Friday, April 14, 2017
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 the Statue...

April 14, 2017
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Thursday, April 6, 2017
USS independence tow

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 first leg of the long...

April 6, 2017
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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 River near Brookport, Illinois, Thursday. The...

April 6, 2017
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Friday, March 31, 2017

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 fleet of about 22 tugs the company...

March 31, 2017
Total Views: 11

Friday, March 3, 2017

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 Alaska. The aircrew hoisted the five...

March 3, 2017
Total Views: 9

Thursday, March 2, 2017
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 Guard...

March 2, 2017
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Friday, February 24, 2017

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 Passage northwest of Ketchikan. The U.S....

February 24, 2017
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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 Orleans, leaving U.S....

February 24, 2017
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Friday, February 17, 2017

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 towing a barge in...

February 17, 2017
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

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 U.S. Coast Guard pollution...

February 16, 2017
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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 announced it will be starting a...

January 25, 2017
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

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. The...

December 22, 2016
Total Views: 58

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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 Ocean Tundra...

December 7, 2016
Total Views: 22

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

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 of miles away in...

November 26, 2016
Total Views: 43

Friday, October 21, 2016
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 Texas and Alaska. The 13 tugs will...

October 21, 2016
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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 to see whether or...

October 12, 2016
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Truck vs Tugboat Ultimate Tug of War – Who ya got? Well this is obviously a promotion for one of them but it was a pretty good effort from both sides. PS – That’s top-of-the-line tow truck. Just saying…

September 21, 2016
Total Views: 42

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 tonne bollard pull during testing. The ALP...

September 16, 2016
Total Views: 2440

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The Damen ASD Tug 2810

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 industry. More than 170 of these compact,...

August 23, 2016
Total Views: 6

Monday, July 25, 2016
Maritime News

Six Rescued After Fire Damages American Tug Off Florida

An American tugboat has been badly damaged after suffering a fire Friday while towing a barge approximately 8 miles east of Matanzas off Florida’s Atlantic Coast. All six crew members...

July 25, 2016
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