Archive of: Onboard

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Crowley tugs keep pace at bustling LA/Long Beach

Crowley tugs keep pace at bustling LA/Long Beach

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach kept Crowley Maritime’s fleet of four tugs busy last spring, with each vessel conducting 110 to 120 ship moves per month.

September 2016
Metal Trades’ first-ever tug is a nimble little boat that will deliver

Metal Trades’ first-ever tug is a nimble little boat that will deliver

It’s a little 850-hp pushboat with a big job. It’s also the first tug its shipyard has ever built.

August 2016
Docking pilot, towing masters guide Navy ‘stealth ship’ into Maine berth

Docking pilot, towing masters guide Navy ‘stealth ship’ into Maine berth

On a cold, gray afternoon, the tugboat Andrew McAllister arrived at the entrance to Maine’s Portland Harbor and spun 180 degrees.

June/July 2016
BC company’s tugs, barges prove to be vital for remote coastal loggers

BC company’s tugs, barges prove to be vital for remote coastal loggers

The alarm on the travel lift sounded and the operator lowered the 70 tons of heavily built tugboat back into the water, adjusted the straps and tried again.

May 2016
Sause’s refurbished deep-hull tug can handle the Pacific

Sause’s refurbished deep-hull tug can handle the Pacific

“She is lively but she has a slow-motion roll. She feels like a racehorse sliding through the ocean,” said Capt. Scott Jacobsen of the tug Black Hawk.

April 2016
Foss tugs work in unison to assist ro-ro ship at Tacoma

Foss tugs work in unison to assist ro-ro ship at Tacoma

The tugboats Henry Foss and Marshall Foss idled slow bell in the Tacoma, Wash., harbor.

April 2016
Family tugboat business serves growing ‘saltie’ trade at Thunder Bay

Family tugboat business serves growing ‘saltie’ trade at Thunder Bay

Couched in the lee of Lake Superior’s legendary Sleeping Giant, the tugs Glenada and Miseford slipped through the water of Lakehead Harbour, fronting the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario, heading for the James Richardson International Terminal and the grain-laden ship BBC Mississippi.

March 2016
Bouchard aims for fuel efficiency in its new ATBs

Bouchard aims for fuel efficiency in its new ATBs

Capacity is an obvious focal point when designing an articulated tug-barge (ATB).

March 2016
Ohio, Kentucky river pilots navigate bends, bridges to deliver the goods

Ohio, Kentucky river pilots navigate bends, bridges to deliver the goods

It’s an autumn morning on the Ohio River, and towboat crews stand ready to drop off empty barges and pick up loaded ones.

February 2016
New Port Canaveral pilot boat designed for safety, comfort

New Port Canaveral pilot boat designed for safety, comfort

Capt. Mike Rigby, the senior boat captain and director of engineering for the Canaveral Pilots Association at Port Canaveral, Fla., worked with naval architect Bill Preston at Marine Design in Gulf Breeze, Fla., for a year to gain the pilots’ approval for the design of their new pilot boat, Timucua.

December/January 2016
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