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  • 27 May 2015
    Authorities

    On 17 May 2015, during a counter-piracy patrol in the Arabian Sea, EU Naval Force warship, ITS Grecale, came to the assistance of a tug after it had put out a SOS distress call. The tug had developed engine failure whilst en route from the UAE to Somalia and was drifting in open waters. Upon […]

  • 1 April 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Germany’s Schottel will provide rudder propellers for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new ship handling tugs ordered from Ocean Industries Inc. Two tugs are to be delivered to the major Canadian naval base in Esquimalt, British Columbia, and two more to the base in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The first two tugs are scheduled to be delivered […]

  • 9 June 2014

    The U.S. Coast Guard responded to reports of a disabled tug 18 miles east of Block Island, Rhode Island, on 8th June.   Watchstanders at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, were notified at approximately 3:30 p.m., Sunday, of an engine fire aboard the 126-foot tug Viking. The vessel’s on […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Industry news

    Pella Shipyard, the leading company in Russian tug building market, is conducting the mooring trials for tug No 621 of project 16609 and tug No 502 of project PE-65. Both tugs are being built for the Russian Navy. The first tug of project 16609 is an Azimuth tug intended for harbor, coastal and offshore towing and […]

  • 27 February 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Polish Navy’s six new multi-role tugs will all feature Schottel propulsion solutions, the German manufacturer said. Bolko, the first of six tugs built by Remontowa Shipyard in Poland has recently been delivered to the Polish Navy. Further five tugs – Gniewko, Mieszko, Semko, Leszko and Przemko – are scheduled for delivery in the near […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s first yard tug (YT) 808-class vessel was successfully launched at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) shipyard on May 16. The YT 808 vessels are designed after the navy’s existing YT 802 Valiant-class tugs and built to commercial ABS standards. The 90’ x 38’ tugs will have a top speed of approximately 11.7 knots […]

  • 1 May 2019
    Authorities

    The Canadian defense ministry has awarded Quebec-based Ocean Industries a CAD 102 million contract for the construction of four tugs for the Royal Canadian Navy. These new tugs will provide towing, firefighting and other critical support services to both the Atlantic and Pacific Maritime Forces. Two of these tugs will go to Canadian Forces Base […]

  • 23 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) received the first of a series of three ASD TUGs 2810 Hybrid tugs when they sailed into the Den Helder harbor on February 20. This 29-meter tug is named Noordzee and is the first hybrid tug delivered to the Navy by Damen. At this time, the RNLN has four conventional […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) is currently building a Damen ATD 2909 Tug named Inyathi – Buffalo in English – to be delivered to the South African Navy in January 2016. Now in the production phase, this is the second tug the SA Navy has ordered from DSCT. The first, named Imvubu – meaning Hippo […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Industry news

    Damen Shipyards Group has been contracted by the Defence Material Organisation of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) and by the Swedish Forsvarets Materielverk (FMV) for the delivery of five Harbour and Seagoing tugs.   Damen’s ASD Tug 2810 Hybrid design has been selected for the Royal Netherlands Navy and another fit-for-purpose design, the ice-classed ASD […]

  • 31 October 2011
    Industry news

      Powerful salvage tug Alatau returned to Pacific Fleet (PF) rescue service. Built in 1983 by Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard in Leningrad, the vessel had been serving in Indian Ocean for a long time maintaining Russian Navy’s warships. Through this time, crew of Alatau took part in several ship-rescuing operations. After a decade of strained work, […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Polish shipbuilder Remontowa Shipbuilding hosted a naming and launching ceremony for the Polish Navy’s third B860 tug on July 8. The vessel was named Mieszko and is part of a six-unit order from 2017. Three tugs would be supplied to the 3rd Ship Flotilla and three to the 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla. All six units […]

  • 6 March 2012
    Industry news

    One out of three new Project 90600 harbor tugs has arrived in Baltic Fleet (BF) Baltiysk Naval Base. Harbor tug RB-42 will join the base’s auxiliary ship brigade. Two other tugs will be stationed in BF Leningrad Naval Base. By the end of 2012, two such tugs will be constructed for Russian Navy. Project 90600 […]

  • 8 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The South African Navy took delivery of a second South African-built Damen ATD Tug 2909 at the naval base in Simon’s Town, Cape Town, February 4, 2016. Escorted by SA Navy’s existing six tugs, Inyathi, as the tug was named, was welcomed into the naval fleet with a traditional sail past. Inyathi, meaning buffalo, is the […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Polish shipbuilder Remontowa Shipbuilding SA has laid the keel for the first of six tugs to be built for the Polish Navy under a contract signed in June 2017. The first tug, bearing pennant number 860/1, started construction in November 2017 when the first steel was cut. The tugs will be used for port tasks, […]

  • 12 September 2011

      Ships of the special mine-clearing unit returned to Northern Fleet naval bases after a mission held in Aug in Obskaya Bay (Kara Sea) near Yamal Peninsula. Minesweeper Vladimir Gumanenko, rescue tug Pamir, and hydrographic ship GS-405 were searching and destroying explosive objects. Tanker Sergei Osipov provided the unit with water and fuel. In the […]

  • 9 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Moroccan Navy has taken delivery of a Damen Stan Tug, officially named Al Mounkid. The 22-metre long vessel, named Al Mounkid, takes the honour of being the first tug to join Morocco’s naval fleet. The Royal Moroccan Navy fleet incorporates frigates, offshore patrol vessels, training vessels and hydrographic, amphibious and auxiliary vessels, however, the […]

  • 5 November 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Propulsion and steering systems developer Schottel announced it has been contracted to deliver rudder propellers for the four four newly designed yard tugs for US Navy. The tugs will be built by Washington-based Dakota Creek Industries. Schottel will be providing its azimuth thrusters with the LEACON sealing system as well as the ProAnode which will […]

  • 2 November 2011
    Industry news

      On Oct 21, 2011 state commission accepted the second Project 705B harbor tug RB-10 (serial number 002) built by Astrakhan Ship Repair Plant (affiliate of JSC Zvezdochka). Project 705B was developed by JSC Vympel Design Bureau (Nizhny Novgorod). First ship of this project (serial number 001) harbor tug RB-39 was launched by Astrakhan shipwrights […]

  • 18 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy destroyer USS Benfold collided with a tug on November 18, becoming the fifth US Navy ship to get involved in a collision in the Pacific this year. The forward-deployed destroyer was participating in a scheduled towing exercise in Sagami Wan, south of Kanagawa Prefecture in Honshu, when the tug boat lost propulsion and drifted […]

  • 12 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has signed a contract with the Dutch and Swedish Ministries of Defence for a seven-year, in-service maintenance contract for five tug boats. The agreement covers all maintenance, both scheduled and non-scheduled, with the exception of the routine operational activities which fall within the remit of the crew. Under the contract, tug-crews may receive training […]

  • 2 May 2011
    Equipment & technology

      You might say the tugs operated by American company Wilmington Tug have doubled their range of strokes. Instead of their old two-stroke engines, they are now driven by fourstroke MTU Series 4000 power units. The story behind the change is that the in land waterway vessels and tankers they have to tow have become […]

  • 29 October 2012
    Training & Education

    In accordance with the navy rearmament program, JSC Astrakhan Ship Repair Plant have built and delivered a new harbor hug RB-259… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, October 29, 2012

  • 24 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Portsmouth harbor tugs welcomed the opportunity to train towing larger vessels as Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Fort Rosalie was on a visit to the Portsmouth, England. At 23,384 tonnes and 185.1 metres in length, the Fleet Solid Support Vessel is nearly 100 metres shorter and nearly three times lighter than the new carrier and her […]

  • 12 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    British outsourcing company Serco has contracted Dutch shipbuilder Damen to build a new tug which will help the company support the Royal Navy carriers at Portsmouth Naval Base under a marine services contract it has with the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD). According to Serco vessel will be the first of its type under the UK […]

  • 26 March 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Germany’s manufacturer of propulsion systems Schottel has secured several orders to provide propulsion systems for US Navy vessels. The order includes five workboat docking vessels and two YTL tugs – all of which are to be built at the Modutech Marine Inc. yard in Tacoma, Washington. As explained by Schottel, the order represents a continuation […]

  • 6 September 2012

    Black Sea Fleet (BSF) diesel-electric submarine Alrosa escorted by Baltic Fleet (BF) rescue tug SB-921 arrived in Spanish port Ceuta. The submarine is under way from Kronshtadt to Sevastopol returning after scheduled repairs. In Ceuta, Russian BSF rescue tug Shakhter joined the task unit. When staying in the port, the sub and escorting ships will […]

  • 15 January 2013

    Crews from two Royal Navy ships helped prevent a tug from sinking on the evening of January 13 in a dramatic rescue off the Devon coast. Sailors from HMS Lancaster and HMS Severn struggled in dark, freezing conditions to plug a hole in the damaged hull of the Christos XXII and pumped out tons of […]

  • 22 December 2011

    New harbor tug RB-10 has successfully passed first qualification trial under supervision of Caspian Flotilla (CF) Auxiliary Fleet Commander Capt 3 rank Dmitry Ryndin. The tug’s crew has effectively practiced damage control activities, carried out fuel and food replenishment drills. Later on, CF mariners will improve towage skills in literal sea zone. Harbor tug RB-10 […]