News about the tugworld

How to future proof tugs may net be a hot topic everywhere, but a Webinar organized by Riveira has taken up the subject:

A new magazine for the Tug World has started publishing:

India is demanding that ports only use tugs built in India:
https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/aatmanirbhar-shipping-government-asks-major-ports-to-use-only-locally-built-tug-boats/article32523575.ece#:~:text=To%20revive%20the%20Indian%20shipbuilding,the%20’Aatmanirbhar%20Bharat’%20drive.

I don’t think there will be any protest about “non-competitive market” from US authorities on this move.

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My India visit has been taken off the bucket list for more reasons than this.

Covid-19 is a powerful disincentive to travel.
PS> You probably would get a visa anyway.

Bathtub or tug?
https://www.marinetraffic.com/…/imo…/vessel:SVITZER_LIWA

But probably VERY efficient and suitable for it’s purpose.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd have announced that the LNG-fuelled tugboat Ishin, which is owned by MOL and operated by MOL Group company Nihon Tug-Boat Co., Ltd, has won a ‘Ship of the Year 2019’ award in the Work Ship/Special Purpose Ship category:

https://www.lngindustry.com/lng-shipping/28092020/mols-lng-fuelled-tugboat-earns-award/#:~:text=TOKYO-Mitsui%20O.S.K.,Ship%2FSpecial%20Purpose%20Ship%20category.

Have a closer look at the tug Ishin:

Svitzer is busy increasing their fleet worldwide:

And Turkey is busy building them.

Seaspan increase their tug fleet in BC:
https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/seaspan-expands-tug-fleet-through-acquisition-61232#:~:text=A%20second%20sister%20tug%2C%20built,Seaspan%20chief%20executive%20Frank%20Butzelaar.

Rob Allan, the CEO of Robert Allan Ltd. has been named a Honorary Member by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME):

An era in the tug world has ended:

Dutch variety of Push tugs and MultiCat:


Arrival of the hull of a Damen MultiCat 3013 with YN 571822 at the Damen Yard in Gorinchem the hull which was built in Poland and arrived in tow of the Damen built Stu 2207 EGESUND in Rotterdam and was pushed by the GEERTRUIDA VAN DER WEES to Gorinchem Photo : Arie Boer ©

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Good news about an old tug:
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B.C.'s last wooden steam-powered tugboat being restored for 100th birthday next year.

A very well equipped tug for all purposes:


The Neptune Marine Hardinxveld 2020 delivered DP 2 tug TSM OUESSANT equipped with a 4-point mooring system, a spudleg system, a Heila 280 deckcrane and an 120 ton/metre deckcrane and an 100 ton AH winch enroute Brest Photo : Joop van Toorn – Papendrecht ©

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