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Light-loading in lower Mississippi starting to affect upper river too

Towing companies in the Upper Mississippi River say they are starting to experience lower volumes because of light-loading in the lower river due to the drought

Web Bulletin 2012

AWO: Reality TV show fails to reflect towing industry's safety culture

American Waterways Operators says the reality TV series Great Lakes Warriors plays up sensational incidents and is a missed opportunity to show the industry's safety practices

Web Bulletin 2012

Germanischer Lloyd, Baker Lyman form Sub-Chapter M alliance

Germanischer Lloyd and Baker Lyman have formed a joint alliance to address TSMS issues for Sub-Chapter M-impacted towboat companies

Web Bulletin 2012

Helis: Kings Point will acquire brownwater training vessel

Col. James Helis, who began his job as superintendent at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy this week, said Kings Point will acquire a brownwater training vessel

Web Bulletin 2012

AWO calls Midwest low water levels 'severe' situation for cargo capacities

The American Waterways Operators says the Midwest drought is causing a 'severe, ongoing' situation impacting barge cargo movement

Web Bulletin 2012

Two rescued after tug strikes B.C. railroad bridge, sinks

Two crewmembers escaped injury after their tugboat sank in the Fraser River

Web Exclusive 2012

Trinity Offshore changes its name to TY Offshore

Owners introduce TY Offshore brand, formerly Trinity Offshore

Web Exclusive 2012
In its Ocean class, Crowley sets a new standard for offshore towing

In its Ocean class, Crowley sets a new standard for offshore towing

Responding to market expectations, Crowley Maritime, in conjunction with its subsidiary in Seattle, Jensen Maritime Consultants, has designed and engineered the Ocean class tugboat.

American Tugboat Review 2012
With fresh paint and new engines, tug begins long tow to Uruguay

With fresh paint and new engines, tug begins long tow to Uruguay

The 115-foot tug Ocean Tower was recently in New Orleans with a sparkling new paint job and a new power train.

April 2012
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