Delivery of the Harvest represents significant milestone for the U.S. fleet.

(Houston) ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, is pleased to confirm that the ABS-classed Harvest, an articulated tug barge (ATB) purpose-built to transport liquefied anhydrous ammonia, has been delivered to a subsidiary of Savage Companies by U.S. shipbuilder Vigor. “The delivery of this ATB represents a … [Read more...]

Tug and Barge Ground in High Winds Off Galveston, Texas

  The U.S. Coast Guard is working with contractors and the owner of a seagoing tug and empty tank barge Monday, after the vessels became beached in the vicinity of East Beach on Galveston Island Sunday during remnants of Hurricane Patricia. The Peter F Gellatly and barge Double Skin 504 grounded after drifting from their anchorage and across the Houston Ship Channel. … [Read more...]

Ocean-Going LNG Bunkering Barge Concept Receives Class Approval

  A new design for a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-bunkering articulated tug and barge unit (ATB) designed by Seattle-based naval architecture firm Jensen Maritime has been granted “approval in principle” by classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The designation establishes that Jensen’s vessel concept for the A1 Liquefied Gas Tank Barge is compliant … [Read more...]