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Preparation failures, tug deficiencies cited in loss of Lyubov Orlova

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has determined that insufficient preparation and tugboat deficiencies led to the loss of the ship Lyubov Orlova's tow in bad weather last year

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Coast Guard issues rule on Prince William Sound two-tug escorts

The U.S. Coast Guard has published its final rule confirming the industry's two-tug escort system for tankers in Alaska's Prince William Sound

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Waterways Council praises House panel's funding for Army Corps

The Civil Works appropriation represents a $25 million increase from fiscal 2014

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Tugboats pass test in ultra-large box ship tow demo

The Coast Guard, pilots and harbor safety committee were participants were involved in the first-ever drill to test the capabilities of tugboats to tow an ultra-large containership

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VT Halter Marine delivers new ATB tug for Bouchard

VT Halter Marine delivers new ATB tug for Bouchard

The oceangoing Denise A. Bouchard is the sister vessel to Evening Star, delivered in 2012

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Bay Area exercise tests capability to tow ultra-large containerships

Bay Area exercise tests capability to tow ultra-large containerships

The demonstration, the first of its kind in the U.S., aims to enhance emergency preparedness

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NTSB: Steering-gear leak caused tugboat sinking

The National Transportation Safety Board said water ingress via the steering gear caused a tugboat to sink off California last year

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AWO praises congressional deal on waterways infrastructure

American Waterways Operators said a congressional agreement in waterways infrastructure spending is a step in the right direction

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Signet acquires Harvey Gulf OTV fleet, commits to Tier 3 upgrades

Signet acquires Harvey Gulf OTV fleet, commits to Tier 3 upgrades

The conversion of the eight tugs will start immediately at Signet's Pascagoula yard

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Eastern Shipbuilding delivers new tug to Florida Marine Transporters

Eastern Shipbuilding delivers new tug to Florida Marine Transporters

The 90-foot James Dale Robin is part of a new series featuring Tier 3 engines

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