Set for delivery in 2022, tug has a bollard pull of 90 tons.

Master Boat Builders launches advanced hybrid tug for Seabulk

Master Boat Builders, Inc. reports that its Coden, Ala., shipyard recently launched the hybrid tugboat Spartan. The first of two vessels of this type ordered in December 2019, it is set for

Svitzer global COO Ingrid Uppelschoten Snelderwaard and Robert Allan Ltd. president, Mike Fitzpatrick

Robert Allan to design methanol fuel cell tug for Maersk and Svitzer

Maersk group towing operator Svitzer has reached an agreement that will see Vancouver, B.C., based naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd., to design the world’s first harbor tug to be powered by

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Crowley to charter in powerful Tier IV tug

Crowley Maritime’s ship assist and escort services group has agreed to charter its third Tier IV ship assist tug, Athena. Athena follows sister ships Hercules and Apollo from builder Diversified Marine and

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New Hamburg fire vessels are versatile as well as green

Damen Shipyards has handed over twin plug-in hybrid firefighting vessels to Flotte Hamburg, a subsidiary of the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) that is tasked with implementing low-emission shipping in the city. With

Handshake seals Tier III tugboat deal

Sanmar deal will see first Tier III tugs in Italian ports

Turkey’s Sanmar Shipyards has booked an order that will see it deliver two tugs to Sicily-based operator Rimorchiatori Augusta Srl that will be the first deliveries of a new cleaner, greener version

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Towing vessel steering failure prompts safety alert

The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Analysis has released Marine Safety Alert 06-21 to notify mariners of a potentially dangerous situation involving improperly machined threads which can lead to steering ram

RT Imperieuse: One of two Kotug Rotortugs chartered in by BHP

VIDEO: BHP charters in two more Rotortugs for Port Hedland

Rotterdam-headquartered Kotug reports that two newbuild Rotortugs — RT Imperieuse and RT Clerke — have arrived in Port Hedland, Australia, to start a long term charter to mining giant BHP. Both vessels

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Port of Oakland: No congestion here

Officials at the Port of Oakland, Calif., are calling on shipping lines to route more to the port in the middle of supply chain crises elsewhere. The port says its marine terminals

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Will Coast Guard revise towing vessel inspection fees?

The TVIB (Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau) reports that the Coast Guard is proposing a rulemaking that would revise user fees for towing vessels inspected under 46 CFR subchapter M and update the

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Keppel O&M tug first with ABS Remote Control Navigation notation

A remotely operated harbor tug developed by Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) is the first in the world to receive the ABS Remote Control Navigation Notation. A trial of the 65-meter

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