Author: Will Van Dorp

Crewmember hurt when N.J. ferry grounds in East River

A high-speed catamaran ferry experienced an unspecified mechanical issue in New York City’s East River before running aground in a Brooklyn inlet. The 150-foot Seastreak Commodore had 118 passengers and seven crew on board when it grounded in Bushwick Inlet in Brooklyn…

Nimble Wanchese supports critical N.C. ferry operations

North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) welcomed the arrival of its all-purpose tugboat, Wanchese, to the Outer Banks. NCDOT oversees a diverse infrastructure portfolio for rail, aviation, bus, motor vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian transportation. The department maintains 80,000 miles…

Foss builds flexibility into latest West Coast ship-assist tug

Foss Maritime Co. is nearly finished with a four-boat order from Nichols Brothers Boat Builders that has solidified its fleet of West Coast ship-assist tugboats. The company’s 100-by-40-foot ASD-90 series consists of four Valor-class tugs designed by Jensen Maritime,…

Vane expands to Great Lakes with all-season asphalt trade

Air temperatures on a December day in Buffalo, N.Y., average about 20 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, with water temperatures around 40 and dropping, but the cargo on a newly arrived barge is maintained at 300 degrees. Snowflakes falling on…