Author: Story by John Gormley

McAllister solidifies fleet with new Tier 4 tugs

McAllister Towing and Transportation decided to build Capt. Brian A. McAllister, the most powerful docking and escort tug in its fleet, to handle big containerships expected in East Coast ports following the recent expansion of the Panama Canal.

Alaska fast ferry navigates complex series of waterways

Capt. Michael Schlechter stood at the port bridge wing control station of the fast ferry Fairweather as the 19,320-hp catamaran prepared to leave the dock just north of Juneau, Alaska, for a four-and-a-half-hour, 132-nm voyage to Sitka.

Ocean Tundra

Quebec company comes up with a big versatile tug ready for all seasons

Buckley McAllister

McAllister and Jensen refine an older design to produce an impressive new boat

Safety management systems may transform towing industry

John Rutledge is the captain of Sun Coast, an 85-foot, 1,800-hp Dann Marine Towing tug that operates in the Baltimore area. A hawsepiper, the captain has seen a multitude of changes in his long career, but few as significant as the coming of vessel safety management systems.