Another day in paradise for agile island tug

Another day in paradise for agile island tug

Capt. Curtis Iaukea steered Tiger 21 toward Honolulu Harbor on a postcard-perfect Hawaii afternoon. The job awaiting them was straightforward: shifting a Sause Bros. barge a few hundred yards from one berth to another.  The 3,600-hp Joseph Sause made up to Hilo Bay’s starboard hip before Tiger 21 arrived. The Sause tug would provide the muscle on the sternward transit.…
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Crowley charters new Tier 4 tug for West Coast duty

Crowley charters new Tier 4 tug for West Coast duty

The following is text of a news release from Crowley Maritime Corp.: (SEATTLE) — Crowley Maritime Corp.’s marine services group has entered into a bareboat charter with Brusco Tug and Barge for a new RApport-design tractor tug to serve Pacific Northwest and California ports, performing ship assist and harbor escort work. Noydena, which Crowley will rename Hercules after delivery next…
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IMO chief urges 'practical and pragmatic' approach to outbreak

IMO chief urges 'practical and pragmatic' approach to outbreak

(LONDON) — Secretary-General Kitack Lim of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued the following statement addressing the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the shipping industry and the global supply chain: "The spread of the coronavirus has placed the entire world in an unprecedented situation. To slow the spread of the disease and mitigate its impacts, travel is being…
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Irving halts construction of AOPS due to COVID-19

Irving halts construction of AOPS due to COVID-19

(HALIFAX, Nova Scotia) — Construction of the Royal Canadian Navy’s new Arctic and offshore patrol ships (AOPS) and maintenance of its frigates has been temporarily halted because of the novel coronavirus, the Ottawa Citizen reported. “We are immediately suspending industrial activities at Halifax Shipyard, Marine Fabricators, and Woodside Industries related to the AOPS construction program and the Halifax-class in-service maintenance…
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NMC coronavirus update: REC appointments canceled, walk-in service suspended

The following is text of a news release from the National Maritime Center (NMC): (MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — The Coast Guard has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 08-20 announcing several updates based on the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective March 19, 2020, the Coast Guard’s 17 Regional Examination Centers (REC) and three Monitoring Units (MU) are closed to the public until further notice.…
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