tugs and towing

Friday, November 18, 2022

Electrical Genset Failure Led to Towing Vessel’s Loss of Steering and Grounding -NTSB

An electrical generator set (genset) failure and subsequent loss of steering led to the grounding of a towing vessel near Greenville, Mississippi, the National

November 18, 2022
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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Harbor Tug Lockout Threatens ‘Nationwide Port Shutdown’ in Australia

Maritime union says Svitzer bosses are refusing to withdraw lockout that will bring Australian ports to a near standstill The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)

November 16, 2022
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Monday, October 24, 2022

Svitzer Americas Expands Fleet with Two New Tugs and a Workboat

Leading towage provider Svitzer, part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, will take delivery of two new ASD tugboats and one workboat as it further modernizes and expands

October 24, 2022
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Liner Giant MSC Makes Major Towing Acquisition

Mediterranean Shipping Company has agreed to acquire Italian towage operator Rimorchiatori Mediterranei S.p.A., the world’s third-largest harbor tug

October 24, 2022
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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Svitzer Looks to Slowing Tugs to Help Lower Emissions

Global towage operator Svitzer, part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, is launching a new global initiative that will limit the speed of its tugs in order help reduce

August 25, 2022
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Monday, July 25, 2022

Austal USA to Construct to Two More Navajo-Class Salvage Tugs for U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal USA with a $156 million contract to construct two additional steel-hulled Navajo-class Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ships

July 25, 2022
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Friday, July 1, 2022

McAllister Towing’s Captain Brian A. McAllister Dies at 89

Captain Brian A. McAllister, former chairman of U.S. East Coast tug operation McAllister Towing, passed away Wednesday at the age of 89, the company has

July 1, 2022
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Thursday, June 2, 2022

NTSB: Fatigued Chief Engineer’s Oversight Led to Fire Aboard Towing Vessel

A fire aboard the towing vessel Mary Lynn started after its fatigued chief engineer inadvertently left the day tank overflow valves to the storage tanks

June 2, 2022
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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Maersk’s Towage Operator Svitzer Sets Carbon Neutral by 2040 Goal

A.P. Moller-Maersk’s towage operator Svitzer has announced its plan to become full carbon neutral by 2040. Svitzer’s decarbonization strategy will

June 1, 2022
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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Jury Convicts Ohio Man of Dropping Pipe Bombs on Tugboats

A federal jury in West Virginia has convicted an Ohio man of all four counts charging him in connection with pipe bombs found on tugboats on the Ohio River.

April 27, 2022
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Friday, April 15, 2022

Crowley Takes Delivery of Powerful Tier IV Harbor Tug ‘Athena’

U.S.-based shipping company Crowley has taken delivery of its fourth and most powerful Tier IV ship assist and harbor escort tug. The 77-foot Athen’s

April 15, 2022
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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Groggy Captain Led to Tow Striking a Lock Gate, NTSB Determines

A captain assuming a watch immediately after waking led to a tow striking a lock gate in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, the National Transportation Safety

April 5, 2022
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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Pilot Error Led to Tow Hitting Lock Guide Wall, NTSB Determines

Pilot error has been determined to be the cause of a tow striking a section of the Melvin Price Locks and Dam in Alton, Illinois, back in March 2021.

March 31, 2022
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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Grounded Tug Spills Diesel After Colliding with Barge in Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and Western Towboat have established a unified command in response to a tug grounding in

March 22, 2022
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Friday, February 4, 2022

MSC-Chartered Tug and Barge Run Aground in Florida

U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale and Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations crews rescued four people from the 70-foot tugboat Sea

February 4, 2022
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022
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Svitzer Sending Two More Tugs to the Suez Canal

A.P. Moller – Maersk’s towage operator Svitzer will send two additional tugs to the Suez Canal after extending its contract with the Suez Canal

January 25, 2022
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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Boskalis Reviewing Its Stake in Smit Lamnalco

Dutch dredging and marine services provider Royal Boskalis Westminster says it is reviewing its position in towage provider Smit Lamnalco. Boskalis has held a

December 15, 2021
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Monday, November 29, 2021

World’s First Methanol-Fueled Towboat Planned for Launch in 2023

Maritime Partners in cooperation with Elliott Bay Design Group, e1 Marine and ABB have announced plans for the world’s first methanol-fueled towboat set

November 29, 2021
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

NTSB Determines Cause of Tow Accident with Centerville Turnpike Bridge in Virginia

The National Transportation Safety Board issued Marine Accident Brief 21/23 Tuesday for its investigation of the Nov. 14, 2020, accident

November 23, 2021
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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Maersk and Svitzer to Develop Fuel Cell Tug Powered by Green Methanol

Towing operator Svitzer has signed an agreement with Robert Allan, a leading naval architect company, to design the world’s first fuel cell tug for harbor

November 9, 2021
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