Kirby back at Nichols for two twin screw tugboats

The two tugs just ordered will each be powered by twin Caterpillar 3516C engines delivering 2,447 bhp at 1,600 rpm with Reintjes reduction gears turning two NautiCAN fixed pitched propellers with fixed nozzles. The vessels will also have two C7.1 Caterpillar generators for electrical service.

Deck machinery includes one TESD-34 Markey tow winch, one CEW-60 Markey electric capstan, and one Smith Berger Tow Pin.

Keels will be laid for both vessels this fall with delivery of the first vessel from the shipyard scheduled for May 2017 and the second vessel scheduled for delivery in November 2017.

The tugboats will carry an ABS loadline, and will be compliant with USCG regulationsJensen Maritime Consultants of Seattle WA, will provide the ABS Class and functional design for the tugboats. , as required at delivery.

Historic “Boblo boat” heads for renovation

SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 — The Great Lakes Towing Company has been completing a historic contract for the SS Columbia Project — towing the 113 year old “Boblo boat” SS Columbia from Toledo,

Donjon Marine gets $44.5 million Navy award

AUGUST 2, 2015 — Donjon Marine Co. Inc., Hillside, NJ, is being awarded a $44,500,000 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-11-D-4002 for salvage, salvage-related towing, harbor clearance, ocean engineering, and point-to-point towing

E.N. Bisso takes its IT to the cloud

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Louisiana International Marine opts for Helm CONNECT

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Crowley sells 1982-built tug to Island Tug & Barge

APRIL 29, 2015 — Shipbroker Marcon International, Inc, Coupeville, WA, reports that Crowley Marine Services, Inc. of Seattle has sold a second sister-tug of the Point Class to Island Tug & Barge

Great Lakes Group hires two

APRIL 28, 2015 — Great Lakes Towing Company and its Great Lakes Shipyard subsidiary have made two new hires. Graham Gajewski has been named Naval Architect, reporting to Jonathan Leivo, Director of

Great Lakes Towing frees grounded bulker

APRIL 27, 2015 —The 603-ft Canadian self-discharging bulk carrier M/V Mississagi, was successfully refloated by the Great Lakes Towing Company on Saturday, April 25 by 1.00 p.m. with no injuries or pollution.

Seacor announces executive appointments

FEBRUARY 24, 20015 — Seacor Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) reports that Oivind Lorentzen has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer, but will continue as a director and non-executive Vice Chairman of the

Crowley scholarships help three SUNY Maritime students

JANUARY 27, 2015 — Crowley Maritime Corporation 2014 Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships have helped to further educational opportunities for three students of State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College.