Friday, November 6, 2009

Anchor Handling Tug DOLPHIN III – Interesting Ship of The Week

This weeks Interesting Ship is Dolphin Marine international Dolphin III Towing and Anchor Handling Tug. The Dolphin III has been in service since 2001 and is based out of Port...

November 6, 2009
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Incident Photo Of The Week – Corpus Christi Tugboat

Today’s Incident Photo Of The Week is the tugboat “The Carrie”. News 6 in Corpus Christi tells us: A tugboat caught fire at about 7 a.m. Tuesday after pushing a...

September 30, 2008
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Ship Design

Wärtsilä Ship Design Unit Receives Major Orders

We don’t generally post press releases on the blog here, but we have been so fascinated by some of Wärtsilä’s previous work that we thought this is worth a post....

September 23, 2008
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

2008 NYC Tugboat Race – Photo’s and Video

As we reported last week, this past weekend was the 16th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition organized by the Working Harbor Committee, and once again it failed...

September 2, 2008
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Friday, August 29, 2008

16th Annual New York Tugboat Race

We have just received some more information from the Working Harbor Committee on this weekends 16th Annual New York Tugboat Race and from the sounds of it is really shaping up to be a great event with lot's of fun events to watch. We did post an entry on the competition last week, but just to reiterate on what it is in case you missed it I have provided this brief description: The New York Tugboat Race is an annual contest held every August in the Hudson River for working tugboats. The contest includes competitions such as a 1 nautical mile race, a line throwing contest and the exciting bow to bow pushing contest. The race is organized by the Working Harbor Committee, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to spreading the word about the rich history, current vitality and future potential of the New York/New Jersey Harbor. We have received information from the Working Harbor Committee stating: We have 22 tugs in the event as of last night (Thursday). The newest of the tugs is Andrew McAllister, a 95-foot, 6,000-horsepower tractor tug making her New York Harbor debut. She is said to be the boat to beat. Pegasus will be returning to harbor service after a five-year restoration. Now a fully operating museum vessel, Pegasus will be helmed by her long-time captain, Pamela Hepburn, one of the first women tugboat captains in U.S. Other competitors will include the South Street Seaport Museum's 47-foot W.O. Decker, 107 year-old Urger, the flagship of the New York State Canal System, and several modern working tugs operated by Reinauer Transportation, K-Sea Transportation, Vinik Marine, Henry Marine Service, Bren Transportation, Miller's Tugs and Barges and the U.S. Coast Guard. We should be receiving the entire parade roster shortly and will post it in an update as soon as we have it. For now, we look forward to Sunday's event and receiving photos and stories from our readers that can be submitted to [email protected] Event Details Provided by

August 29, 2008
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Friday, August 22, 2008

2008 NYC Tugboat Race

Image courtesy of On Sunday, August 31 is the 16th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition held at Pier 84 on the Hudson River.  I know last...

August 22, 2008
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Thursday, July 24, 2008
Oil Spill

Mississippi River Oil Spill

CNN tells us: The 420,000-gallon oil spill polluting 98 miles of the Mississippi River happened early Wednesday when a 61-foot barge carrying the fuel collided with a tanker, just north...

July 24, 2008
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

USCG Tug And Towing Endosement – Proposed Changes

The Contra Costa Times article “Critics Fear More Barge Disasters” of February 19, 2008 and the KGO TV Channel 7 report on tug boat licensing presented eye opening views on...

February 27, 2008
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Friday, January 11, 2008

Incident Photo Of The Week – San Francisco Bridge-Barge Allision

SAN FRANCISCO, Calf. – The United Stated Coast Guard is responding to a tug and barge allision with the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.  At approximately 6pm the tug and barge were...

January 11, 2008
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Tugboat Photos – The Race Is On

“They get to show off their stuff,” that was the response NYC Harbor Committee Chairman, Captain Doswell, gave the New York Times in response to the question “Why the tug...

September 5, 2007
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