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KOTUG, Horizon Maritime Create Joint Venture in Canada


KOTUG International B.V. and Horizon Maritime Services form a towage joint venture in Canada.

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Port of Antwerp Orders World's First Hydrogen-Powered Tug


The "hydrotug" is driven by combustion engines that burn hydrogen in combination with diesel.

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Bumi Armada Sells Armada Perdana FPSO for USD 40 Mn

The FPSO has been out of contract since April 2018.

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Crowley Orders Articulated Tug-Barge for Alaska Ops

Articulated tug barge design

The ATB will be capable of performing nearshore ship-to-ship cargo transfers.

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HaiSea Marine to Build Tugs for LNG Canada Terminal


HaiSea Marine is to build and operate escort and harbor tugs required for LNG export facility in Kitimat.

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Norway's Sunken Frigate Transported to Main Navy Base

HNoMS Helge Ingstad at the Haakonsvern navy base

The operation was completed without major complications.

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Spanish Boluda to Acquire Kotug Smit Towage


Boskalis and Kotug sign LOI to sell Kotug Smit Towage to Boluda.

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Heavy Swells Hamper Sunken Frigate Lifting Operation

TS Sola, Helge Ingstad collision

The frigate collided with oil tanker Sola TS at the Sture terminal in Norway in November 2018.

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SAAM to Acquire Boskalis' Stake in Towage Joint Venture


With the new deal, SAAM consolidates as one of the main operators in the global towage industry.

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MOL's Tugboat Marks 1st Bunkering of LNG in Kansai


MOL's LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin bunkered LNG fuel in Sakai Senboku Port for the first time.

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Armed Men Attack Tugboat off Malaysia, Injure Master

A tug master was injured when four armed men attempted to hijack his tugboat off Malaysia.

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Rolls-Royce Gets AiP for Hybrid Tug Propulsion System


Rolls-Royce has received an approval in principle from ABS for its hybrid propulsion system for tractor tugs.

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Smit Lamnalco Wins Exclusive Gladstone Port Towage Gig

Smit lamnalco tugs

Smit Lamnalco has won an exclusive licence to supply towage services in the Port of Gladstone.

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Italian Authorities Order Seizure of Migrant Rescue Ship


Italian judicial authorities have ordered rescue ship Aquarius to be seized.

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Maersk Supply Unlikely to Be Sold by Year End

MSS Starfish Vessels

Maersk doesn't expect to finalize the sale if its Maersk Supply business by the end of 2018.

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KOTUG, Petroconsult Form Joint Venture


KOTUG and Petroconsult create a joint venture company called KOTUG PETRO Maritime (KPM).  

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Armed Pirates Kidnap Four Crew Members off Congo


Four crew members of an unnamed Singapore-flagged tug/supply vessel were kidnapped off Congo.

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Wärtsilä Teams Up with MPA and PSA Marine on IntelliTug


Wärtsilä partners up with MPA and PSA Marine on a project to develop a harbor tug with autonomous navigation. 

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Ocean Cleanup Puts Its System to Final Tests

ocean cleanup

The Ocean Cleanup's System 001 starts the Pacific Trials.

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SENER Fuses Tug and Bunkering Vessel Traits in New Design

sener marine lng unit

SENER has signed a contract with Rimorchiatori Riuniti Panfido & C.s.r.l to design an innovative vessel.

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Keppel O&M Completes 2nd LNG-Powered Tug

KST Liberty

Keppel O&M has delivered its second dual-fuel tug capable of running on LNG.

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Q-LNG, VT Halter Marine Pen LoI for 2nd LNG Bunkering ATB


QLNG Transport has signed a Letter of Intent with VT Halter Marine for a second LNG ATB.

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Ocean Inks Deal with Kingston Port for Towage Services

Ocean signed a 10-year contract with the Port Authority of Jamaica for harbor towage services at the Kingston Harbour.

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Tensions Heat Up over Panama Canal Safety Dispute

Panama Canal tug pulling LNG carrier

The dispute between the Panama Canal Authority and its tugboat captains over safety issues at the canal is intensifying.

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Photos: Towing Operation Goes Awry

MT Order

Tanker and tug avoid grounding after their towing line snaps 15 miles from the South African shore.

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Singapore to Develop Autonomous Vessels

MoU Signing MPA Singapore

MPA singapore is looking to boost its productivity and enhance safety by introducing autonomous harbor ships.

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Delivery of South East Asia's 1st Dual-Fuel LNG Tug on Track


South East Asia's first dual-fuel LNG tug has been named KST Liberty at Keppel Singmarine.

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