Thursday, May 19, 2016
Maritime News

Ship Photos of the Day – ALP’s Long Haul Towing Vessel ALP Striker

The first of four 300 ton bollard pull, ultra-long distance towing and anchor handling vessels for ALP Maritime Service has been named at the Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair, Japan where...

May 19, 2016
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Monday, February 15, 2016
Maritime News

Splitting Sleep Can Be Beneficial For Towing Vessel Crew Members

A new study revealed that currently there is no scientific data to support a change in working hours for towing vessel crew members. The study, conducted for the Transportation Research...

February 15, 2016
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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Maritime News

Boskalis and SAAM Joint Ventures Begin 100-Vessel Americas Harbor Towing Ops

Royal Boskalis Westminster and SAAM have announced the successful creation of a joint harbor towage operation consisting of 100 tugboats within North and South America.

July 3, 2014
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
terasea eagle tug

SPOTD: Towing the COSL Seeker

Captain Serge Prakhov from the Terasea Eagle, a 2013-built, 203 ton bollard pull tugboat operating in the Java Sea, sends us the following image today: His vessel is towing the jack-up...

April 24, 2014
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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Maritime News

Adrift Cargo Ship Rescued from Bay of Biscay

A broken down cargo ship has made it safely to the Port of Lorient after spending more than 12 hours adrift in heavy weather in the Bay of Biscay.

February 13, 2014
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Monday, December 30, 2013

Rescue Underway for Stricken Bulk Carrier Off Cork, Ireland

Efforts are underway to retrieve a stricken bulk carrier off the coast of Cork, Ireland that went adrift Sunday after losing power.

December 30, 2013
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Friday, December 6, 2013

GSF Grand Banks Back Under Control After Towline Snaps

We received a tip from a gCaptain source that the semi-submersible drilling rig, GSF Grand Banks broke from her tow yesterday south of Newfoundland. MarInt, a predictive maritime analytics system...

December 6, 2013
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Friday, November 1, 2013

Tandem Tow Goes South in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

The tow of two aging offshore supply vessels took a turn for the worse Thursday when the two vessels apparently started smashing into each other, causing one of the vessels to list into the other.

November 1, 2013
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Louisiana Towboat Owner Faces Five Years in Prison for Illegal Campaign Contributions

The president of a Louisiana towing company is facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to using his personal and business accounts to fund Senate campaign contribution checks.

June 11, 2013
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

SMIT and SAAM Form Towing Joint Venture

SMIT and Sudamericana Agencias Aereas y Maritimas (SAAM) are teaming up in a joint harbor towing operation that will involve two joint ventures and the combined operation of 96 tugs...

April 11, 2013
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ship Photo of The Day – It’s Not All Broken Tows, All The Time

Today’s ship photo is to remind us that the vast majority of ocean towing operations go off without a hitch. It’s almost hard to believe considering headlines these days, but...

March 5, 2013
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