Quick Spill Clean-up Expected Off Long Island
Clean-up activities of an oil spill that affected about 25 miles (40 km) off the north shore of Long Island, New York, are expected to be complete by the end of the week, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday. The spill of residual fuel oil, a heavy oil used in power generation, was discovered Friday, originating from a hole in a barge transporting 48,000 barrels of the fuel from Tosco Corp's Bayway refinery in Bayonne, New Jersey to the NRG Energy Inc.'s power plant in Montville, Connecticut, the Coast Guard said. The amount of oil spilled from the Rhode Island was not available but clean-up efforts have already reduced the affected area to about 10 miles (16 km), Petty Officer Tom Sperduto said. "We expect it to take another two or three days.
Washburn & Doughty Delivers Mary Ann Moran
On September 1, 2010, Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. delivered the Mary Ann Moran, a 121 ft x 36 ft x 18 ft Intercon Tug, to Moran Towing Corporation. Designed by Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corp., Mary Ann Moran is the fourth vessel built by Washburn & Doughty to this design and delivered to Moran Towing. According to the vessel’s captain, Mr. Jake Jarrell, “I can say that this boat is by far one of the best vessels I have ever had the pleasure of working on in over 30 years in the industry.
Construction Begins on Washburn & Doughty Hull 101
On January 4, 2011, Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine began construction of a 93-ft by 38-ft, 6,000 hp Z-Drive tug for Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Conn. Washburn & Doughty is building the vessel to its newest in-house design based upon the yard’s previous 92-ft by 32-ft design, of which there are 22 tugs in operation. The increased length and beam will allow for increased horsepower while maintaining the maneuvering characteristics and handling capabilities.
Natural Gas Articulated Conduit System Patented
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) announced that long-time partner Moran Towing Corporation has been granted US Patent 8,967,174 for "Articulated conduit systems and uses thereof for fuel gas transfer between a tug and barge." The patent was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on May 2, 2014, and in general terms describes arrangements and methods for transferring boil off gas between a liquefied natural gas barge and its tug, while taking into account the relative motion between the two vessels. "This design represents an advance in natural gas fuel transfer technology and demonstrates EBDG's and Moran's commitment to the emerging maritime LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) transport industry…
Feature: Guiding the Gas
Many workboats in the marine industry are called upon in supply or assist roles. The entire offshore vessel industry is based on a supply function to oil and gas drilling operations or the resupply of production platforms. The tugboat industry is most often characterized as small vessels assisting very large ships in docking, undocking and other harbor movements. The growth of these vessel companies and their operations depends on the economic vitality of the larger industry they serve. Right now the hottest new market being served by tugs is in the assistance of very large Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) tankers to dock and undock. As is the case in other marine support operations, the growth of tugs to assist LNG tankers depends on the basic health of LNG transport.
American Waterways Operators Elects Chairman
The members of the American Waterways Operators, the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected a new slate of leaders during AWO's Spring Convention held recently in Washington, D.C. James F. Farley, Corporate Vice President – Industry Relations, Kirby Corporation, was elected Chairman. Edward J. "Ted" Tregurtha, President of Moran Towing Corporation, was elected Vice Chairman. Mr. Farley succeeds outgoing Chairman David G. Sehrt, Senior Vice President and Chief Engineering Officer of Ingram Barge Company.
W&D Delivers the Kaye E. Moran
Late last year, Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine delivered Kaye E. Moran, a 92’ x 32’, 5100 HP Z Drive Firefighting Tug, to the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut. The vessel will be used to provide ship-assist services for LNG tankers at the recently reopened Dominion Cove Point LNG storage terminal south of Baltimore, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. Kaye E. Moran is named in honor of Kaye Barker, the wife of Moran’s Vice Chairman, James R. Barker. Kaye E. Moran is classed ABS Maltese Cross A1, Maltese Cross AMS, Escort Vessel, Towing Vessel & Fire Fighting Class 1. The Kaye E. Moran is the…
AWO Holds Spring Convention
AWO members converge on Washington D.C. The American Waterways Operators’ (AWO) 2016 Spring Convention attracted more than 200 members to Washington, D.C. April 19-21, including 36 first-time attendees. The annual event included a day of organization-wide and sector-specific meetings to discuss priority industry issues, the 14th Annual Barge-In, the Annual Membership meeting, at which AWO’s new member leadership was elected and new members of the Board of Directors were enrolled, and the Board of Directors meeting.
Manitowoc to Build Oil Barges for Moran
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. through its subsidiary, Bay Shipbuilding Co., part of Manitowoc's Marine Group, has been awarded a contract from Moran Towing Corporation to build two ocean-class, double-hull, hot oil tank barges. The first barge is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2004, and the second in the second quarter of 2005. Other contract terms were not disclosed. Each of the 110,000-barrel capacity barges will measure 425 feet in length by 78 feet in width and will be configured with 10 cargo compartments serviced by three diesel-driven, deep-well cargo pumps. The barges will also feature a stern notch and an Intercon coupling system, which will link the units to customer-supplied tugs.
Bay Shipbuilding Delivers ATB to Moran
Fincantieri Marine Group’s Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) has delivered the Articulated Tug Barge unit (ATB) Barbara Carol Ann Moran and the 110,000-barrel barge Louisiana to Moran Towing Corporation. The 5,300-HP, 121-foot vessel is certified ABS Class +A-1 Towing Service, +AMS, and is equipped with state-of-the-art navigation and communications technology. The ATB unit was delivered on the exact day called for by the contract and will work the East Coast of the United States and the Gulf of Mexico.
Boatracs Announces Moran Contract Extension
Boatracs Announces Multi-Year Contract Renewal with Moran Towing Corporation - Maritime Services Company Extends Satellite Data Communications Services and Adds BTConnect as Messaging and Mapping Platform. Boatracs Inc., a leader in providing integrated satellite communications and software solutions to the maritime industry, announced today that Moran Holdings, Inc., a leading maritime services company, has signed a multi-year extension to its satellite communications services contract.
W&D Delivers Z-Drive FiFi Tug
Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine delivered Bulldog, a 98 x 37 ft., 6,700 hp, Z Drive firefighting tug, to Crescent Towing of New Orleans, La. Bulldog provides ship-assist and escort services for LNG tankers at the Elba Island LNG re-gasification terminal in Savannah, Ga. Bulldog is a new Washburn & Doughty in-house design and the first tug built at the yard for Crescent Towing. Washburn & Doughty's Chief Naval Architect and Vice President, Bruce Washburn, drew on the company's experience designing and building Z-Drive Tugs for ship docking and LNG operations while designing the 98-ft. Tug. Since 1999, the company has designed and built 18 Z-Drive Tugs, six of which are used at LNG Terminals. With the 98-ft.
Moran Selects Veson Nautical IMOS
Veson Nautical, a maritime software developer, announced that its Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS) has been selected by Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Ct. Moran will utilize Veson’s solution to organize and manage commercial marine operations for its Dry Bulk and Petroleum Divisions onto one centralized, user-friendly platform. Moran will install the full suite of IMOS modules and will also be upgrading to Microsoft’s Navision v4.01. The new system is expected to be up and running by mid-to-late September 2006.
Markey ARR Winch System: Tried & Tested in the Toughest Tug Challenges
For more than 30 years, Markey Machinery has worked with the LNG and marine transportation Industries with the goal of developing winches designed to work under the most challenging conditions. The effort includes extensive design shop testing and actual commercial work, a combination that has ultimately produced an understanding of the operational issues facing terminal and tug operators. The many milestones in the development of Markey’s Asymmetrical Render/Recover (ARR) – technology…
Linda Moran Delivered
August 15, 2008 was a milestone for Washburn & Doughty as the Linda Moran left the shipyard. Linda Moran is the first vessel delivered by the shipyard since a fire on July 11, 2008 destroyed the company's main construction building. The Linda Moran was tied to the company's barge when the fire broke out. Thankfully, due to light winds and local lobstermen who towed the vessel away from the barge, the Linda Moran survived undamaged. The Linda is a 121 x 36 x 18-ft. Intercon tug owned by the Moran Towing Corporation of .
Companies Sign Joint Contract with ConocoPhillips
Bay-Houston Towing Co., Suderman & Young Towing Co. LP, and Moran Towing Corporation are pleased to announce they have jointly contracted with the ConocoPhillips Company to provide harbor tug services for LNG vessels calling at the Freeport LNG terminal, currently under construction in the Port of Freeport, Texas. Bay-Houston and Suderman & Young will each provide one 6300 hp Z-Tech tractor tug while Moran Towing Corp. will provide a 5100 hp ASD tractor tug. ABS Escort Service; and ABS Fire Fighting Vessel Class 1. Galveston, Texas will operate the three tugboats. The tugs will deliver a combined bollard pull in excess of 235 short tons. The Z-Techs are powered by two Caterpillar 3516C HD engines providing 6300 hp (4700 kw). Schottel Model SRP 1520 Z-drives.
Moran and Washburn & Doughty Unveil New Build Program
On August 29, 2006, Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut and Washburn & Doughty Shipyard of East Boothbay, Maine signed a Letter of Commitment for the construction of six additional tug boats. These vessels will follow the two 5100 hp 92 ASDs and two 121 Intercon Tugs currently under construction at Washburn & Doughty for Moran. Moran Towing anticipates building six 92 ASDs for its ship docking fleet, but has reserved the right to build alternative vessels, including Intercon Tugs or 98 ASDs, if necessary. The construction of all eleven vessels reflects Moran¢s steadfast commitment to provide its customers with the most powerful, technologically advanced and reliable tug fleet in the industry according to Paul Tregurtha, Moran¢s Chairman & CEO.
Moran and Washburn & Doughty Unveil Newbuild Program
On August 29, 2006 Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut and Washburn & Doughty Shipyard of East Boothbay, Maine signed a Letter of Commitment for the construction of six additional tug boats. These vessels will follow the two 5100 HP 92’ ASDs and two 121’ Intercon Tugs currently under construction at Washburn & Doughty for Moran. Moran Towing anticipates building six 92’ ASDs for its ship docking fleet, but has reserved the right to build alternative vessels, including Intercon Tugs or 98’ ASDs, if necessary. The construction of all ten vessels reflects Moran’s steadfast commitment to provide its customers with the most powerful, technologically advanced and reliable tug fleet in the industry, according to Paul Tregurtha, Moran’s Chairman and CEO.
MN 100: Elliott Bay Design Group
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) is a Seattle-based, employee-owned enterprise with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan that provides full-service naval architecture, marine engineering and production support to owners, operators and shipyards worldwide. The firm’s extensive project portfolio spans a number of vessel types including barges, tugs, offshore vessels, ferries, passenger vessels, and workboats, and encompasses unique projects from lofting art installations and high-end yacht hulls to one-off service vessel designs and structures.
Boatsense Remote Vessel Monitoring
Boatsense Solutions, Inc. announced that it recently installed its wireless remote vessel monitoring system on several Moran Towing Corporation’s tugboats. Moran maintains three major lines of business: shipdocking, contract towing and marine transportation. Approaching its 150th anniversary, Moran operates in 16 ports with a fleet of tugs and barges. Separately, Boatsense announced a recent installation of its remote monitoring system on the 767 ft Str. Kaye E. Barker. Owned and operated by The Interlake Steamship Company, the Kaye E.
MN100: Viking Systems International, Inc.
Viking Systems International is a worldwide leader in the advanced design, analysis and 3rd party verification of structures, focusing on the offshore oil and gas industry, commercial ship business, and the military and defense community. Viking executes advanced structural design, analysis, 3rd party verification and FEA engineering services. Viking Systems’ core structural assessment software, SAGA, integrates regulatory body requirements by applying world class state-of-the-art software…
Moran Sells Deck Barge to Private Buyers
Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut have sold their U.S. flag, ocean deck barge “Norfolk” (ex-Columbia Norfolk, Ponce Trader, UMTB 331, MLC-331) to a private buyers on the U.S. East Coast who specialize in the transport of aggregates. The 331.3’ x 78.0’ x 20.3’ depth, double raked barge was built in 1982 by Marine Power and Equipment of Seattle, Washington for their affiliated companies Marine Leasing Company and Marine Logistics Corporation to operate in the Puget Sound / Alaskan trade. The ABS +A1 classed barge is fitted with 14.5ft.
Moran Moves Towards DH Fleet
With the introduction of three new double-hull petroleum barges in 2005, Paul Tregurtha, chairman of Moran Towing Corporation, announced that the company is on track to achieve its goal of operating an all double-hull fleet by the end of 2006. In the first seven months of 2005, Moran introduced two newly built double-hull petroleum barges, New Hampshire and Georgia, both built at Bay Shipbuilding in Wisconsin, and a newly converted double-hulled barge Massachusetts, delivered from Gulf Marine Repair in Florida. The three barges, with a combined cargo carrying capacity of 360,000 barrels, were matched with ocean-going tugs from the Moran fleet, all with articulated (ATB) coupler systems that allow the tug to remain permanently in the barge notch when underway.