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2014-06-19 08:21:37

DARTMOUTH, NS, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Citing a lack of preparation, bad weather and a mechanical breakdown as three important factors, the TSB today released its investigation report (M13N0001) into the loss-of-tow by the tug boat Charlene Hunt of the MV Lyubov Orlova in waters off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). On 23 January 2013, bound for the Dominican Republic, the tug Charlene Hunt departed St. John's harbour towing the cruise ship Lyubov Orlova. The tug and tow...

2014-06-17 20:20:13

VANCOUVER, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia today welcomed the federal government's decision to approve the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Chamber President Captain Stephen Brown said the decision confirms the conclusion of the work undertaken by the Joint Review Panel that Northern Gateway is in the country's national interest and can be operated safely on land and on water. "The technology enhancements driving today's marine industry including...

2014-05-01 23:15:17

SanMarSMS Towage, the largest independent port tug operator in the UK, recently acquired an additional unit to their fleet: Ulupinar XIII built by Sanmar. Istanbul, Turkey (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 As the proud owner of three 24m tugs, SMS Towage, the largest independent port tug operator in the UK, is happy to announce the addition of a fourth unit from the Robert Allan design team in Vancouver Canada: the Ulupinar XIII built by Sanmar. The vessel sailed from Turkey for the UK on the 3rd...

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...

2013-10-30 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...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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