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Do you recognize this ship?

Well, actually, Petroleum Producer is a barge, not a ship.  And Galveston is a 12,000 hp tug.

And in port she needs assistance . 111 more words


U.S Tax Tips with Andy Erwin

Uncle Sam is counting the days until this year’s tax deadline of April 15, 2013. For those of us in the trucking industry, we have a lot to manage to ensure we get every possible tax deduction in order to minimize our tax liability. 608 more words


Emergency Towing: What Do You Do? - Part I

Okay, so you’re underway at sea in crappy weather on you’re fancy new ATB (or not-so-new ATB) and the worst has happened: the pins have broken off/melted/spontaneously retracted/etc. 1,340 more words

Towing Vessels

Extreme ATB's: Towing Vessels Or Something Else?

It’s an ATB on steroids: behold the massive OSG Vision…..

…..a 997 GRT/12,000 horsepower “tug” (153′ long x 51′ beam x 26′ draft) that mates with the… 546 more words

Licensing & Certification

The T.O.A.R. and the A.T.B.

No one does anything new in an emergency, there’s no magic bullet, and clicking your heels together 3 times won’t do more than provide counterpoint to the sound of steel screeching along a poorly approached and perhaps rapidly splintering berth. 835 more words