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On Jan. 6, 2014, construction began on a new barge fleeting terminal in Victoria, Texas.
Almost 18 months before the completion of the Port of Gulfport’s ongoing $570 million restoration, port commissioners voted last week to lease space to Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, a Gulfport, Miss.-based based company.
Harley Marine Services has purchased the Azimuthing Stern Drive (ASD) training vessel, BRAtt, from Robert Allen Ltd.
The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association representing the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry, has launched a new website designed to increase public awareness and foster greater knowledge of the industry’s key contributions in the areas of safety and the environment, security and the economy.
Vessel traffic returned to normal on the Mississippi River on Sunday as Tropical Storm Karen dissipated.
Resolve Marine Group has acquired a 152-ton bollard tug, Resolve Monarch, from JP Knight (Lowestoft) Ltd.
Last week the presidents of the Inland Boatmen's Union (IBU) and the Masters, Mates, & Pilots (MM&P) issued a statement accusing a tug and towboat operator who has crossed the picket lines on the Columbia River of being a "substandard" and "fly-by-night" operation that puts the river at risk of an oil spill or other environmental catastrophe.
Four of Crowley Maritime’s ocean class tugboats recently completed the successful delivery of the offshore oil production and drilling platform, Olympus, to the Gulf of Mexico.
Bouchard Transportation has donated $750,000 to the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College for the creation of a tug and barge simulation center.
In this timelapse video, watch a Crowley tug tether escort the Polar Endeavour on December 17, 2011.
Watch out when busting loose
When breaking loose from a barge to transition from towing astern to pushing ahead, that’s when a captain and his vessel are most vulnerable to losing control.
Author: Joel Milton
March 6, 2014