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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.
Pascagoula, Miss.-based Signet Maritime Corporation announced this week delivery of its newest vessel, a Robert Allan-designed AZ 25/60 Class towing and escort tug, Signet Magic.
The bipartisan, bicameral Transportation and Regional Infrastructure Project (TRIP) bonds legislation would allow states to issue up to a total of $50 billion – $1 billion per state – in bonds for transportation infrastructure projects over a six year period.
Final 750 class ATB delivered to Crowley.
With back-to-back ceremonial splashes of champagne at VT Halter Marine’s Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard in May, Crowley Maritime Corp. christened the articulated tug-barge Liberty/750-3 and completed an 11-year $1 billion newbuild program that produced 17 ATBs.
Jill Russell, Port Captain, Un-Cruise Adventures
I met Jill Russell 15 years ago at one of my first jobs. I was a naturalist/purser/deckhand aboard an orca whale watching boat and she was the relief captain.
Author: Kim Carver
December 5, 2013
Get ready for the new Vessel General Permit
The 2008 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Vessel General Permit (2013 VGP) expires on Dec. 19 and the new EPA VGP 2013 goes into effect the same day.
Author: Kevin Gilheany
December 3, 2013