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Moran bolsters Norfolk fleet with beamy 93-footer

Moran bolsters Norfolk fleet with beamy 93-footer

East Coast ports are competing for the larger containerships now moving through the Panama Canal, and tugboat companies that work these harbors are bulking up to meet demand.

American Tugboat Review 2017
Petchem tug turning heads in busy Florida port

Petchem tug turning heads in busy Florida port

With larger ships now calling in at many East Coast ports, tugboat operators have responded by building more powerful azimuthing stern drive (ASD) tugboats that are more capable of safely docking, undocking and escorting the massive vessels.

American Tugboat Review 2017
GLDD considers versatile dredge ATB a ‘game changer’

GLDD considers versatile dredge ATB a ‘game changer’

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company describes its new articulated tug-barge unit as “a game changer” and it’s easy to see why.

American Tugboat Review 2017
New workboat replaces venerable NASSCO yard tug

New workboat replaces venerable NASSCO yard tug

When it came time to replace the venerable Mr. Ed, a yard tug that has served General Dynamics NASSCO for more than 35 years, there was no need to reinvent a proven performer — a couple of tweaks here, an equipment upgrade there and cleaner-burning engines filled the bill.

American Tugboat Review 2017
Marine Towing of Tampa’s latest tractor tug arrives right on time

Marine Towing of Tampa’s latest tractor tug arrives right on time

Three years ago, after having taken delivery of Patriot, Marine Towing of Tampa co-founder Capt. James C. Brantner suggested the company would order another tugboat within “a couple of years.”

American Tugboat Review 2017
Innovative catamaran tug brings power and versatility to shallow waters

Innovative catamaran tug brings power and versatility to shallow waters

In December 2013, Quebec-based marine services company Ocean Group introduced what it called the most powerful harbor tug ever built in Canada.

American Tugboat Review 2016
Vigor delivers first ATB tug for Harley Marine

Vigor delivers first ATB tug for Harley Marine

When Harley Marine Services wanted to add a fourth ATB tug to its offshore fleet, it didn’t have to look far for a blueprint or a builder.

American Tugboat Review 2016
Flat-bottomed SST Capilano can side-step, spin and pull

Flat-bottomed SST Capilano can side-step, spin and pull

Saam Smit Canada’s newest vessel is not your everyday tug.

American Tugboat Review 2016
Dunlap Towing’s beamy tractor tug honors proud predecessor

Dunlap Towing’s beamy tractor tug honors proud predecessor

During a summer-like April day in Seattle, Dunlap Towing crews performed finishing touches on a new tractor tug bound for the demanding waters off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.

American Tugboat Review 2016
Deep-draft Crescent Towing tugs have power to spare

Deep-draft Crescent Towing tugs have power to spare

For Crescent Towing of New Orleans, Mardi Gras came twice this year.

American Tugboat Review 2016
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