Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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Tugboat Captain, First Officer Found Guilty of Drug Trafficking in UK’s Biggest Ever Cocaine Bust

The captain and first officer of an ocean going tug have been found guilty of drug trafficking in what authorities have described as the biggest seizure of class A drugs...

July 12, 2016
Total Views: 36

Monday, June 13, 2016
Maritime News

Coast Guard Releases Advance Copy of Subchapter M Final Rule

The U.S. Coast Guard has released an unpublished version of its long-awaited Subchapter M final rule governing the inspection, standards, and safety management systems of U.S.-flagged towing vessels. Subchapter M started as...

June 13, 2016
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
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Foss Maritime Christens New ‘Arctic’ Tug

Foss Maritime has christened its second of three state-of-the-art Arctic Class tugs designed to operate in the extreme conditions up in Alaska and the Arctic in support of the oil...

June 7, 2016
Total Views: 21

Monday, May 30, 2016
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Fortescue Named Second Tug Operator at Port Hedland

SYDNEY, May 30 (Reuters) – Australia’s Fortescue Metals Group Ltd has won a tender to become the second provider of marine towage services at the port of Port Hedland, the...

May 30, 2016
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Interesting

Man Dies After Tugboat Flips on San Jacinto River Near Houston – Incident Video

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office along with the United States Coast Guard have recovered the body of a male victim who drowned after the tugboat he was working on capsized...

April 19, 2016
Total Views: 33

Monday, April 11, 2016
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Svitzer Enters Port of Montreal

Svitzer, the towage unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk, will be expanding in Canada as the company announced that it has established a harbor towage service in the Port of Montreal in...

April 11, 2016
Total Views: 6

Saturday, March 12, 2016
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One Dead, Two Missing After Tugboat Hits Barge at Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Site

NEW YORK, March 12 (Reuters) – A tugboat crew member died and two others were missing on Saturday after the vessel collided with a barge and sank in the Hudson...

March 12, 2016
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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Three Rescued from Boston Harbor After Tugboat Sinks

Three people were pulled from the frigid waters of the Boston Harbor cold but alive after their 55-foot tugboat sank suddenly Tuesday morning. The U.S. Coast Guard says that the...

February 16, 2016
Total Views: 17

Friday, January 29, 2016
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Watch: Tug Makes Epic Save

Finnish tugboat Artemis swoops in to save MS Nordlandia from hitting a docked ship in Helsinki during a windy weather, according to the video uploader.

January 29, 2016
Total Views: 33

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Maritime News

Towboats Restricted After Fifth Vessel Hits Same Vicksburg Area Bridge – UPDATE

Update: A fifth towing vessel has hit the same Vicksburg Railroad Bridge prompting officials to close the river to towing vessels pushing barges under bridges, the U.S. Coast Guard said late...

January 21, 2016
Total Views: 10

Maritime News

Ship Photos of the Day – Reduced Visibility Arrival in Rotterdam

KOTUG International tugs towing the oil tanker New Voyage in reduced visibility into the Port of Rotterdam. Photos from KOTUG crew members Dennis Zuidam, Dennis Meijer, Robert Alberts, Franky Hoogendijk, Leon de...

January 21, 2016
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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Tugboats Left Useless Find Work in U.S. LNG Exports

By Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — Somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico right now, the Energy Atlantic is headed for Louisiana to collect an historic cargo: the first exports from...

January 12, 2016
Total Views: 7

Maritime News

POSH Terasea Wins Towing Contract For Prelude FLNG

Offshore service contractor POSH Terasea has been selected to provide towage and positioning services for the Prelude FLNG, the world’s largest offshore facility ever constructed. POSH Terasea will use five...

January 12, 2016
Total Views: 7

Friday, January 8, 2016
Maritime News

Classic Video: Moran Tug Saves Pinned Tugboat from Getting Sucked Under Bridge

This video was filmed in 2012 after the tugboat Miss Stacy became pinned broadside against a construction barge at the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, N.H.. According to onlookers, the Miss Stacey...

January 8, 2016
Total Views: 110

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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Incredible Footage: Heavy Weather Tow Of Russian Aircraft Carrier in Bay of Biscay

February 2012: New footage of the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov towed by the tug Nikolay Chiker after the aircraft carrier lost propulsion in the Bay of Biscay.

November 10, 2015
Total Views: 132

Monday, November 2, 2015
Maritime News

Ship Photos of the Day – Long-Haul Ocean Towing

On October 24th, the Netherlands-flagged ALP Centre successfully delivered the semi-submersible drilling rig Songa Equinox to Bergen, Norway almost four months after departing Geoje, South Korea. ALP Centre, with 300...

November 2, 2015
Total Views: 31

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Maritime News

ITF Raises Concerns Over Tugboat Safety in Expanded Panama Canal Locks

  The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has commissioned a study into the maneuvering feasibility of the new Panama Canal locks following concerns of serious deficiencies in the fleet of...

September 15, 2015
Total Views: 12

Monday, September 14, 2015
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E-Logs and SaaS Poised to Transform U.S.-flagged Shipboard Recordkeeping

  By Dean Shoultz The United States Coast Guard frequently appears behind the times when it comes to rulemaking involving shipboard technological advances. Often, by the time the USCG has...

September 14, 2015
Total Views: 16

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Ship Photos of the Day – SS COLUMBIA Tow

The Great Lakes Towing Company was contracted by The SS Columbia Project to tow the 113-year-old “Boblo Boat” SS COLUMBIA from Toledo, Ohio to Buffalo, New York, where the SS...

September 2, 2015
Total Views: 22

Monday, July 20, 2015
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One Missing After Towing Vessel Sinks in Upper Mississippi River

The U.S. Coast Guard and local emergency responders searched Monday for missing person and capsized towing vessel on the Upper Mississippi River near St. Louis. The Coast Guard said it...

July 20, 2015
Total Views: 2