New AWO video salutes industry’s rescue heroes

New AWO video salutes industry’s rescue heroes

(ARLINGTON, Va.) — The American Waterways Operators (AWO) has produced a new video showcasing the American Waterways Honor & Excellence in Rescue Operations (HERO) Award. The award, established on March 1, 2023, documents and recognizes rescues undertaken by AWO member company employees that demonstrate selflessness, skill and bravery. The two-minute video highlights the bravery of award recipients as well as…
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Tidewater to add up to four new liquid products barges

Tidewater to add up to four new liquid products barges

(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Tidewater, a leading provider of marine transportation and terminal services on the Columbia-Snake River System, has announced a strategic investment in its fleet to enhance service capabilities and support sustainable energy transport across the Pacific Northwest. Recognizing the evolving needs of customers across the region, the Tidewater board of directors approved the design and engineering of a…
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AWO elects Teichman of T&T Marine as chairwoman

AWO elects Teichman of T&T Marine as chairwoman

(ARLINGTON, Va.) — The members of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national tugboat, towboat and barge industry association, elected a new slate of leaders last week during the association's Spring Convention and Annual Membership Meeting. Kelly Teichman, executive chairwoman, T&T Marine, was elected chairwoman; Patrick Sutton, chief operating officer, American Commercial Barge Line, was elected vice chairman; and Brian…
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Laborde repowers pair of Canal Barge Co. towboats

Laborde repowers pair of Canal Barge Co. towboats

(COVINGTON, La.) — Laborde Products recently completed repower projects on M/V Ned Merrick and M/V Integrity, two towboats operated by Canal Barge Co. The Ned Merrick project featured the replacement of the vessel's previous engines with two Tier 3 S16R engines from Mitsubishi, each delivering 1,675 hp at 1,600 rpm. The towboat, a key vessel in the company's fleet, was…
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Coast Guard advances hydrogen-powered towboat project

Coast Guard advances hydrogen-powered towboat project

(NEW ORLEANS) — Maritime Partners has received a design basis agreement (DBA) from the U.S. Coast Guard for M/V Hydrogen One, a towboat with e1 Marine hydrogen generator technology that will be utilized for the vessel’s power plant. M/V Hydrogen One is being designed as a first-of-its-kind vessel using new, cleaner fuel cell technology that works by converting stored methanol…
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Moran receives highest Coast Guard award for environmental protection

Moran receives highest Coast Guard award for environmental protection

(NEW CANAAN, Conn.) — Moran Towing Corp. has been awarded the William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Protection Award, a U.S. Coast Guard award that recognizes marine organizations for outstanding achievements in safety and environmental protection. Moran received the Osprey Award, the highest tier of the Benkert Award. “We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition from the Coast Guard,” said…
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Coast Guard seeking applicants for towing safety panel

Coast Guard seeking applicants for towing safety panel

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard is accepting applications to fill 18 vacancies on the National Towing Safety Advisory Committee. This committee advises the secretary of homeland security, via the commandant of the Coast Guard, on matters relating to shallow-draft inland navigation, coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. Completed applications must reach the Coast Guard on or before June 10.…
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SAAM Towage brings all-electric tugs to Port of Vancouver

SAAM Towage brings all-electric tugs to Port of Vancouver

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — SAAM Towage and its coalition of partners in the public and private sector have unveiled the first 100 percent electric, zero-emission tugboats that will service local clients in the Port of Vancouver starting this spring. The official launch took place at the Port of Vancouver on April 10 and opened with a traditional welcome from the…
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