At New London, a tugboat company gives new life to older equipment

In New London, Conn., the Wronowski family knows the waterfront and is present on much of it. In 1967 John Henry Wronowski bought the Thames Towboat Co. from the Chappell family, who had founded the company in 1865, naming it after the river running between New London and Groton and emptying into Long Island Sound. [...]

Waterjets winning in speed stakes

With crewboats coming in so many different shapes and sizes, it is not surprising that the number of permutations possible with the available choice of engines from multiple manufacturers and methods of final drive is quite extensive. At the larger end of the scale, where fast supply boats may have subsidiary roles such as fire-fighting [...]

Biggest-ever Gold Coast International Marine Expo comes of age with biggest-ever crowd and best-ever sales

The biggest-ever Gold Coast International Marine Expo has recorded its largest-ever visitation and best-ever sales results, qualifying its wide acclaim as a major economic boost for both the Australian marine and Queensland tourism industries.  Over 20,000 boating enthusiasts streamed through the Expo welcome gates from Thursday-Sunday (19-22 May 2016) to experience ‘the boat show with [...]

Seacor Marine FSV with Twin Disc

US-headquartered Seacor Marine’s newest fast supply vessel (FSV), the Alya McCall, relies on five high-performance Twin Disc MGX-61500SC QuickShift transmissions. It provides the crucial links between the ship's powerful Cummins engines and Hamilton Waterjets. The 63m x 10m US-flagged Alya McCall will accommodate 16 crew, 100 passengers and 305mt of deck cargo. Cummins QSK60 Tier [...]

BC company’s tugs, barges prove to be vital for remote coastal loggers

T he alarm on the travel lift sounded and the operator lowered the 70 tons of heavily built tugboat back into the water, adjusted the straps and tried again. This time there was no alarm but the lift was at the hoist’s maximum allowable. The stern cleared the water to reveal a pair of props [...]