tugs and towing

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

ACBL to Build High-Powered Towboat

U.S.-based American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) has announced plans for an 11,000 horsepower (HP) class inland towboat. ACBL has signed a contract with

March 14, 2023
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Monday, January 23, 2023

Tug Grounds Near Corpus Christi After Reported Collision with Bulk Carrier

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a tug that ran aground near Corpus Christi, Texas, reportedly following a collision with a bulk carrier. Coast Guard

January 23, 2023
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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Coast Guard Rescues 7 From Disabled, Adrift Tug

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Coast Guard rescued seven people Saturday from a disabled, adrift tug towing a barge 30 miles offshore from Ocean City. A crew member

January 15, 2023
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Friday, January 6, 2023

Efforts Underway to Refloat Towing Vessel in Port of Milwaukee

The U.S. Coast Guard has been working with partners to refloat a towing vessel in the Kinnickinnic River in the Port of Milwaukee. The towing vessel Michigan,

January 6, 2023
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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Containership Towed to Safety in English Channel

The Liberian-flagged containership HSL Nike has been towed to safety after losing power in the English Channel. French authorities report the ship was en route

December 28, 2022
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Thursday, December 22, 2022

St Lawrence Seaway’s New Tug Experiences Issue Ahead of 2022 Buoy Pull

By Michael Folsom, After much anticipation, the St Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation’s (SLSDC) new $24 million tug, Seaway Guardian, was expected to

December 22, 2022
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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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