Great Lakes Towing continues fleet overhaul program

Written by Nick Blenkey

Great Lakes IowaJUNE 18, 2012 — The Great Lakes Towing Company continues its major overhaul program for its fleet of 37 tugboats.  The tugboat Iowa is the second of the company’s tugs to undergo repair at the company’s Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland, Ohio.Work on the Illinois, the first in the series of tugs to be serviced, was completed in early April.

The Great Lakes Towing Company operates the largest fleet of tugs on the Great Lakes serving 40 ports and has been in continuous business for 113 years.

Great Lakes Shipyard is a full-service yard specializing in new construction, repairs, modifications, and fabrications of all types of vessels and barges. Recent projects include constructing tanks for Pittsburg Tank & Tower Company, construction of a third Handy Size class tugboat Handy-Three which was delivered to Great Lakes Towing’s Puerto Rico Towing & Barge Co.subsidiary in San Juan earlier this month, and the simultaneous construction of two state-of-the-art ASD tractor tugs for Caribbean Tugz, LLC, an affiliate of SEACOR Holdings, Inc.

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