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Latest Tugboat Stories

2014-04-10 23:28:09

LEKTRO INC, a manufacturer of airplane tugs, has been able to proudly deliver their 4,300 tug to Million Air YYC of Calgary, Canada. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 LEKTRO’s Executive Vice President, Jesse Long personally visited YYC to deliver the all-electric vehicle. “It was a wonderful experience to be able to see this new Million Air location. Million Air’s choice to purchase LEKTRO’s largest tow vehicle confirms their intent to become a major contender amongst the FBOs...

2014-04-04 23:29:03

Real Life Paddle to the Sea Tribute Lil Tug of Minneapolis St. Paul to travel the Mississippi River 2,340 Miles to the Gulf of Mexico via Kickstarter. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Lil Tug, a true tribute to the children’s book Paddle to the Sea, is about to embark on his greatest journey yet. Think Thomas the Train, but in real life. His trek begins near the Twin Cities at the Mississippi River (the fourth longest river in the world), equip with waterproof camera and GPS...

2014-02-20 23:29:03

The oldest running cross country air race, the Air Race Classic has announced AC Air Technology as their newest sponsor for the 2014 Air Race. AC TrackTech airplane tugs feature remote-control, quick and simple “scoop style” hands-off loading, towing and unloading of aircraft. Chino, California (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 The longest running cross country air race, the Air Race Classic, is getting on track with the latest in tug technology for this year's race. Each competitor in...

2014-01-15 16:20:31

HOUSTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirby Corporation ("Kirby") (NYSE:KEX) announced today the signing of an agreement to construct an articulated 185,000 barrel tank barge and 10000 horsepower tugboat unit ("ATB unit") at a cost of $75 to $80 million. The ATB unit is anticipated to be delivered in mid-to-late 2015. Upon delivery, the ATB unit will be chartered to a major customer for a four-year period with a one-year extension option. Joe Pyne, Kirby's Chairman and Chief...

2013-11-15 16:20:11

Kreindler & Kreindler LLP: Contrary to OSHA and U.S. Coast Guard Findings, Court Rules that Moran Towing Corporation, not the Deckhand, was at Fault for Death NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a lengthy trial earlier this year, a federal judge ruled on Monday in favor of the widow of Ricardo Young, a 58-year-old deckhand employed on a tugboat who in 2009 was crushed to death on the Hackensack River in New Jersey. Mr. Young, a resident of Queens, NY,...

2013-10-30 23:22:21

Cable spool manufacturer Tug-Wise, located in Canada, announces the launch of a new website to promote their new and upcoming lines of heavy weight-bearing cable spools. Slave Lake, AB (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Spool manufacturer Tug Wise is announcing the launch of their brand new website designed to promote their innovative line of wire and cable management systems. Hoping to generate more business and market to a wider audience, Tug-Wise has launched a full service website aimed at...

2013-10-24 23:33:37

After years of devotion to design and sustainable nautical propulsion, Istanbul-based tug boat manufacturer, Sanmar, finished building the first tug boat ever powered by liquid natural gas (LNG). Istanbul, Turkey (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 With the shipyard's passion for unique tug boat design and partnership with Rolls-Royce, Sanmar, a world-renowned tug boat manufacturer based in Istanbul, was able to stick to its 2013 schedule and deliver its groundbreaking nautical creation to an...

2013-10-20 23:00:06

LEKTRO’s smallest tug capable of handling aircraft up to 10,000 lbs. scheduled to return to the market. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 LEKTRO, producer of battery-powered aircraft tugs, is responding to the interests of Very Light Jet (VLJ) customers by re-introducing the AP8350 tug to the market. The product release, which is scheduled for next month, will mark this tug’s availability for the first time in nearly 4 years. The AP8350 stands out for its small size, power, and...

2013-10-03 23:03:12

The crew aboard Crowley Maritime Corporation’s articulated tug-barge (ATB) Achievement/650-8 has performed its second rescue in nine months, this time saving the lives of four individuals aboard a 30-foot fishing boat taking on water 35 miles offshore from Clearwater, Fla., during a strong storm. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 The crew aboard Crowley Maritime Corporation’s articulated tug-barge (ATB) Achievement/650-8 has performed its second rescue in nine months, this time...

2013-08-21 23:25:13

Oregon-based company, LEKTRO, reveals their history in the airplane tug industry with a beautiful infographic. Warrenton, Oregon (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 As makers of electric airplane tugs, LEKTRO, Inc. has now been producing electric airplane tugs for 68 years. From its birth in 1945 to its 1998 tug capable of towing aircraft up to 180,000 lbs., LEKTRO has pioneered radical technology and woven a story of inspiration and accomplishment. Now, the story of LEKTRO is portrayed as a timeline...