Tugs & Barges

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Ice class Seaway tug now at production design stage FEBRUARY 22, 2018 — Robert Allan Ltd. has released more details of the ice class TundRA 3600 tug that Gulf Island Shipyards is to build under an $18.4 million contract awarded by the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) last October (see earlier story). The tug, which will be based…
APRIL 19, 2018 — The American Waterways Operators (AWO) reports that yesterday, due to inclusion of the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) within the bill, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017 failed by three…
APRIL 5, 2018 —The American Waterways Operators (AWO) has approved Marine Compliance, LLC (MARCOM) as a third-party organization authorized to conduct audits of AWO member operations as part of its Responsible Carrier Program (RCP). The…
MARCH 23, 2018 — Wärtsilä has signed a five year optimized maintenance agreement with Hidrovias Group subsidiary Girocantex Uruguay. The agreement covers a fleet of eight pusher tugs operating on South American rivers and enables flexible…
MARCH 21, 2018 — Under an agreement that was extended last year, Wärtsilä will cover the maintenance of 22 Wärtsilä engines installed on board 11 Articulated Tug Barges (ATBs) owned and operated by Crowley Maritime…
MARCH 17, 2018 — Gulf Island Shipyards LLC, Houma, LA, a subsidiary of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., will build the next generation of Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ships (T-ATS) for the U.S. Navy. According to…
MARCH 9, 2018 — The Vane Brothers Company, a leading marine transportation provider headquartered in Baltimore, MD, has established Vane Launch as a new division that builds upon the company’s existing launch service offerings while taking…
MARCH 7, 2018 — The Coast Guard yesterday responded to a report of a sunken towing vessel at mile marker 832 of Everett Lake near Dyersburg, Tennessee. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River…
FEBRUARY 26, 2018 — Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI), Bristol, RI, reports that the Vane Brothers Company has taken delivery of a BHGI designed 403 ft x 74 ft…
FEBRUARY 23, 2018 —The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a tug collision that occurred about three miles south of Kennebunk, Maine, early Thursday, and monitoring the site where one of the vessels involved…
FEBRUARY 22, 2018 — Marcon International, Inc., Coupeville, WA, reports that it has sold a 28,580 mtdw double hull ocean tank barge to private interests in South America, following completion of a long-term contract. The…
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