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Vane Bros. gets energized with Elizabeth Anne class

Vane Bros. gets energized with Elizabeth Anne class

Even the Energizer bunny would tire trying to keep up with a decade of fleet expansion by Vane Bros.

American Tugboat Review 2015
New Alaska Titans depend on z-drives

New Alaska Titans depend on z-drives

When Western Towboat of Seattle started building its first Titan ASD long-haul tug at its base on the Seattle Ship Canal in 1995, owners Ric and Bob Shrewsbury were simply responding to the growth of barge service to southeast Alaska.

American Tugboat Review 2015

Articulated tug-barge units in service in North America

American Tugboat Review 2015

Articulated tug-barge units in service in North America

Following is a list of articulated tug-barge units (ATBs) in service in U.S. and Canadian waters. Listed alphabetically 
by company name. Updated as of May 2013.

American Tugboat Review 2013
ATB Legacy strives to be the safest and greenest as well as the biggest

ATB Legacy strives to be the safest and greenest as well as the biggest

The first of Crowley Maritime’s three 750-class ATBs is working in the Gulf of Mexico on long-term charter to Marathon Petroleum.

American Tugboat Review 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
Signet’s two newest z-drives to provide LNG escort services

Signet’s two newest z-drives to provide LNG escort services

Signet Maritime Corp. has taken delivery of two new identical z-drive tugs, Signet Constellation and Signet Stars & Stripes.

American Tugboat Review 2012
Arctic Titan: another extraordinary tug for Western Towboat

Arctic Titan: another extraordinary tug for Western Towboat

While phrases such as “Go west, young man” have lost their verve, “North to Alaska” is still a vibrant one for Seattle-based Western Towboat.

American Tugboat Review 2012
Change of coupling system produces a whole new class of ATBs

Change of coupling system produces a whole new class of ATBs

The simple need to push smaller fuel barges with a different coupling system has prompted Reinauer Transportation to design a whole new class of tugboat.

American Tugboat Review 2012

New Navy tugs have the finesse, power for a wide range of duties

When measured against the scale of February weather in the Pacific Northwest, it was a mildly miserable day in Puget Sound.

American Tugboat Review 2012
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