Tugs & Barges

AUGUST 4, 2017—A christening ceremony was recently held for a new 820 hp, steel-hull tug built by Marine Group Boat Works (MGBW) for General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego, CA. Designed by naval architectural firm Jensen…
AUGUST 2, 2017—The South Street Seaport Museum in downtown Manhattan plays a vital role in showcasing New York City’s maritime heritage. The museum accomplishes this not only through its special exhibitions, educational programs and tours, but…
JULY 28, 2017 — The Harvest, an ATB barge purpose-built to transport liquefied anhydrous ammonia, recently delivered to Savage Companies by Vigor has been classed by ABS, which also classed the connecting tug, Abundance, built…
JULY 27, 2017 — Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX) announced net earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017 of $25.8 million, or $0.48 per share, compared with $38.9 million, or $0.72 per share, for…
JULY 24, 2017 – The American Waterways Operators has released a new study that documents the contribution that the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry makes to the U.S. economy. The study, developed through a…
JULY 21, 2017 — Seattle, WA, headquartered Harley Marine Services has welcomed its newest vessel, Dr Hank Kaplan, to its Puget Sound fleet. Built by the Diversified Marine shipyard in Portland, OR, the tug has…
JULY 20, 2017 — A report by the U.K. Marine Accident Branch is a reminder that a particular hazard faced by tugs is girting. Girting occurs when high athwarthships towing forces cause a tug to…
JULY 19, 2017—While much of the media attention at Horizon Shipbuilding Inc., has focused on its construction of a series of passenger-only ferries for NYC Ferry, it is also building for another New York City…
JULY 18, 2017 — A Unified Command yesterday lifted the sunken towing vessel Eric Haney at mile marker 9.7 on the Upper Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois, Monday. The Unified Command consists of the Coast…
JULY 14, 2017—The ATB tug Abundance, the “power” behind the first complex liquefied ammonia transport barge built in the U.S. in decades, was recently delivered by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Whidbey Island, WA, to a…
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