Tugs & Barges

DECEMBER 4, 2015—Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, WA, recently completed the 10,000 hp ATB tug M/V Nancy Peterkin, for Kirby Offshore Marine (Kirby), Houston, TX. Designed by Guarino & Cox, New Orleans, LA, the 136…
DECEMBER 4, 2015 — Seattle, WA, based Harley Marine Services has ordered four Cat 3516 marine propulsion engines and four Cat Propulsion Marine Thruster Azimuth – Tug (MTA-T) rated drives.
DECEMBER 3, 2015 — The first Damen tugs to be built in the U.S. will be two Stan Tugs 1907 ICE vessels that Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, OH, will build for operation by its affilate…
DECEMBER 3, 2015—Privately held Blessey Marine, Harahan, LA, moves liquid bulk cargoes on the U.S. inland waterways using a fleet of 10,000 to 30,000 double-hull tank barges. It transports everything from residual fuels, asphalt, and…
DECEMBER 2, 2015 – Rolls-Royce and Turkish shipbuilder Sanmar Shipyards have signed a letter of intent for the supply of MTU engines. The Class RAstar 2800-E Azimuth Stern Drive tugs currently being built by Sanmar…
DECEMBER 2, 2015—Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Zamakona is currently building two 80-ton bollard pull Voith Water Tractors that are based on a design by Canadian naval architectural firm Robert Allan Ltd. The tugs are being built…
NOVEMBER 27, 2015 — Netherlands based Van der Velden Marine Systems B.V. reports that measurements taken aboard the first vessel equipped with its Flex tunnel, an innovative new retractable tunnel developed specially for inland waterways…
NOVEMBER 22, 2015—Naval architectural and marine engineering firm The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI), Seabrook, TX, will join with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC) and Clean Fuels Clean Rivers (CFCR) to conduct a marine air quality…
NOVEMBER 20, 2015 — Rolls-Royce has signed a contract for the delivery of 12 azimuthing thrusters to Sanmar Shipyard in Turkey during 2016, with an option for an additional 30 units. The thrusters will be…
NOVEMBER 19, 2015 — Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. of Salisbury, MD, announced today it has signed another contract with Vane Brothers of Baltimore, MD, to build three more ocean going tugs.
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