Coast Guard uncovers violations in first round of towboat inspections

Jen DeGregorio of the The Times-Picayune reports in New Orleans Local & Small Business News that A fledgling Coast Guard inspection program meant to crack down on the towboat and barge industry has already uncovered several licensing problems aboard vessels traveling through New Orleans. Dubbed Operation Big Tow, the program aims to better regulate mariners in the wake of a massive summer oil spill...