening the beach more than half done, Nags Head commissioners on Wednesday effectively banned the practice of bulldozing sand… (outerbanksvoice) [mappress] Source: outerbanksvoice, August 4, 2011

  • 28 October 2010

    IMS Dredges, a division of LWT, LLC, is facilitating the creation of a local security zone in the Gulf of Guinea. IMS Dredges’ 7012 HP Versi-dredge is being utilized to develop the bases for the The African Partnership Station in its fight against piracy. The dredged material is creating these foundations as an integral part […]

  • 9 June 2010

    Three days after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, the Dutch government offered to help. [mappress] Source: chron, June 9, 2010;

  • 25 May 2010

    Increasingly defiant of British Petroleum executives and federal officials, state and local officials in Louisiana say they are prepared… [mappress] Source: csmonitor, May 25, 2010;

  • 25 May 2010

    Once again, the fleet of Acta Marine has been expanded with a new multicat of the type Eurocarrier 2209. The newly built vessel, named “Coastal Fighter”, was handed over to Acta Marine. After the naming ceremony, the Coastal Fighter immediately set course to the Dutch Province of Zeeland for her first assignment, offering assistance for […]

  • 10 May 2010

    Gov. Bobby Jindal says the state is pitching a bold plan to help save coastal wetlands and marshes from oil contamination. [mappress] Source: 2theadvocate, May 10, 2010;

  • 5 May 2010

    HUNDREDS of cubic metres of sand will be dredged from the Gold Coast Seaway and dumped offshore from Surfers Paradise to fight beach erosion… [mappress] Source: goldcoast, May 5, 2010;

  • 23 March 2010

    MEMBERTOU — Premier Dar­rell Dexter says he expects Otta­wa to take the lead on funding the dredging of Sydney Harbour so the port can attract the largest cargo ships coming through the Suez Canal… [mappress] Source:chronicleherald,March 23,2010;

  • 4 December 2009

    Bangladesh will seek Tk 70,000 crore from the international community at the Copenhagen conference to deal with the impacts of climate change, said the chief of a parliamentary committee yesterday… Source: The Daily Star; December 4, 2009;209

  • 17 November 2009

    Bangladesh said Tuesday it would need 10 billion dollars from rich countries in the next four years to offset the effects of climate change — double its original estimate… Source: Voice of South, November 17, 2009;

  • 22 February 2021

    Last Wednesday, Danish backhoe dredger Margrethe Fighter capsized in the Port of Trelleborg (Sweden) while she was working on a berth construction project, informs the Maritime Denmark. Two out of three crew members have been rescued while one is still missing. According to the media reports, divers have not yet managed to find the third […]

  • 18 February 2021

    California Congresswoman Julia Brownley has announced $6.3 million in federal funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects for the Port of Hueneme and Ventura Harbor. The U.S. Army Corps’ FY2021 Work Plan includes funds for the annual dredging of Ventura Harbor. The work plan also allocates “donor port” funds for the Port of Hueneme, […]

  • 28 January 2021

    Ohio Congressman Dave Joyce announced last week that several projects critical to Northeast Ohio and the Great Lakes have been incorporated in the fiscal year 2021 (FY21) USACE Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program. The projects include the preconstruction of the Asian carp barrier at Brandon Road Lock and Dam, and dredging works […]

  • 25 December 2020
    Rules & Regulation

    Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) praised recent Congressional passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 as part of the FY 2021 omnibus spending bill. DCA CEO Richard Balzano made the following statement in support of WRDA’s passage: “For the first time, WRDA will open the Harbor Maintenance Tax Trust Fund (HMTF) for […]

  • 22 December 2020

    New York Congressman, Lee Zeldin, issued the following statement following House passage of the Senate Amendment to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133), which includes government funding through September 30, 2021, and additional coronavirus relief: “Throughout December, as Congress’ new COVID-19 relief and annual appropriations legislation was being negotiated, I worked closely with House and […]