Tugs & Barges

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…
JULY 14, 2017—After building eight new 150 ft x 40 ft x 12 ft sand scow barges to be built at a Gulf of Mexico shipyard, maritime construction company Weeks Marine, Inc., Cranford, NJ, was…
JULY 6, 2017 — When Italy's Ocean S.r.l. recently took delivery of its first Damen tug, a Stan Tug 2608, the signing of the delivery documentation, at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, was a royal…
JULY 6, 2017 — Houston, PA, headquartered Campbell Transportation Company, Inc. (CTC) reports that it has completed the acquisition of certain affreightment contracts along with 155 barges and four towboats from American Commercial Barge Line…
JULY 5, 2017 — The MTG Dolphin Shipyard in Varna, Bulgaria, has delivered the first in a series of three Robert Allan Ltd. design tugs to Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar) JSC. The tug, named Alcor,…
JUNE 29, 2017 — Classification society ABS has been awarded a Third Party Organization (TPO) contract by the Cooper Group of Companies to support compliance with U.S. Coast Guard Subchapter M requirements. "ABS anticipated the…
JUNE 28, 2017 — ExxonMobil says that an inspection of one of two Cummins KTA38 main engines on a U.S. inland waterways vessel showed that Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 engine oil had provided outstanding…
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