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AWO to Hold Subchapter M Info Sessions

Aug 02, 2016

The American Waterways Operators (AWO) will hold Subchapter M information sessions open to both members and nonmembers at its summer regional meetings in Portland on August 10, in Pittsburgh on August 17 and in New York on August 24. Subchapter…

American Waterways Operators Elects Chairman

May 03, 2016

The members of the American Waterways Operators, the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected a new slate of leaders during AWO's Spring Convention held recently in Washington, D.C.  James F…

No Need to Change Tug Workers’ Hours -Study

Feb 10, 2016

The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, hailed a study conducted for the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine…

Eastern Shipbuilding Delivers Rena Marie

Jul 23, 2015

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. delivered the M/V Rena Marie (Hull 191), the 61st 90-foot inland towboat to Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. (FMT) of Mandeville, La., continuing its ongoing new build program.Florida Marine Transporters…

Ingram Barge’s Sehrt Elected AWO Chairman

Apr 24, 2015

The members of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected a new slate of leaders during its Spring Convention held recently in Washington, D.C.  David G…

Towboat Delivered to Tidewater Transportation & Terminals

Apr 20, 2015

Tidewater Transportation & Terminals takes delivery of new towboat Crown Point from Vigor Industrial to be deployed in Tidewater’s Columbia and Snake River service mid-April Tidewater Transportation and Terminals, headquartered in Vancouver…

AWO Urges for Congressional Support

Apr 14, 2015

Nation's Tugboat, Towboat and Barge Industry to Call on Congress: Urge Support for Vessel Discharge Reforms, American Jobs and Waterways Reliability The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association representing the tugboat…

The Shearer Group Hires Designer, Architect/Engineer

Feb 25, 2015

Texas-based inland towboat and barge designer The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) has hired a new designer and naval architect/marine engineer.New designer Ivan Garcia has been developing system and structural designs and/or modifications for various vessel contracts since June of 2014…

Eastern Debuts ‘Thunderbolt’ Towboat

Feb 13, 2015

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. introduced its new 120-foot, 4,200-horsepower Inland Towboat design, THUNDERBOLT, combining twin electric V-Pod propulsion and diesel-electric technology for what the builder calls its “vision of the future for the U…

Eastern Shipbuilding Delivers TY Dolese

Feb 04, 2015

During the 2014/2015 Holiday Season, Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. delivered the M/V TY DOLESE (Hull 189) the 59th 90’ Inland Towboat to Florida Marine Transporters,Inc. of Mandeville, LA. for its ongoing new build program. Also, Florida…

Horizon Delivers 2 Towboats to FMT

Dec 07, 2014

Horizon Shipbuilding Inc. recently delivered two towboats to Florida Marine Transporters. The towboats are the 120’ GIANNA HULL and the 80’ JOHN COX.This is the third vessel Horizon has delivered to Florida Marine Transporters this year…

High Tech Towboat: LNG-Powered Design Gets ABS Approval in Principle

Dec 02, 2014

Conrad Shipyard and The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) said that its design of a 4,200 horsepower LNG-powered towboat received “Approval in Principle” (AIP) from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).The boat is based on TSGI’s azimuth drive (Z…

USCG Rescues Injured Woman from NC Sailboat

Oct 28, 2014

The Coast Guard medevaced an injured woman from a grounded sailboat Sunday just east of Seagate.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a call at approximately 3:15 p.m., reporting a 38-foot Sundancer sailboat ran aground with a man…

FMT Orders Another Towboat from Eastern Shipbuilding

Oct 23, 2014

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. of Mandeville, LA exercised another additional 90’x32’x10’ “Canal Class” Inland Towboat to the six (6) vessel program currently under contract…

Seaspan Shipyards Completes Repair Work on Historic Tug

Oct 06, 2014

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards announced today it has completed volunteer repair work on the Steam Tow Boat Master (SS Master) as part of its $50,000 donation to the SS Master Society.                                                                              The historic tug…

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