Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Captain Lindsay M Price

Tugs And Towing: Interview From The Deck

Growing up in a small mountain town in Colorado Captain Lindsay Price was never much interested in boats, but during a  7th-grade class trip, she fell in love with New...

December 31, 2019
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Monday, July 22, 2019
Vinik Marine Tugboat Dorothy Elizabeth

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...

July 22, 2019
Total Views: 87

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
foss maritime tier iv tugboat
Maritime News

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....

February 27, 2019
Total Views: 23

Thursday, January 31, 2019
diane cenac
Maritime News

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...

January 31, 2019
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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...

October 28, 2018
Total Views: 12

Monday, August 20, 2018
Maritime News

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....

August 20, 2018
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Maritime News

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...

August 14, 2018
Total Views: 12

Thursday, June 7, 2018
ezion liftboat capsizes
Maritime News

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...

June 7, 2018
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
britannica hav wreck under tow

Capsized Cargo Ship Under Tow to Port of Le Havre

Update: Authorities in France have granted a place a refuge for the wreck of the Britannica HAV at the port of Le Havre. The wreck is currently under tow at about 3...

March 21, 2018
Total Views: 13

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...

March 17, 2018
Total Views: 6

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...

March 14, 2018
Total Views: 1

Friday, December 8, 2017
ricky robinson tug

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...

December 8, 2017
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Ohio River: A Photo Essay

Photography by Brian Snyder. Reporting by Chris Kenning (Reuters) In the 29 years that towboat captain Joe Gray has worked flotillas of barges up and down the Ohio River, he...

December 5, 2017
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Press Releases

Wärtsilä launches new eco-friendly tug designs

The technology group Wärtsilä is introducing a new portfolio of tug designs, to be known as the Wärtsilä HYTug series, with the emphasis on environmental sustainability. Since they typically operate...

September 18, 2017
Total Views: 3

Friday, August 11, 2017
gigantic pipes wash ashore in England

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...

August 11, 2017
Total Views: 6

Thursday, June 29, 2017
shell Prelude floating LNG facility underway

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...

June 29, 2017
Total Views: 48

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...

June 12, 2017
Total Views: 64

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...

May 29, 2017
Total Views: 24

Friday, May 26, 2017
dux lng-powered tugboat

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,...

May 26, 2017
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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 Dockyard in Kobe with LNG...

May 23, 2017
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