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
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.
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
Terral RiverService Inc., the Lake Providence, La.-based towing company, terminal operator and aggregate supplier, held a christening ceremony May 11 at the Lake Providence Port terminal for its 26th towboat,… Read More
A new ferry service crossing the Ohio River between Rising Sun, Ind., and Rabbit Hash, Ky., could begin service in late July. The 10-car ferry barge and the boat to… Read More