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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
Towing company draws on chief’s background as a naval architect

Towing company draws on chief’s background as a naval architect

Jantran Inc. has taken delivery of Lucy Janoush, a twin-screw 4,000-hp towboat designed by the towing company’s president.

American Tugboat Review 2012

Columbia River tug designed for barge work and ship escort

In early February the 80-foot ASD tug Sommer S, was taking shape in Diversified Marine’s dry dock, its z-drives waiting to be installed. The tug joined the Shaver Transportation fleet in May.

American Tugboat Review 2012

Renegade: independent, adaptable and ready for work

Capt. Jack Davies has skippered more boats than most, from small tugs to deep-sea ships, but still he maintains, “There is nothing that I would rather do than run boats and be involved in the marine industry.”

American Tugboat Review 2012
Thomas M. Gattle combines a traditional design with innovation

Thomas M. Gattle combines a traditional design with innovation

Terral RiverService has put its 14th towboat in operation with the addition of the 2,800-hp Thomas M. Gattle.

American Tugboat Review 2012

Specially designed shallow-draft ATBs head north to serve remote Alaskan villages

Vitus Marine has taken delivery of two shallow-draft ATBs specially designed to bring crucial supplies of fuel and heating oil to remote villages along the coast of Western Alaska.

American Tugboat Review 2012
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