American Tugboat Review 2013

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Economy may be slow, but vessel operators are finding reasons to build 
new boats

Economy may be slow, but vessel operators are finding reasons to build 
new boats

The U.S. economy may be sluggish, but the towing industry is showing signs of real vitality. Towing vessel operators who had all but ceased ordering new vessels following the “Great Recession” that began in 2009, are once again moving to renew and expand their fleets.

LNG tugs are coming, but when is unclear

LNG tugs are coming, but when is unclear

Panama Canal tugboats to use GE engines

Bob Franco

Bob Franco

Harley acquires a versatile new tug built to withstand the rigors of Alaska

Robert & Ahbra Franco

Robert & Ahbra Franco

Harley Marine builds two 100-foot ASD tugs for its growing West Coast fleets

Arcturus & Polaris

Arcturus & Polaris

New Signet ASD tugs are guiding lights in powerful modern designs

Inlet Knight

Inlet Knight

Nicely appointed tug makes log-towing a pleasure for its crew

Chloe K & Zeus

Chloe K & Zeus

G&H Towing gets compact version of Robert Allan Z-Tech boats

Athena & Apollo

Athena & Apollo

Seabulk Towing gets two capable docking tugs also outfitted for towing

Amelia R. & Rachel S. Settoon

Amelia R. & Rachel S. Settoon

Fast growing Settoon takes delivery of a 96-foot and a 76-foot towboat

Kootenay

Kootenay

New powerful, beamy docking tug makes light work of tough jobs

Signet Magic

Signet Magic

Signet Magic: Small, powerful tug designed to thrive in tight spots

Kestrel

Kestrel

Tug serving Southeast Alaska off to a good start and promising future

Roger F. Wicker

Roger F. Wicker

New Blessey towboat has all the bells and whistles, even a place to lift weights

ATB roundup

ATB roundup

Reinauer continues building two classes of ATBs

Tugboat roundup

Tugboat roundup

Moran acquires three docking tugs

Towboat roundup

Towboat roundup

Towboat operators keep adding to their fleets

Articulated tug-barge units in service in North America

Following is a list of articulated tug-barge units (ATBs) in service in U.S. and Canadian waters. Listed alphabetically 
by company name. Updated as of May 2013.