Archive of: Onboard

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Starlight Marine escort tugs ready with high horsepower, control

Starlight Marine escort tugs ready with high horsepower, control

June/July 2014
Wooden tug – workhorse in gold rush, war, movies – may sail again

Wooden tug – workhorse in gold rush, war, movies – may sail again

Arthur Foss is in great shape — for a wooden-hull tug built 125 years ago.

April 2014
Crowley ocean tug, with DP, is ready for anything in the Gulf

Crowley ocean tug, with DP, is ready for anything in the Gulf

The crew of Crowley Maritime’s tug Ocean Wave, just returned from two weeks at sea, were regrouping at their home port in Lake Charles, La.

April 2014
After 65 years, growing Western Towboat fleet still moves gravel around Puget Sound

After 65 years, growing Western Towboat fleet still moves gravel around Puget Sound

Ric and Bob Shrewsbury’s dad started a tug company in 1948. “It was all general towing around Puget Sound,” Ric Shrewsbury explained recently.

March 2014
Smaller stern-drive tug proves it has the power

Smaller stern-drive tug proves it has the power

The beauty of Signet Magic is its power-to-size ratio.

February 2014
Compactness, power make this the handiest tug in Puerto Rico

Compactness, power make this the handiest tug in Puerto Rico

In late April 2012, Capt. Neftali Padilla and a crew arrived at the Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland, Ohio. It was his second trip to Cleveland, this time to deliver a new tugboat called Handy-Three to Puerto Rico Towing & Barge Co. located in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

September 2013
Towboat built in 1975 gets new engines, new pilothouse and a new lease on life

Towboat built in 1975 gets new engines, new pilothouse and a new lease on life

“Out with the old and in with the new” was certainly the theme carried out during a repowering and rehabilitation project completed recently of Capt. R.P. Gettelfinger, a veteran Mississippi River line-haul towboat.

September 2013
Louisiana lugger tug works the shallow-water bays and bayous

Louisiana lugger tug works the shallow-water bays and bayous

Capt. Kenneth Helmer and mate George Clement, the two-man crew on George C, a 68-foot-by-26-foot lugger tug moored at the Venice Marina, north of Head of Passes on the Mississippi River, were making ready to leave on a rig move in March.

June/July 2013
BNWAS ensures that someone is at controls

BNWAS ensures that someone is at controls

Eleven years ago, a towboat captain was pushing two barges on the Arkansas River when he lost consciousness due to a heart-rhythm episode. Unbeknownst to his crew, the tow traveled along with the wheelhouse unattended for almost five minutes.

June/July 2013
A new bird heads north to Southeast Alaska for Olympic Tug & Barge

A new bird heads north to Southeast Alaska for Olympic Tug & Barge

In late November 2012 the crew of Kestrel was preparing their brand new tug for its maiden voyage to Alaska.

May 2013
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