Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019
Vinik Marine: Interview With A Different Kind Of Maritime Startup
by John Konrad (gCaptain) gCaptain believes the future of our industry will be shaped by startups… but few realize that important new maritime startups come in all shapes and sizes...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Keel Laid for Foss Maritime’s First New Tier IV Tractor Tug
The keel of the lead vessel in Foss Maritime’s new class of EPA Tier 4-compliant ASD 90 tractor tugs has been laid the Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, Washington....
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Kirby to Acquire Fleet of Cenac Marine Services for $244 Million
Houston-based Kirby Corporation has announced a definitive agreement to acquire the marine transportation fleet of Houma-based Cenac Marine Services for approximately $244 million in cash. Cenac’s fleet consists of 63...
Sunday, October 28, 2018
It Never Ends: A Month of Towing in the Bering Sea
By Michael Carr – He could not take it anymore. It was all too much. The constant gale force winds, the paranoid Master, the degenerate 2ndmate, the dysfunctional cook, and an...
Monday, August 20, 2018
Crowley Completes Appomattox Platform Tow-Out in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico
Crowley Maritime Corp. has successfully delivered Shell’s Appomattox semi-submersible Floating Production System (FPS) to the open waters of the U.S. Gulf from Kiewit Offshore Services’ construction facility in Ingleside, Texas....
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Oil Spill Reported After Tugboat Capsizes Near Vancouver, Canada
The Canadian Coast Guard and other agencies are responding to a tugboat which sank overnight on the Fraser River near Vancouver. The Coast Guard reports that the tug, named George...
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Ezion Liftboat Capsizes During Tow in South China Sea
A liftboat belonging to Ezion Holdings has capsized in the South China Sea during a dead tow from Vietnam to Taiwan, the company said Wednesday. The vessel was unmanned at...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Another Towing Vessel Capsizes on Lower Mississippi River
The U.S. Coast Guard is responding today to a capsized towing vessel on the Lower Mississippi River near Donaldsonville, Louisiana as the waterway continues to experience high water. The incident...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Search Suspended for Two Missing from Towboat that Capsized on Mississippi River Near New Orleans
The Coast Guard suspended its search for two people who were aboard a towing vessel that sank in the vicinity of mile marker 90.5 on the Mississippi River near New...
Friday, December 8, 2017
Two People Missing After Tug Sinks on Mississippi River Near Memphis
Update: The Coast Guard suspended their search for two people whose vessel sank in the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River and local agency assets...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
Gigantic Pipes Beach in England After Breaking Free from Tow
Authorities in the UK are monitoring four gigantic plastic pipes that have washed ashore after breaking free while under tow off the east coast of England. The Maritime and Coastguard...
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Shell’s Gigantic Prelude FLNG Sets Sail for Australia
Royal Dutch Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has set sail from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea on its 5,800-kilometer journey across the ocean to...
Monday, June 12, 2017
Photos: Giant Platform Towed to Hebron Field Offshore Newfoundland and Labrador
The tow-out of the platform destined for the Hebron Field located off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador has commenced, partners in the project have announced. The tow commenced earlier...
Monday, May 29, 2017
Tug Crosby Commander Sinks in Gulf of Mexico; One Missing, Three Rescued
Update Tuesday, 0950 CDT, 31 May 2017: We just got off the phone with U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District office in New Orleans and we were told there are no...
Friday, May 26, 2017
Spanish Shipbuilder Delivers First European-Built LNG-Powered Tug
Spanish shipbuilder GONDAN has delivered what is said to be the first LNG-powered dual fuel tug ever built in Europe. The tug, named DUX, was delivered Wednesday to its new owner,...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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