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Canadian HaiSea Marine orders five Turkish-built tugs to be propelled by German firm Schottel

  German propulsion firm Schottel has secured an order to deliver a total of ten rudder propellers and two transverse thrusters for five tugs that will serve the LNG carriers stopping at an LNG export facility in Canada. Schottel’s equipment will be installed on two LNG-fuelled escort tugs, as well as in three battery-powered harbour …

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Theodore TOO in Gaspé

  Arriving at the Port of Gaspé shortly after midnight today, Theodore TOO spent the day at Gespeg, which in the Mi’kmaq language means the end of the land. However, Gaspé rather marks the beginning of the country and of Western history in North America with the cross planted there by Jacques Cartier in 1534, justifying …

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Theodore still moored in Miramichi N.B.

  The friendly Theodore TOO is taking it easy in Mirachimi In addition to announcing more details on its sustainable development efforts, stops in several ports in Quebec were announced as part of the Great Lakes and St.Lawrence River tour of the famous Theodore TOO, offering the greater public the ability to take photos of …

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Kotug International establishes an inland shipping division

  CityBarge One pusher tug and barge are operating in Leiden (source: Kotug) Kotug International has established an inland shipping division combining electric-powered pusher tugs and smart dispatch and route planning applications for the inland water transportation industry. With these logistics solutions, KOTUG aims to support the worldwide energy transition and the modal shift from …

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Ocean Marine Works signs a major contract with Hydro-Québec

    Ocean Group has signed a contract with Hydro-Québec for the replacement and addition of permanent and seasonal booms in the vicinity of dams located along the St. Lawrence River, between Coteau-du-Lac and Pointe-des-Cascades in the MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges and between Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Beauharnois in the MRC Beauharnois-Salaberry.   Initiated  in the fall of 2020, …

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First U.S.-Flag harbor tug with autonomous systems coming soon in real-world commercial operations

  SEATTLE – Foss Maritime has selected Sea Machines Robotics’ SM300 autonomous-command and -control system for use aboard its tugboat Rachael Allen, the fourth of several new ASD-90 tugs under construction at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, in Freeland, Wash. Delivering in May 2021, the newly built 90-ton bollard pull Rachael Allen will be the first U.S.-Flag …

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Hybrid electric pushboats will debut on Amazon River system

  The construction of a new fleet of diesel/battery electric push boats has begun at the Belov Engenharia Shipyard for Hidrovias do Brasil. They will be providing terminal assistance on the Amazon River system. Vancouver-based Robert Allan, which has designed the push boats, said that the construction work has recently begun and the first vessel …

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Port of Antwerp introduces 2 greener tugs

  Yesterday, the Port of Antwerp inaugurated three new reversed stern drive (RSD) tugs as part of its focus on renewing and ‘greening’ its fleet with ‘sustainable and energy-efficient vessels’. The port purchased its first RSD tug from Multraship NV in September 2020, and this was followed by the purchase of two additional vessels. RSD tugs are …

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Transport Canada urged to impose special new safety regulations to protect workers on undersized tugboats

  Wainwright Marine Services Ltd.’s “Ingenika” tugboat went missing in the Gardner Canal area south and east of Kitimat on Feb. 11, resulting in two deaths and the rescue of a third man. (Wainwright Marine Photo) The union which represents tug workers on Canada’s West Coast has asked Transport Canada to require formal safety management …

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