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.  The tugboat, Miss Bonnie, allided with the bridge and was overwhelmed by storm surge resulting in the vessel being partially sinking submerged near the Old Bonner Bridge last Sunday. A … [Read more...]

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 to do was wash the sticky, smelly mud from the Gulf of Mexico off our tug’s deck. “Really?” I thought to myself. This guy wearing a uniform, with a badge, weapon, and big radio on his belt was going to arrest me. “OK, … [Read more...]

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 sale was first announced back in March. Boskalis said it receive 93.6 million euros in cash for its 50 percent equity stake in the joint venture. Boluda reported … [Read more...]

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 including analog companies that are recycling decades-old equipment. One such company is Vinik Marine.  During the summer of 2004, a year after graduating from SUNY Maritime with a degree … [Read more...]