Tugs & Barges
LEEVAC Shipyards Jennings, LLC, Jennings, La., reports that it has signed contracts with Bay Houston Towing Co. and Suderman & Young Towing Company, both of Houston, to build two 80 ft x 38 ft x…
American Commercial Lines (ACL) reports the purchase of eight 20,000 barrel capacity tank barges from SeaRiver Maritime Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation. The price was not disclosed. The purchase will expand ACL's fleet…
Australian operator RiverWijs, a joint venture of Riverside Marine and Svitzer A/S, has recently taken delivery of two sister tugs from Singapore's ASL Shipyard. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd.  the RiverWijs Emma and RiverWijs Rowan…
When Colombian tug operator Intertug S.A. needed a tugboat in a hurry, Damen Shipyards was able to deliver one from stock in two weeks. The vessel is the ASD 3213 Tanok. Built at Damen Song…
Corvus Energy's battery packs, the world's most powerful and energy dense lithium polymer batteries, were recently installed in Europe's first hybrid tugboat. In a diesel-to-hybrid conversion, Kotug of The Netherlands has converted its RT Adriaan…
The U.S. Coast Guard, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Canadian Transportation Safety Board of Canada have begun investigations into a fire aboard the towing vessel Patrice McAllister near Prince Edward Point, Ontario. The…
Two Bollinger Shipyards, Bollinger Amelia Repair, L.L.C., and Bollinger Algiers, L.L.C.,  teamed to re-deliver the tank barge B. No. 230 and tug Ralph E. Bouchard to Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Melville, NY     “We are…
Raymond Viguerie has seen a lot of changes at Intracoastal Iron Works, Bourg, LA. “I started in the shipyard 50 years ago with pick on the end of a broom stick cleaning up,” recalls Viguerie.…
Walsh & Sons, a U.K. construction and recycling company with a fleet of 60 trucks, is planning to beat road congestion by switching to river transportation. Last week, as part of that strategy, Walsh took…
The Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology are responding to a potential environmental hazard following the sinking of a 200 ft dry dock at the Vigor Marine Shipyard in Everett, Wash., Sunday. The…
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