Vittoria Shipyard launches ASD tug for Algerian customer

DECEMBER 12, 2017 — Italy’s Vittoria Shipyard has marked its return to the Italian and international harbor and offshore tugboat market with the launch of the C869, a 26 m towing and

Japanese tug loses power, scrapes U.S. Navy destroyer

NOVEMBER 20, 2017 — Another U.S. destroyer has been involved in a collision, but in this case an apparently very minor one. U.S. Seventh Fleet reports that the guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold

Kirby reports third quarter results

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 — Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX) yesterday reported net earnings for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017 of $28.6 million, or $0.52 per share, compared with $32.0 million, or

Newest addition to Harley fleet honors cancer research pioneer

JULY 21, 2017 — Seattle, WA, headquartered Harley Marine Services has welcomed its newest vessel, Dr Hank Kaplan, to its Puget Sound fleet. Built by the Diversified Marine shipyard in Portland, OR,

USS Fitzgerald drydocked, commanding officer temporarily relieved

JULY 11, 2017 — U.S. Seventh Fleet reports that the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) entered dry dock today to continue repairs and assess damage sustained during the ship’s

St. Johns christens newest Vane Brothers tug

JUNE 22, 2017 — The newest Vane Brothers tugboat, the New York, was christened during a brief ceremony June 12 at St. Johns Ship Building in Palatka, FL. The New York is

Heat recycling system for tugs nominated for Innovation Award

JUNE 9, 2017 — Rotterdam headquartered towage operator KOTUG International BV reports that its Zero-Emission Heat Recycling System, a cost-effective and sustainable system to store and regenerate heat on tugboats, has been

NTSB reports on NYC area tugboat sinking in which three died

MAY 24, 2017 — The National Transportation Board has issued its report on the March 12, 2016 incident in which the uninspected towing vessel Specialist struck a construction barge that was spudded

Moran’s Tregurtha is new AWO Chairman

MAY 12, 2017 — Edward J. “Ted” Tregurtha, President, Moran Towing Corporation, was elected Chairman of the American Waterways Operators (AWO) at the association’s recent Spring Convention in Washington, DC. Tom Marian,

Vane Brothers adds two newbuilds to fleet

MAY 2, 2017 — Vane Brothers, Baltimore, MD, recently added two newly constructed vessels to its growing fleet: the 4,200-horsepower tugboat Philadelphia and the purpose-­‐built asphalt barge Double Skin 510A. Primarily tasked