Join our crew and become one of the 106,485 members that receive our newsletter.

tugboat


Tuesday, May 23, 2017
MOL to Build Japan’s First LNG-Powered Tug
News

MOL to Build Japan’s First LNG-Powered Tug

Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced it plans to build the first LNG-powered tugboat in Japan. The new tug will be built at Kanagawa

May 23, 2017
Total Views: 4

Friday, April 14, 2017
Tugboater Loses Part of Arm in Line Handling Accident in New York Harbor
Maritime News

Tugboater Loses Part of Arm in Line Handling Accident in New York Harbor

A crew member of a tugboat operating in New York Harbor lost part of his arm in an unfortunate line-handling accident on Thursday night about a half-mile from

April 14, 2017
Total Views: 84

Thursday, April 6, 2017
USS independence tow
Interesting

Historic Aircraft Carrier USS Independence On Course for On Time Arrival at Scrapyard

The decommissioned aircraft carrier, USS Independence has passed Costa Rica on the first leg of its trip from Bremerton and onward to Brownsville, Texas. The

April 6, 2017
Total Views: 320

Towing Vessel Pinned to Dam and Taking on Water on Ohio River
News

Towing Vessel Pinned to Dam and Taking on Water on Ohio River

A Unified Command has been set up in response to the Uninspected Towing Vessel Mike A. Nadicksbernd taking on water at Lock and Dam 52 on the Ohio

April 6, 2017
Total Views: 85

Friday, March 31, 2017
Watch: Below the Surface with Western Towboat Company
Blog

Watch: Below the Surface with Western Towboat Company

Great video from outdoor retailer Filson highlighting Western Towboat Co., a family-owned towing and barge company based out Seattle, Washington. With a modern

March 31, 2017
Total Views: 72

Friday, March 3, 2017
Five Rescued from Grounded Tug in Southeast Alaska
News

Five Rescued from Grounded Tug in Southeast Alaska

A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew from Sitka, Alaska rescued five crew members from a tugboat Thursday after running aground in the Sumner Strait in southeast

March 3, 2017
Total Views: 48

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Coast Guard Responds to Breakaway Barges on Ohio River
Maritime News

Coast Guard Responds to Breakaway Barges on Ohio River

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday responded to a report of a breakaway barges at the Racine Lock and Dam on the Ohio River near Huntington, West Virginia. Coast

March 2, 2017
Total Views: 29

Friday, February 24, 2017
Tug ‘Samson Mariner’ Headed to Seattle for Repairs
News

Tug ‘Samson Mariner’ Headed to Seattle for Repairs

The damaged tug Samson Mariner is returning to Seattle, Washington for repairs after running aground last week while towing a barge in Alaska’s Inside

February 24, 2017
Total Views: 87

Barge Glut Chokes U.S. Shipping Sector Despite Record Harvest
Maritime News

Barge Glut Chokes U.S. Shipping Sector Despite Record Harvest

By Karl Plume and Michael Hirtzer CHICAGO, Feb 23 (Reuters) – A glut of idled river barges is clogging Mississippi River shorelines from St. Louis to New

February 24, 2017
Total Views: 10

Friday, February 17, 2017
Coast Guard: 1,100 Gallons of Diesel Spilled from ‘Samson Mariner’ in Alaska
News

Coast Guard: 1,100 Gallons of Diesel Spilled from ‘Samson Mariner’ in Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard and other federal and local agencies are continuing to respond to the tugboat Samson Mariner that ran aground and spilled fuel while

February 17, 2017
Total Views: 52

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Tug ‘Samson Mariner’ Sustains Minor Hull Breach After Grounding in Alaska’s Inside Passage
News

Tug ‘Samson Mariner’ Sustains Minor Hull Breach After Grounding in Alaska’s Inside Passage

Friday Update: The Coast Guard said 1,100 gallons of diesel were spilled from the tugboat. The tug and barge have been secured. Story here.  Thursday: A

February 16, 2017
Total Views: 107

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Svitzer Doubles Brazilian-Flag Tug Fleet
News

Svitzer Doubles Brazilian-Flag Tug Fleet

Towage company Svitzer has announced plans to more than double its fleet of Brazilian-flagged tugs in 2017, the company said Wednesday. The company also

January 25, 2017
Total Views: 103

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Two Maersk Supply Vessels Sink En Route to Turkish Shipbreaker
Interesting

Two Maersk Supply Vessels Sink En Route to Turkish Shipbreaker

Two Maersk offshore supply vessels have sunk off the coast of France during a tow to a ship recycling yard in Turkey where they were due to be scrapped.

December 22, 2016
Total Views: 323

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Ship Photos of the Day – Ocean Taiga, One of Canada’s Most Powerful New Tugs
Maritime News

Ship Photos of the Day – Ocean Taiga, One of Canada’s Most Powerful New Tugs

The 6000 kW ASD tug Ocean Taiga was delivered October 28, 2016 to the Ocean Group Inc. of Quebec City, Canada. The icebreaking escort tug joins her sister

December 7, 2016
Total Views: 115

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Tug Boat With Water Giant Bag
Environment

Towing Giant Bags of Water To Fight Drought

(Bloomberg) Auke Piek, a 44-year-old Dutch engineer, says he has a solution to the Caribbean’s worst drought in half a century — and it lies hundreds

November 26, 2016
Total Views: 415

Friday, October 21, 2016
Edison Chouest to Build 13 Damen Tugs Following Texas, Alaska Contract Wins
Maritime News

Edison Chouest to Build 13 Damen Tugs Following Texas, Alaska Contract Wins

Louisiana-based Edison Chouest Offshore is building 13 Damen-designed heavy duty mooring assistance and escort tugs in response to two major contract wins in

October 21, 2016
Total Views: 117

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Russia Tests Towing Million-Ton Iceberg [PHOTOS]
News

Russia Tests Towing Million-Ton Iceberg [PHOTOS]

A Russian icebreaker has succesfully towed an iceberg weighing approximately 1 million tons, according to the oil company Rosneft. The tow was part of a test

October 12, 2016
Total Views: 211

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Truck vs Tugboat Ultimate Tug of War –  Who ya got?
News

Truck vs Tugboat Ultimate Tug of War – Who ya got?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6HUFm6FKD4 Well this is obviously a promotion for one of them but it was a pretty good effort from both sides. PS –

September 21, 2016
Total Views: 216

Friday, September 16, 2016
alp striker
Maritime News

BEAST Mode: New Long-Haul Tug ‘ALP Striker’ Delivers Huge 310 Ton Bollard Pull

The first of four new long-haul towing and anchor handling tugs for ALP Maritime has returned from sea trials where it achieved an impressive 309.6

September 16, 2016
Total Views: 16912

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The Damen ASD Tug 2810
Photo

SPOTD: A Small Elegant Goliath Pulling Beast

Today’s Ship Photo Of The Day (SPOTD) features Nakilat SvitzerWijsmuller’s ASD 3212 Mooring Tugboat. The Damen ASD Tug 2810 is proven in the

August 23, 2016
Total Views: 26
close

JOIN OUR CREW

Maritime and offshore news trusted by our 106,485 members delivered daily straight to your inbox.

Join Our Crew

Join the 106,485 members that receive our newsletter.