The members of the American Waterways Operators, the national tugboat, towboat and barge industry association, elected a new slate of leaders this week during the association’s Spring Board of Directors / Annual
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 — Highways, roads, and bridges in and around the New York metro area are increasingly clogged with bumper-to-bumper commercial truck and commuter traffic. That’s not news to anyone who
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DECEMBER 28, 2017 — SUNY Maritime College and the Fort Schuyler Maritime Alumni Association have signed a partnership agreement that promotes student and alumni successes and connection. At the same time, the
SEPTEMBER 29, 2017—SUNY Maritime College’s Training Ship Empire State VI will set sail today for Puerto Rico to aid in the recovery efforts and to deliver basic necessities to the island’s residents.
NOVEMBER 22, 2016 — Capt. Brian McAllister is to receive an honorary doctorate from SUNY Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, NY, Jan. 27. Capt. McAllister is the chairman of McAllister Towing, and has
MAY 18, 2016 — SUNY Maritime College has made history, graduating the largest class in the college’s 142-year history. More than 230 students received degrees last week during the college’s commencement ceremony.
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The Fort Schuyler is the eleventh Sassafras Class tugboat built for Vane Brothers by Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, MD. Its sister tug, the Kings Point, was delivered in April this year.
“Working alongside another Maryland-‐based company to deliver safer and more productive working vessels such as the Fort Schuyler has been a great experience for Vane,” says Vane Brothers President C. Duff Hughes. “Chesapeake Shipbuilding is helping us to further our mission of providing the highest quality service to our customers.”
Measuring 94 feet long and 32 feet wide with a hull depth of 13 feet, the Fort Schuyler is similar in most respects to the previous ten tugs built for Vane by the shipyard.
The vessel is equipped with twin Caterpillar 3512 Tier 3 main engines producing a combined 3,000 horsepower, and operates with a single-drum hydraulic towing winch.
“Soft-core” panels and heavy, fire-rated doors are used throughout, offering the crew a safer and quieter living environment.
In a first for Vane Brothers, the Fort Schuyler’s state-‐of-‐the-‐art wheelhouse features multi-‐functional Simrad marine electronics that utilize intuitive interfaces for heightened performance.
The Fort Schuyler, like the Kings Point, has joined Vane Brothers’ fleet based in New York.The two vessels are named for the campuses of SUNY Maritime College in Fort Schuyler, NY, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point,NY.
JULY 27, 2015 — Open to students attending maritime themed high schools, SUNY Maritime College’s fourth annual STEM Academy, which runs July 27 to 31 at Fort Schuyler on the suburban Throggs