Marathon Petroleum Company began operating its first retractable pilothouse towboat recently when it welcomed the Patoka to its fleet. The 4,000 hp. vessel, which was built in 2016 by Horizon… Read More
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 first two American-made Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) units have been delivered and installed in the Rodanthe, a ferry to be operated by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)… Read More
Visitors to Niagara Falls will soon be able to experience one of the U.S.’s top landmarks emission-free. Two new Maid of the Mist passenger vessels will be powered entirely by… Read More
Joshua Sebastian, an engineering manager at the vessel-design firm The Shearer Group Inc., says that advances in battery design, size and weight have made the advantages of electric and hybrid… Read More
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