Boats & Barges
The latest inland marine industry news involving new-construction and refurbished towboats, passenger vessels, ferries, dredges and other inland river boats. Towboat christenings and recent innovations in towboat design are also featured.
With oil prices down the past few years, many maritime companies have hit pause on their building programs. But now with an upward trend over the past year, some companies… Read More
In its annual safety awards luncheon held June 5 in New Orleans, La., the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) recognized the crew of Golding Barge Line’s mv. Austin Golding… Read More
The Rock Island District’s two new hydrographic survey boats are at work on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. They were commissioned at District headquarters the week of June 4. Dubbed… Read More
For decades, the dominant propulsion option on the inland waterways was a traditional propeller driven by mechanically connected drive engines. Over time, Z-drive towboats have claimed a portion of the… Read More
The Coast Guard located a motor vessel with 49 people aboard after one of the passengers called 911 stating she was concerned that the operator had become disoriented in heavy… Read More