American Tugboat Review

Reinauer Twins

Reinauer Transportation Co. is seemingly getting its money's worth out of the Rhode Island shipyard it acquired in 2006. The company expects to take delivery this summer on the third new tugboat built by the yard with an equal number…

Marathon

Marathon modernizes its fleet with three new 4,000-hp towboats

OSG Horizon

New in the Delaware lightering fleet: OSG Horizon ATB

Mako

Penn Maritime, of Stamford, Conn., has completed a five-vessel construction program with recent delivery of the 4,000-hp ATB offshore tug Mako, the 15th ATB to join the Penn fleet. Two of the newest tugs in Penn Maritime's fleet include Yellowfin…

Ken Boothe Sr.

Donjon Marine, a New Jersey-based towing and salvage company with global reach has introduced a 10,800-hp tugboat, newly-built on the Great Lakes, to be matched with a 740-foot self-unloading bulk cargo barge. Ken Boothe Sr., the newest ATB on the…

Dana Cruz

One look at the 92-foot tug Dana Cruz and you might think that she will spend all of her time in the inland waters of Alaska. After all, she is built with an extreme shallow draft and push knees on…

Hunting Creek

The very last boat is in the slipway, ready for delivery. It's the end of a long building program for Vane Brothers of Baltimore, Md., involving at least 20 new tugs and a passel of barges from several different shipyards.…

Chesapeake Coast

Perhaps the most unusual boat this year, or in many years for that matter, is Chesapeake Coast, a Dann Marine Towing (DMT) tugboat nearing completion at Main Iron Works in Houma, La. The design is a model bow, 100-foot-long conventional…

Teddy Meyer

LeBeouf Bros. Towing sits on the bank of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, in Bourg, to the east of Houma, La. In recent years the company has developed an in-house barge-building program to supply its modern tank barge fleet at its…

Mary Ann Moran

Moran Towing Corp. keeps cranking out the articulated tug-barge (ATB) units, but the latest one is slightly different than its predecessors, all of which were set up to haul oil barges. The new ATB tug Mary Ann Moran pushes the…

Seaspan Raven

Seaspan Marine Corp., the largest tugboat operation in the Vancouver, B.C. area on Canada's West Coast, has taken delivery of the first of four new tugs built in Turkey, with others either soon to arrive or on the way. {C}…

Catching a ride with a (slow) recovery

The slow pace of recovery within the U.S. and global economies still has much of the North American tugboat industry working on a slow bell. But business operators remain optimistic and investments in the future continue to be made, albeit…

Ocean Wave

Since Crowley Maritime began its fleet modernization program in 2002, size, performance and impact on the environment of each new class of vessel have grown bigger, grown faster and grown greener. Legacy, the first of three 750-class ATB tugs, nears…

Crystal Cutler

She is a small but noteworthy tug playing a big role for a company with a name long connected with New York Harbor. Crystal Cutler, the newest tug to begin work in New York Harbor, passes in front of the…

New Foss Hybrid Tug Steals the Show in LA

The green and white tug Carolyn Dorothy slipped past the Foss Maritime office on Pier D in Long Beach, performed a graceful, smokeless pirouette and continued out into San Pedro Bay with no more sound than a well-paddled freight canoe.…