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Pranks

By Chris Philips, Managing Editor

When George W. Bush prepared to move to the White House for his first term as US President, the place was a mess. The Government Accounting Office reported that Executive Office staff, some of whom had been there 30 years, used words such as “extremely filthy” or “trashed out” to describe the conditions they had observed, and that office space contained a “malodorous stench” or looked liked there had been a party.

The mess was described as “pranks” by the previous occupants, who left vulgar graffiti derogatory to the incoming administration, voice mail announcements that had been changed to answer…

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 

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Story1NASSCO Christens 3rd “ECO Class” Tanker

By Mark Edward Nero

General Dynamics NASSCO has christened the Liberty, the third ECO Class tanker under contract with Florida-based customer SEA-Vista LLC….(Read full article)

Story2FMC Penalizes San Francisco NVOCC for Rates Scheme

By Mark Edward Nero

The Federal Maritime Commission has fined a South San Francisco-based Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier for alleged violations of Maritime Commission regulations and the Shipping Act…(Read full article)

Story3Marcon Reaches 1 Million HP Brokered Mark

By Mark Edward Nero

Coupeville, Washington-based shipbroker Marcon Intl. said Dec. 28 that it has passed the one million horsepower mark in brokered sales… (Read full article)

Story4Port of Redwood City Dredging Project Completed

By Mark Edward Nero

Maintenance dredging of the Port of Redwood City’s shipping channel has been completed, thus restoring the channel to its authorized depth of minus-30 feet for the first time in almost two years, the port said in late December… (Read full article)


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