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Harley acquires a versatile new tug built to withstand the rigors of Alaska
Harley Marine builds two 100-foot ASD tugs for its growing West Coast fleets
New Signet ASD tugs are guiding lights in powerful modern designs
Nicely appointed tug makes log-towing a pleasure for its crew
Seabulk Towing gets two capable docking tugs also outfitted for towing
Fast growing Settoon takes delivery of a 96-foot and a 76-foot towboat
New powerful, beamy docking tug makes light work of tough jobs
Signet Magic: Small, powerful tug designed to thrive in tight spots
Tug serving Southeast Alaska off to a good start and promising future
New Blessey towboat has all the bells and whistles, even a place to lift weights
Reinauer continues building two classes of ATBs
Moran acquires three docking tugs
Towboat operators keep adding to their fleets
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.
For tugboat operators in 2012, there is every reason for optimism.
The first of Crowley Maritime’s three 750-class ATBs is working in the Gulf of Mexico on long-term charter to Marathon Petroleum.
Responding to market expectations, Crowley Maritime, in conjunction with its subsidiary in Seattle, Jensen Maritime Consultants, has designed and engineered the Ocean class tugboat.
Signet Maritime Corp. has taken delivery of two new identical z-drive tugs, Signet Constellation and Signet Stars & Stripes.
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.
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.
When measured against the scale of February weather in the Pacific Northwest, it was a mildly miserable day in Puget Sound.
Jantran Inc. has taken delivery of Lucy Janoush, a twin-screw 4,000-hp towboat designed by the towing company’s president.
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.
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.”