Signet tug guides MSC ship to Ready Reserve duty

Signet tug guides MSC ship to Ready Reserve duty

(NEWPORT NEWS, Va.) — The tugboat Signet Warhorse II towed Military Sealift Command’s large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off (LMSR) ship USNS Yano (T-AKR 297) from Newport News Marine Terminal to Beaumont, Texas, where the vessel will permanently join the U.S. Maritime Administration's Ready Reserve Force (RRF). Powered by two EMD 20-710G7B turbo diesels that produce a total of 16,500 horsepower, Signet Warhorse…
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Master Boat Builders delivers hybrid Tier 4 tug to Seabulk

Master Boat Builders delivers hybrid Tier 4 tug to Seabulk

(MOBILE, Ala.) — Master Boat Builders has delivered Spartan, an electric-hybrid tugboat, to Seabulk. This modern and unique vessel was built at the shipbuilder's yard in Coden, Ala.. “The Spartan is the latest addition to our fleet and constitutes the first of two hybrid diesel-electric vessels commissioned from Master Boat Builders," said Daniel Thorogood, chief executive officer of Seabulk. "She…
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Master Boat Builders delivers ATB tug to Polaris New Energy

Master Boat Builders delivers ATB tug to Polaris New Energy

(MOBILE, Ala.) — Master Boat Builders has delivered a new 4,000-hp tugboat to Polaris New Energy. Named Polaris, the tug will be coupled with the recently delivered barge Clean Canaveral, forming the largest Jones Act-compliant articulated tug-barge (ATB) providing liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker fuel in the United States. “Master Boat Builders is committed to producing the most dependable and…
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Master Marine delivers fourth pushboat in series to Plimsoll

Master Marine delivers fourth pushboat in series to Plimsoll

(LAPLACE, La.) — Master Marine Inc. has delivered the 67-by-28-foot Steel Skipper to Plimsoll Marine, the fourth pushboat that the builder is scheduled to deliver to the operator. All four were designed by Entech Designs LLC and are fully compliant with all U.S. Coast Guard regulatory requirements. “Plimsoll Marine strives to provide the Lower Mississippi River with premier pushboat services…
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Keel laying held for two RAL TRAktor tugs bound for Kuwait

Keel laying held for two RAL TRAktor tugs bound for Kuwait

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Grandweld Shipyards in Dubai held a keel-laying ceremony Jan. 26 for two of four high-performance TRAktor 2700-Z tugs, hull numbers H185 and H186, designed by Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL). The tugs were ordered by Specialities Construction for General Trading and Contracting Co. (SCC) and will be operated by the Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA) in Shuwaikh Port.…
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Chesapeake delivers final push tug in series to Vane Brothers

Chesapeake delivers final push tug in series to Vane Brothers

(BALTIMORE) — Vane Brothers took delivery this month of the final boat in a series of four 3,000-horsepower Salisbury-class push tugs. Named Charles Hughes, Vane’s newest addition is the 20th Maryland-built towing vessel to join the company's fleet since 2008. Designed and constructed by Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, Md., Vane’s Salisbury-class push tugs have a molded depth of only 10.5…
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