Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Shipping

Autonomous Tug to Embark on Landmark Remotely-Operated Voyage Around Denmark

Some big news today in the world of autonomous shipping. Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has announced plans to embark on a 1,000 nautical mile voyage using an autonomous and remotely...

37 mins ago
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Monday, August 16, 2021
svitzer tugs assisting ever given
Shipping

Two Additional Svitzer Tugs to Join Suez Canal Fleet

Global towage provider Svitzer has extended its contract with the Suez Canal Authority to include two additional tugs, providing the waterway with additional towing power. Svitzer has been operating in...

August 16, 2021
Total Views: 2636

Monday, July 12, 2021
crowley zero-emission electric tug
Shipping

Crowley Planning First Fully-Electric Tug

Crowley has announced plans to build and operate the fully-electric tugboat in the United States. The vessel, named eWolf, is bound for the Port of San Diego’s Tenth Avenue Marine...

July 12, 2021
Total Views: 1779

Friday, July 9, 2021
Shipbuilding

Nichols Brothers Completes Four Tug Series for Foss

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, Washington has delivered the fourth and final 90-ton bollard pull ASD-90 tractor tug to Foss Maritime, a division of the Saltchuk company. NBBB has...

July 9, 2021
Total Views: 2709

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Leisa Florence tug
Shipbuilding

New Foss Tug to Use Autonomous Systems for West Coast Tanker Escort and Ship Assists

A new harbor tug for Seattle-based Foss Maritime is set become the first vessel of its kind in the United States to use autonomous systems in real-world commercial operations. Foss...

May 6, 2021
Total Views: 2942

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Accidents

Coast Guard Investigating U.S.-Flag Tug and Barge Contact with Pier, Grounding in Puerto Rico

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a reported pier allision and vessel grounding involving the tug boat Don Jaime and the deck barge Marilin H in Culebra, Puerto Rico. At...

April 22, 2021
Total Views: 3486

Monday, April 19, 2021
crowley fully electric tug illustration
Shipbuilding

Crowley Unveils Fully-Electric Tug for U.S. Market

Crowley Engineering Services has released the design details for the first fully-electric tugboat with autonomous capability for the U.S. market. Crowley is promoting the design as a sustainable and high-performing...

April 19, 2021
Total Views: 5869

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Shipping

Partnership Planning Remote-Controlled Tugboat for Port of Copenhagen

A agreement has been signed to develop the world’s first fully remote-controlled tug to operate at the Port of Copenhagen. The deal was signed between global towage operator and Maersk...

February 23, 2021
Total Views: 2512

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Accidents

Mariners Rescued from Disabled Barge Off Rhode Island

Three mariners were rescued from a disabled barge off the coast of Point Judith, Rhode Island on Wednesday after their tug sank. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that watchstanders at...

November 25, 2020
Total Views: 8893

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Captain Lindsay M Price
Blog

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
Total Views: 471

Friday, November 22, 2019
Miss Bonnie tug
Accidents

Coast Guard Oversees Salvage of Sunken Tug in North Carolina

The U.S. Coast Guard has been monitoring the salvage of a semi-submerged tugboat which leaked diesel fuel in the vicinity of the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. ...

November 22, 2019
Total Views: 41

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Maritime News

Carr: You Have Illegally Disposed of Garbage

By Michael Carr – We were all beyond exhausted. Muscle memory and caffeine were keeping us going. And now I was certainly going to jail when all I had wanted...

October 10, 2019
Total Views: 39

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Boluda towing
Maritime News

Boskalis, Kotug Complete Sale of Kotug Smit Towage to Boluda

Royal Boskalis Westminster has completed the sale of Dutch towing company Kotug Smit Towage to Spain-based Boluda Group. Boskalis was co-shareholder of Kotug Smit Towage with Kotug International. The initial...

August 1, 2019
Total Views: 16

Monday, July 22, 2019
Vinik Marine Tugboat Dorothy Elizabeth
Blog

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: 319

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
u.s. coast guard
Maritime News

Coast Guard Safety Alert Warns Towboats of High Water Risks on Mississippi River

Have a regime when the current’s abeam. Ensure adequate maneuvering space! The U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans has issued a Marine Safety Alert (Safety Alert 03-19) for towboats to beware...

March 27, 2019
Total Views: 25

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
seattle slew towing vessel
Accidents

Search Suspended for Missing Towboat Captain on Lower Mississippi

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for the captain of a towing vessel capsized on the lower Mississippi River near Point A La Hache, Louisiana on Monday night.  Coast...

March 19, 2019
Total Views: 26

Thursday, March 14, 2019
michelle ann sinking
Maritime News

Incident Video: Towing Vessel Sinks Near Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The U.S. Coast Guard has closed a portion of the lower Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana after a towing vessel sank Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received...

March 14, 2019
Total Views: 49

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Maritime News

Video: Can this Tiny Car Pull a 13,000 Metric Ton Ship?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA-6Bs-NAhw Going into the video I honestly wasn’t sure what the outcome would be. The car in the video is a Citroen Grand Tour C3, which host Jeremy Clarkson notes...

March 13, 2019
Total Views: 112