Marine transportation industry

This photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a barge on fire approximately three miles from Port Aransas, Texas, jetties, Friday. Oct. 20, 2017. A Coast Guard Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin and HC-144 Ocean Sentry are searching for two missing crew members. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
October 20, 2017 - 7:30 pm
PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) — A barge loaded with crude oil caught fire off the Texas coast, leaving one crew member dead and another missing. A spokesman for the city of Port Aransas, Rick Adams, confirmed the death Friday and said the search continues for the missing crew member. The names of the...
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Crews work on a border wall prototype near the border with Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in San Diego. Companies are nearing an Oct. 26 deadline to finish building eight prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 20, 2017 - 4:39 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site in San Diego. The prototypes form a tightly packed row of imposing concrete and metal panels, including one with sharp metal edges on top. Another has a...
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October 13, 2017 - 6:15 am
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Paradise has been found. The sign welcoming Key West visitors to "Paradise U.S.A." that went missing after Hurricane Irma hit Florida is back home. News outlets reported Thursday an unidentified couple dropped off the sign at a dock in Fort Myers, about 300 miles (480...
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A demonstrator waves a Catalan flag in support of the disputed independence vote Sunday in Catalonia during a protest in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans says there is a "general consensus that regional government of Catalonia has chosen to ignore the law when organizing the referendum." (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
October 04, 2017 - 4:25 pm
MADRID (AP) — The regional Catalan government plans to declare independence in the coming days from Spain, the latest twist in a constitutional crisis between Spain's central government in Madrid and separatists in the northeast. What that independence declaration will actually mean for the...
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Waves wash ashore hitting a house as winds and storm surge from Tropical Storm Maria lash North Carolinas Outer Banks as the storm moves by well off-shore on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Dare County officials said the high tide flooded some roads in the area and travel is hazardous. (AP Photo/Ben Finley)
September 28, 2017 - 3:12 pm
WAVES, N.C. (AP) — Maria was finally racing east over the Atlantic on Thursday, giving the United States a rest from the constant threat of tropical weather for more than a month. No injuries have been reported on the U.S. mainland from Maria, which lashed North Carolina's fragile Outer Banks with...
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People sit on both sides of a destroyed bridge that crossed over the San Lorenzo de Morovis river, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Morovis, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. A week since the passing of Maria many are still waiting for help from anyone from the federal or Puerto Rican government. But the scope of the devastation is so broad, and the relief effort so concentrated in San Juan, that many people from outside the capital say they have received little to no help. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 27, 2017 - 10:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure to do more to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration was considering waiving a little-known federal law that prohibits foreign-flagged ships from shuttling goods between U.S. ports. Republicans and Democrats have...
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A woman stands in the water as Hurricane Maria moves closer to North Carolina's Outer Banks on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Thousands of visitors abandoned their vacation plans and left the area as the hurricane moved northward in the Atlantic, churning up surf and possible flooding. (AP Photo/Ben Finley)
September 26, 2017 - 6:04 pm
WAVES, North Carolina (AP) — Thousands of visitors abandoned their beach vacations as high surf from a weakening Tropical Storm Maria pushed through dunes and under homes Tuesday in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Meanwhile on Puerto Rico, more than 3.4 million U.S. citizens still lack adequate food...
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September 17, 2017 - 1:18 am
KOALA SURVIVES 10-MILE AUSTRALIA TRIP IN WHEEL ARCH ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — For a stowaway who made a 16-kilometer (10-mile) journey squeezed in the wheel arch, a koala was lucky to escape with just scratches. The driver of the four-wheel vehicle was unaware of the extra passenger until they...
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September 16, 2017 - 10:50 am
ONE HOME, TWO RECORD-SETTING CATS FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Here's a very tall tail: Two record-setting cats are living together near Detroit. Arcturus Aldebaran Powers holds the Guinness World Records mark for tallest domestic cat, measuring at about 19 inches (48 centimeters). Housemate...
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September 13, 2017 - 5:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years - but autonomous boats could be just around the pier. Spurred in part by the car industry's race to build driverless vehicles, marine innovators are building automated ferry boats for Amsterdam canals, cargo ships that...
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