Tugboats & Towing

Lumishore appoints David Thomas as mechanical engineering director

(SWANSEA, United Kingdom and SARASOTA, Fla.) — Lumishore, a leading manufacturer of high-performance marine LED lighting systems, recently announced the appointment of David Thomas as mechanical engineering director. Thomas brings to the role more than 15 years’ experience working within…

Ro-pax vessels achieve savings with FuelOpt propulsion automation

(GOTHENBURG, Sweden) — Ro-pax operators Color Line and Bohai Ferry have confirmed that fuel savings achieved through the use of Lean Marine’s FuelOpt propulsion automation system have exceeded expectations. As one of the more public-facing sectors of the industry, pressure…

ExxonMobil successfully trials first marine biofuel oil

(LONDON) — ExxonMobil has safely completed a successful sea trial using the company’s first marine biofuel oil with shipping company Stena Bulk, bunkered in the port of Rotterdam. The marine biofuel oil is a 0.5 percent sulfur residual-based fuel (VLSFO)…

Ballard introduces zero-emission fuel cell module for ships

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia and HOBRO, Denmark) — Ballard Power Systems has launched the fuel cell industry's first module designed for primary propulsion power in marine vessels. Ballard's FCwave fuel cell product is a 200-kilowatt (kW) modular unit that can be…

Navico appoints Sean Hatherley as SVP sales for the Americas

(MERRIMACK, N.H.) — Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting, B&G and C-MAP brands, recently announced the appointment of Sean Hatherley to the top sales leadership role for the Americas, senior vice president of sales.    Bringing more than…

L&L Marine takes delivery of towboat with Thordon package

(BURLINGTON, Ontario) — Amelia Ray, the 1,600-hp towboat Rodriquez Shipbuilding delivered to Mississippi operator L&L Marine Transportation in June, is now operational with a full range of Thordon oil-free and grease-free bearings designed to reduce a vessel’s lost charter days.…

Lead boat in new Navy tug class features Furuno electronics

(CAMAS, Wash.) — The first of the U.S. Navy's new YT 808 tugs, successfully launched by Dakota Creek Industries, is outfitted with a sophisticated package of Furuno marine electronics. YT 808 is designed after the existing YT 802 Valiant-class tug,…