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  • TSB Canada Pinpoints Factors Leading to Fatal Tug Accident 22 juli 2014
    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its investigation report into the capsizing of tow, and accidental death aboard the tug Western Tugger as it towed the barge Arctic Lift I, 33 nautical miles southwest of Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador.   The report identified minimal clearance above the water (freeboard), bad weather conditions, and a [… […]
  • Towage Workers Discuss Industry Struggles 22 juli 2014
    More than 35 tugboat workers from around Australia have descended on the Maritime Union of Australia’s (MUA) specialised training facility at St Georges Basin to kick-off the 2014 Towage Conference.   Joining the Australian contingent was a special guest from Seattle – America’s Inland Boatmen’s Union President – Alan Cote. Cote gave delegates a more […] […]
  • Swissco Wraps Up Scott and English Energy Takeover 22 juli 2014
    Singapore-listed Swissco Holdings Limited, a marine service provider for the offshore oil and gas industry, has approved the acquisition of Scott and English Energy Pte. Ltd., for approximately USD 230 million.   Scott and English Energy is in the business of owning and leasing mobile offshore drilling units and service rigs to support major oil […] […]


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