EBDG, Miller Marine team up on fully electric truckable tug

EBDG, Miller Marine team up on fully electric truckable tug

(SEATTLE) — Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) and Miller Marine of Deltaville, Va., have teamed to design and construct a fully electric truckable tug. The vessel is designed as a multifunctional utility boat servicing marine construction sites, tending dredges, tending buoys, short-range ferry operations and other near-shore operations such as crew transportation or line handling. EBDG will incorporate an electrical…
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Cook Inlet Tug & Barge team recognized for safety innovation

Cook Inlet Tug & Barge team recognized for safety innovation

(SEATTLE) — Saltchuk announced Monday that Mark Theriault, Cook Inlet Tug & Barge director of operations, will accept the 2021–2022 President’s Award for Innovation in Safety on behalf of his team. Theriault was nominated by Cook Inlet Tug & Barge President Jeff Johnson for his team’s man overboard recovery winch design and installation, as well as for new safety railings…
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AWO presents third annual Safety Award to ERL

AWO presents third annual Safety Award to ERL

(CHICAGO) — Earlier this month, the American Waterways Operators' Tankering and Barge Operations Subcommittee presented AWO affiliate member ERL Inc. with the subcommittee's third annual Safety Award for the creation and testing of its EverGreen seal. The EverGreen seal replaces current braided Teflon gaskets and reduces cargo vapor emissions by more than 90 percent, improving safety for mariners and shore…
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AWO, policymakers welcome COI compliance milestone

AWO, policymakers welcome COI compliance milestone

(ARLINGTON, Va.) — The American Waterways Operators (AWO) welcomed the arrival of a historic milestone for transportation safety on July 19, when all tugboats and towboats in the United States must carry a Coast Guard-issued certificate of inspection (COI) to operate. Tuesday's deadline for 100 percent COI compliance signals full implementation of the Subchapter M towing vessel safety regulations, the…
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Cook Inlet Tug & Barge adds Dr. Hank Kaplan to fleet

Cook Inlet Tug & Barge adds Dr. Hank Kaplan to fleet

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — The harbor tugboat Dr. Hank Kaplan has joined the Cook Inlet Tug & Barge fleet. The tug entered service in Alaska earlier this month. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., this RAmparts 2400 series tug has 5,350 horsepower and was the first built in North America with Caterpillar integrated propulsion systems featuring Cat engines and z-drives. Cat also…
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Master Boat delivers another Rotortug to Seabulk

Master Boat delivers another Rotortug to Seabulk

(MOBILE, Ala.) — Master Boat Builders (MBB) on Thursday announced that Hermes, an advanced Rotortug (ART 90-98US), was delivered to Seabulk earlier this month. The vessel was designed by Robert Allan Ltd. and built at MBB’s yard in Coden, Ala. Hermes has an overall length of 98.5 feet, beam of 43.5 feet, and bollard pull of 80 tons. It features…
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