tugs

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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Two mariners drown after tugboat capsizes off BC coast

  Wainwright Marine Services operate seven tugs and ten barges from Prince Rupert. (Photo: Wainwright Marine Services Ltd./Facebook) Two mariners drowned and one was rescued after a tugboat capsized early last Thursday morning in the Gardner Canal, 35 nautical miles south of Kitimat, northern British Columbia. Very windy conditions reportedly caused the incident. Owned by …

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Acquisition sparks creation of Interlake Maritime Services

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OHIO – Interlake Holding Company announced yesterday the purchase of the assets of Pere Marquette Shipping Company and Lake Michigan Car Ferry Company in an acquisition that includes two working Great Lakes vessels, the Articulated Tug-Barge Undaunted-Pere Marquette 41 and the S.S. Badger, a historic passenger-and-car ferry.    The acquisition signals the creation of a new business entity, Interlake Maritime Services, which will manage the new businesses along with The Interlake Steamship Company and its fleet of nine …

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ABB to power South Asia’s first LNG hybrid tug for efficient and sustainable operations

ABB’s electric propulsion, power, energy storage, control and automation technology will be at the heart of the first tug in South Asia capable of switching between low emission LNG engines and zero-emission battery power. The tug, which will operate in Singapore harbor, has been ordered by Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Marine Services for delivery from …

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Tug and barge launches Thunder Bay shipping season

For the first time on record, a tug and barge has opened the Port of Thunder Bay shipping season. The 2020 navigation season officially began with the arrival of the Tug Sharon M1 and Barge Huron Spirit on Thursday evening. The vessel combination came abeam of the Mission Pier entrance at 21:30 March 26, 2020. Owned and …

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Ocean Group breaks into Canada’s West Coast market

Québec – Ocean Group announced  that it has been awarded several contracts in British Columbia in various sectors of its activities. After more than three years of presence in Alberta, Ocean Group is now extending its services to the Canadian west coast. “It goes without saying that a great deal of development work has been …

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