Powerful Harbor Tug Bering Wind Coming to Anchorage

5,000 HP workhorse to enter Alaska service this month Press Release - Foss Maritime - ANCHORAGE, October 29, 2018 – The Bering Wind, a powerful Dolphin Class tugboat, is being transferred from the Foss fleet in Long Beach, California to Cook Inlet Tug & Barge in Anchorage. The tug, formerly known as the Campbell Foss, is scheduled to begin service in Anchorage this … [Read more...]

Metal Shark Alabama “Open for Business” with New Appointments and a Major Towboat Contract with Florida Marine Transporters, Inc.

Bayou La Batre, AL – October 22, 2018 USA shipbuilder Metal Shark has announced its entry into the towboat market with a contract to build three 120’ x 35’ river towboats for Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. of Mandeville, Louisiana.    The four-decked, welded-steel, USCG Subchapter “M”-compliant towboats were designed by John W. Gilbert Associates, Inc. and will … [Read more...]

Damen Shipyards Galati hands over 74-metre Fishery Research Vessel to Angolan Government

Press Release - Damen Shipyards Galati has made provisional delivery of the 74-metre Fishery Research Vessel Baía Farta to the Angolan Ministry of Fisheries. The Damen FRV 7417 type vessel was ordered in July 2016 and officially launched in November 2017. She will remain in Galati until November, when she will set sail for Angola where the final delivery will take … [Read more...]

Vancouver to Welcome Two New Cheoy Lee Built RAstar 3200 Escort Tugs for SAAM SMIT Towage Canada

Robert Allan Ltd. is very pleased to announce that SAAM SMIT TOWAGE CANADA Inc. (SST Canada), a joint venture partnership between Boskalis of the Netherlands and SAAM S.A of Chile, has recently completed the purchase of two new RAstar 3200 escort tugs from Hong Kong’s Cheoy Lee Shipyards. SST Grizzly and SST Orca are due to depart Cheoy Lee’s Hin Lee shipyard next week, with … [Read more...]

Damen’s 3rd Annual Workboat Festival showcases over thirty workboats to customers and industry partners

Press Release - Damen Shipyards - Last Thursday, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem hosted the Damen group’s third annual Workboat Festival. The event brought together over 200 customers, media and industry partners, and 34 workboats, for an afternoon of presentations, demonstrations, product displays and interactive exhibits. The workboats ranged in size from ten-metre Stan Launches … [Read more...]