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1. Landing craft provides vital ‘barging’ in Thousand Islands
Capt. Jakob “Jake” Van Reenen was watchful as the 10-wheeler fuel truck inched down the dock and into the cargo well of Seaway Supplier, a 1954 landing craft.
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2. Tugboat captains adapt to evolution, growth of Panama Canal
As a high school student in Panama in the 1970s, Max Newman knew he wanted to be a tugboat master on the Panama Canal.
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3. Safety questioned, Erie Canal’s teaching tug faces final chapter
Several dozen fidgety school kids on a field trip stood on the canal bank next to a tugboat called Urger.
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4. Tight bridges, summer boaters keep Lakes pilots vigilant
“Sécurité, sécurité, sécurité, saltwater vessel Isolda to depart Andersons K in 20 minutes,” announced George Haynes, a pilot with the Lakes Pilots Association.
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5. Barge cargo paves way for ‘Chicagoland’ materials supplier
Concrete must be discharged from a truck within an hour of being mixed, so reducing the number of fleet vehicles on urban streets increases a supplier’s confidence about timely delivery.
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6. 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.
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7. Fatal accidents fuel scrutiny of lifeboat drills, systems
The number of injuries and fatalities during lifeboat drills in recent years point to training and equipment shortcomings that have raised concerns across the maritime industry, undermining the confidence of seafarers whose lives and careers hang in the balance.
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8. Converted Alaska crabber pursues sharks for science
A ship anchored five miles southwest of Montauk Point Light on Long Island for several weeks last August had an unusual profile — a large boxy deckhouse far aft and high bow with significant open deck space in between.
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9. Union study raises ante in Panama Canal crewing dispute
Entrenched is the best word to describe the positions of the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) and the Union of Tugboat Captains and Deck Officers of the Panama Canal (UCOC) on the question of safe crewing sizes on tugboats guiding neo-Panamax vessels through the new third set of locks.
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10. Circa 1950 railcar tugboat isn’t too old for modern-day towing training
For more than half a century, the historic tugboat Cornell moved railcar floats, assisted cargo ships, opened ice-choked channels and starred in movies.
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11. Big Apple’s new harbor tanker makes the captain’s job easier
In the predawn hours, even before the New York Water Taxis start their morning runs out of Brooklyn’s Erie Basin, the yellow passenger vessels’ new neighbor has its engines fired up, pilothouse lit and crew’s hot coffee poured.
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12. Demand never stops for NYC’s new sewage tankers
The Marine Section of New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) has added three significant vessels to its fleet in the past year.
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13. Mariners ‘stuck in the middle’ in Hudson River anchorage dispute
Last June, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a public call for comments on a proposal to designate new Hudson River anchorages for commercial vessels.
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14. Escort tugboats pull double duty opening the icy St. Lawrence
It was March, the fourth month in a row that temperatures averaged below freezing in Quebec City.
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15. Working in shallow N.Y. creeks, towboat and barge find a niche
Sunrise on a cold February morning found the towboat and barge surrounded by so little water that they hardly seemed afloat.
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16. Panama Canal tug captains face dismissal in dispute over crewing
Why would the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) trigger a dispute with its tugboat captains by eliminating the position of one deck hand per tug who earns $9 an hour?
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17. Split-hopper dredge keeps ship traffic moving through Quebec
Mate Robert Martin kept a keen focus on the screens and controls around him, all while scanning for traffic in the dredge’s vicinity on the St. Lawrence River.
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18. Pilots aim to show they’re ready for post-Panamax era
Mediterranean Shipping Co.’s Rania, a 1,090-foot-long, 142-foot-wide containership on its way up the bay from Norfolk, Va., to Baltimore.
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19. Tug festival of parades, lights and heritage
Wendy Murray, manager at the Alcove Marina & Pub, a funky tavern perched on a backwater channel of the Hudson River in Schuylerville, N.Y., summed it up: “All we hear about all year long is the Waterford Tugboat Roundup.”
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20. New York harbor tanker never misses a fuel delivery
Capt. Rich Naruszewicz, at the helm of Capt. Log, issues his radio sécurité call while crossing New York Harbor.
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