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Construction down following Tier 3 building boom, oil woes

Construction down following Tier 3 building boom, oil woes

The rush to lay keels before EPA Tier 4 emissions rules took effect contributed to a surge of new construction in recent years.

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First Rotortug arrives on American shores

First Rotortug arrives on American shores

Harbor tugboats with three z-drives were first introduced almost two decades ago.

Harley Marine pulls industry into Tier 4 era

Harley Marine pulls industry into Tier 4 era

Some tugboats are built for long-distance ocean towing, while others are nimble and powerful enough to dock big ships.

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Archive »Roundups

Crew/supply boats

Crew/supply boats

Port Fourchon, La., is a lonely place to moor a boat this year.

Ferries/excursion

Ferries/excursion

Over the past year, Metal Shark and Horizon Shipbuilding have rapidly built more than a dozen high-speed ferries for Hornblower’s new commuter service in New York City.

Fire/pilot/patrol

Fire/pilot/patrol

Several large fireboats led the way last year in American Ship Review, but this year’s deliveries and new orders tended to be smaller, faster and nimbler.

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