tugs and towing


Thursday, June 2, 2022
Accidents

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
Environment

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
Total Views: 558

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Shipping

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
Total Views: 6377

Friday, April 15, 2022
Shipping

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
Total Views: 9798

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Accidents

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
Total Views: 3726

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Shipping

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
Total Views: 3234

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Accidents

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
Total Views: 5290

Friday, February 4, 2022
Accidents

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
Total Views: 11227

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
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Shipping

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
Total Views: 19936

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Shipping

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
Total Views: 1688

Monday, November 29, 2021
Shipping

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
Total Views: 1972

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Accidents

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
Total Views: 3140

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Shipping

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
Total Views: 2278

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

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 1665

Monday, August 16, 2021
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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

August 16, 2021
Total Views: 2693

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

July 12, 2021
Total Views: 1832

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

July 9, 2021
Total Views: 2760

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

May 6, 2021
Total Views: 2985

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,

April 22, 2021
Total Views: 3520

Monday, April 19, 2021
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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

April 19, 2021
Total Views: 5892