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American Tugboat Review

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Tug construction rebounding, but hold the champagne

Tug construction rebounding, but hold the champagne

These have been some lean years for a lot of American shipbuilders. But yards that kept the lights on, and their workforce intact, are benefiting from an apparent rebound in new tugboat and towboat construction.

Industry closely watching hybrid tug performance

Industry closely watching hybrid tug performance

Naval architects are often quick to point out that U.S. tugboat operators trail their European and Asian counterparts when it comes to adopting new technology.

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Baydelta brings next-gen hybrid to the Bay Area

Baydelta brings next-gen hybrid to the Bay Area

Capt. Mike Harbarth steered Delta Teresa away from San Francisco’s Pier 17 and headed east.

Power to spare: First Cat hybrid tugs arrive in Lake Charles

Power to spare: First Cat hybrid tugs arrive in Lake Charles

Harbor Docking & Towing Capt. Scott Lantier eased Ralph off Washburn & Doughty’s dock and steered south in the Damariscotta River.

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Notable newbuilds

Notable newbuilds

A review of some of the noteworthy vessels delivered by U.S. shipyards within the last year.

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