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 By Peter Marsh    Features    July 1, 2020 

Diversified Launches Second Tug for Sause Brothers

When Sause Brothers launched the first two 128-foot by 35-foot Mikiona-class tugs in 2006 and 2007, they attracted attention as a 21st century version of the traditional straight shaft boat, designed...

 
 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    July 1, 2020 

Deck Machinery

Deck lifting and handling equipment continues to evolve, with plenty of unique, purpose-built customization being developed for applications across the commercial maritime spectrum. An in-house...

 

Above Board

Shipowners in Norway have made it known that they are working toward the goal of having the Norwegian fleet be completely climate neutral by 2050, and from 2030 on, vessels being ordered will have to be equipped with zero emissions technology....

 

New Compact Tug for Seattle Harbor Work

Western Towboat recently took delivery of a new tugboat from its in-house construction facility on the north side of Seattle's Lake Washington Ship Canal. The 79-foot Mariner is the 19th tug built by...

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    June 1, 2020

First of Four Foss Tier 4 Tugs Delivered by Nichols Brothers

When Foss Maritime announced in 2018 that it had chosen Nichols Brothers Boat Builders on Whidbey Island, Washington to build four 100-foot Tier 4 tugs, with an option for six more, it represented...

 

Depositions De-Mystified

The word “deposition” often strikes fear in the hearts of mariners as well as non-mariners. A deposition is routine for the litigator, but unlikely to be routine for the client or witness. It is...

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    April 1, 2020

Propulsion

Since Harley Marine became the first adopter of Tier 4 marine engines of more than 600 kW (805 hp) in 2017, the towboat industry on the West Coast has fallen behind the rest of the US as operators on...

 

Above Board

The year 2023 could see full implementation of a ban of heavy fuel oil use in commercial shipping in the Arctic, according to the outcome of the IMO’s 6th annual meeting of the Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR6). The group...

 

West Coast Yards Delivering Diverse Projects

The strength of West Coast shipyards is their ability to evolve, diversify and deliver state-of-the-art vessels. Whether they are constructing and/or repairing military vessels, containerships or...

 

Small Vessel Ballast Water Treatment

The small vessel operator that must install a ballast water treatment system has little choice other than a handful of 'compact' versions of systems developed for large ocean going ships. One...

 

Vessels on the Ways

The latest reports from West Coast shipyards strongly suggest that 2020 will be another successful year for boat and small ship builders on the West Coast. From Vallejo, California to Homer, Alaska...

 

Matson Places Latest Lurline in Service

Honolulu-based Matson has placed its new 870-foot by 114-foot con/ro ship Lurline in service following the ship's completion by the NASSCO yard at San Diego. Now the largest vessel in the Matson...

 
 By Jim Shaw    Features    January 1, 2020

Fuel Tech: The Propulsion Revolution

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations limiting the sulfur content of bunker fuel to 0.5 percent, a reduction of over 80 percent from previous levels, took effect at the start of...

 

Fast Ferry Market STEADY, Tugs Pulling Ahead

Last year's new vessel survey found aluminum catamaran ferries were still by far the biggest category in newbuilds, with five Washington yards plus one in the Bay Area all reporting enough orders for...

 

Diving and Salvage

From outfall pipes to houseboats to underwater caverns, divers see it all. Infrastructure repairs and rehabilitation, sunken vessels and environmental issues are all in a day's work for West Coast...

 

Real Estate

The UK Telegraph reports that billions of tons of ice in Greenland are melting 50 years ahead of climate change schedules, leading to the surreal spectacle of children playing in the Arctic sea due...

 

Ocean and Coastal Towing: New Legislation Poses Challenges

For everyone involved in the towing and ship-docking business on the West Coast, this year has presented at least three legislative issues that have collectively created the biggest challenge to the...

 

Good Intentions

A few weeks back we were contacted by a company promoting a “carbon-negative cargo tallship” in Costa Rica. “The shipping industry today is very damaging to the environment,” says a spokesperson in the company’s promotional video. The aim...

 

Op-Ed: It's Time for a Maritime High School

In the next two decades, the maritime industry will add tens of thousands of jobs nationwide. In trade, fisheries, conservation, transportation and tourism, the Puget Sound region is poised to take advantage of these maritime career opportunities...

 

Regional Report: British Columbia

British Columbia's unique market and physical attributes make it a formidable competitor in the marketplace. These include: Proximity to the world's largest economies in the Asia Pacific and the US...

 

Above Board

Next year will see the first Canadian woman helm a cruise ship for a major cruise line. Virgin Voyages’ first cruise vessel, named Scarlet Lady will be captained by Wendy Williams, who has extensive seafaring background. Williams hails from...

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    July 1, 2019

Deck Machinery

The last year has seen several new tugs launched in the Pacific Northwest by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Whidbey Island and Diversified Marine of Portland. All are fitted with new or updated...

 
 By Bruce Sherman    Features    June 1, 2019

Foss at 130: Homegrown Company is a World Leader in the Tug-Barge Industry

When Norwegian immigrant Thea Foss started renting rowboats from her floating home in Tacoma in 1889, she hardly could have imagined that her small business venture would grow into one of the world's...

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    June 1, 2019

Regional Report: Columbia River Exports Continued to Grow in 2018

While trade tensions remain between the United States and Oregon's top trading partners, China and Canada, data from the US Department of Commerce shows Oregon exports to both countries increased the...

 

Above Board

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its way into vessel corrosion detection. A partnership between ABS, Google Cloud and Soft Serve has resulted in the successful completion of a pilot program using AI to detect levels of corrosion and coating...

 

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