Tugs & Barges

MARCH 31, 2016 —Marcon International, Inc., Coupeville, WA, has brokered the sale of the 1,700 BHP tug Benjamin Foss by Foss Maritime Company, Seattle, WA to private U.S. interests. The 78.0' x 26.3' x 11.0'…
MARCH 26, 2016—Over the years, Rodriguez Shipbuilding, Inc.’s triple-screw towboats have won a following operating in the shallow waters where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico. These Lugger-type vessels are designed with a…
MARCH 24, 2016 — Rolls-Royce supplied Damen Shipyards Group with a total of ten MTU Series 4000 engines and five MTU Series 2000 engines, along with azimuth thrusters, for five tugs being built for the…
Students and professional mariners at State University New York Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, NY, are now able to work together to simulate docking articulated tug barges with two Class B tug assist simulators. The simulators…
MARCH 14, 2014 — The body of a second crew member, Timothy Conklin, 29, was yesterday recovered following an incident in which an 84 ft tugboat slammed into a stationary barge near the foot of…
MARCH 9, 2016 — Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX) reports that it has agreed purchase the Seacor Holdings Inc. inland tank barge fleet for approximately $88 million in cash. The asset purchase will consist of 27…
MARCH 8, 2016 — Designed by Robert Allan Ltd in collaboration with Turkish shipbuilder Sanmar Shipyards and Voith Turbo Propulsion, the VectRA 3000 class tug is a high performance VSP tractor tug designed for maximum…
MARCH 1, 2016—Gulf Island Shipyards, LLC, a subsidiary of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., recently delivered the Loree Eckstein, the second of three 10,000 hp towboats, to Marquette Transportation Co., Paducah, KY, at the shipbuilder’s Houma…
FEBRUARY 24, 2016—Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, FL, recently delivered the H. Douglas M, the first of a series of four Z-Tech 2400 Escort & Terminal Tugs for Bay-Houston Towing Co., Houston, TX. Designed and…
FEBRUARY 23, 2016—Beacon Finland, Rauma, Finland, recently appointed Rio Marine, Inc., Houston, TX, as its exclusive company to service its JAK-ATB coupling systems in the U.S. The JAK ATB coupling system is a pneumatically actuated,…
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