Towboats News


Mississippi River Reopens to Towboat Traffic

Feb 03, 2013

The Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River for both-way traffic following the oil spill near Vicksburg.The Captain of the Port has reduced the safety zone to one mile centered on either side of the two barges with no passing or overtaking within the zone…

Wilson Sons Expand Brazil Towboat Operational Centre

Jan 13, 2013

Company vessels in the Brazilian ports of Paranaguá & Vitória will be tracked to enhance security and improve planning.In the beginning of 2013, the company will begin tracking its vessels serving the ports of Paranaguá (Southern Brazil) and Vitória (Southeastern Brazil)…

Towboat Delivered by Horizon Shipbuilding

Jan 09, 2013

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, has delivered the second in a series of 74’ Towboats to Canal Barge Company, Inc. of New Orleans, LA. The Susan J Gundlach is 74’ long with a 32’6” beam and an 8’6” draft. Designed by Marine Design…

Ingram Promotes Robert Barker

Jan 09, 2013

Robert Barker is promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Ingram Barge Company.“Robert has been managing operations, budgets, and varied technological projects of the Information Services group since joining Ingram in 2010…

Impact of Potential Mississippi River Closure Revised

Jan 02, 2013

Effective Shutdown of Nation’s Busiest Water Transportation Artery Looms Between Early- to Mid-January.   The American Waterways Operators (AWO) and Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) have released revised data on the economic impact of an effective…

USACE Revises Forecast for Mississippi Water Levels

Dec 27, 2012

Effective Shutdown of Nation’s Busiest Water Transportation Artery Expected Earlier Than Predicted: January 3-4.   Late Christmas Eve, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers advised industry of the most current 28-day weather and water forecast for the Mississippi River area near Thebes…

Cat Marine Engines to Re-Power Six Tugboats

Dec 13, 2012

American Commercial Lines (ACL) select Cat® C280 marine engines for repowering six of their towboats. The first vessels being repowered are the MV J. Russel Flowers and the MV Thurston B. Morton. Cat dealer Whayne Power Systems is assisting with the repower project…

AWO Releases Best Practices on Mariner Credentialing

Nov 01, 2012

The American Waterways Operators (AWO), a 350-member trade association representing the nation’s tugboat, towboat and barge industry, has released recommended best practices to assist both companies and mariners in navigating the U.S. Coast Guard’s mariner credentialing and medical review process…

AWO Congratulates 'Champion of Maritime' Roger Wicker

Oct 24, 2012

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) winner of American Maritime Partnership’s (AMP) 2012 'Champion of Maritime' award gets American Waterways Operators (AWO) approbation.The American Waterways Operators, a 350-member trade association representing the nation’s tugboat…

USA's Ingram Barge Appoints Coal Division Sales Leader

Sep 19, 2012

Joe Johnson has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Coal, in the Ingram Barge Company of Nashville, Tennessee.Joe Johnson already is serving in this newly created position, and the Ingram sales team now reports to him, with respect to their coal accounts…

Special Edition Wakeboarding Tow Craft 'RECON' Unveiled

Sep 05, 2012

Axis Wake Research honors US armed forces with Special RECON Edition boat, proceeds to benefit injured war veterans.This special edition was inspired by team rider Keith Lyman, who decided to leave professional wakeboarding to serve in the Army last year…

Marine Products Corp Reports Successful Q2 2012 Financial Results

Jul 26, 2012

U.S. based Marine Products Corporation release its unaudited results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.Marine Products is a leading manufacturer of fiberglass boats under two brand names: sterndrive and inboard pleasure boats by Chaparral…

American Waterways Operators Concerned at Low Water Levels

Jul 22, 2012

Low-water levels resulting from severe drought conditions in the US Midwest have potential for significant national economic consequences.The low-water levels resulting from severe drought conditions in the Midwest are a stark contrast to…

Coast Guard Rescue Mariners near Nasketucket Bay

Apr 23, 2012

Coast Guard crews rescued two mariners from a sinking vessel in Nasketucket Bay, four miles southeast of Fairhaven, Mass., Sunday.Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders received notification that a 20-foot fishing vessel was taking on water at 7:30 p…

CA ARB to Enforce Harbor Craft Rules

Apr 20, 2012

ARB has received United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) authorization to enforce the Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation, including new and in-use engine emission limits.   Advisory Number 436: Enforcement of the Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation: http://www…

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