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Three tugs being built for Arctic work

...refueling, Tillman said. The tugs will also have heated...buildup.The new Arctic tug will work with newer shallow-draft...looking at building new tugs as ocean-class tugs at least five years ago...and determined that a tug that could operate in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/three-tugs-being-built-arctic-work
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Tugs help prevent collision

ANCHORAGE -- Tug boats stopped an oil tanker on a collision...was the first such "save" since escort tugs were deployed following the 1989 Exxon spill...tanker was being escorted by two tugs. One tug was tethered to the stern of the Chevron...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072201/sta_Tugboats.shtml
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Rig manager testifies in Shell barge grounding

...investigation panel Wednesday, two tugs would have been advisable for...Islands to Seattle."Multiple tugs would have kept us from having...Coast Guard cutter and relief tugs reached the scene and tried to...vessels were under tow to the tug Guardsman, the anchorage was...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-23/rig-manager-testifies-shell-barge-groun
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Inmates hope for success outside after time inside

Tom Booth hears the basketball bounce - like heartbeat or an ancestral drum. He tugs at his uniform while sitting court side Saturday under a chipped white backboard with a broken rim attached. Eighty-four feet...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030711/loc_795779656.shtml
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Sunken tug carried up to 250 gallons of fuel

...setting up 500 feet of containment boom Sunday and contacted salvage company to "evaluate and remove pollution sources aboard the tug," read a USCG situation report. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is monitoring the vessel and nearby areas...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-16/sunken-tug-carried-250-gallons-fuel
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Crews complete fuel transfer from grounded tug

...Valdez 20 years ago, a spokesman for the tug's owner said Saturday. Crews finished...Services, the company that owns the stricken tug. A towing vessel began bringing the tugboat...Crowley agreed on a tow plan, he said. The tug is being watched by some booming and skimming...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122709/sta_539989398.shtml
Tug collides with barge in Cook Inlet

ANCHORAGE - A tug collided with a barge it was towing near Nikiski...conservation officials say the 113-foot Pacific Challenger tug and the 262-foot barge collided Wednesday morning as the tug was untying from the barge. The accident occurred...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052809/reg_444691393.shtml
Tug grounded on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound

VALDEZ - A 136-foot tug doing an ice survey in Prince William Sound grounded on Bligh Reef and two of its...Wednesday evening. The Pathfinder is a Crowley Marine Services docking and escort tug for the Trans Alaska Pipeline System Tankers.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122509/reg_539581343.shtml
Photos: Tug 'o War in the rain

...and the Longshoreman's Union fought it out in the sleet and rain for bragging rights in the 2013 Juneau Maritime Festival's Tug 'o War contest Sunday Afternoon on the waterfront. Docks & Harbors came in first, grabbing a substantial trophy. In second...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-05-19/tug-o-war-rain
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Coast Guard to look into tug grounding

ANCHORAGE - A 74-foot tug boat pushing an empty oil barge was damaged...3 inch gash in the hull of the Crowley tug called the Twi-Lite. The barge was not...salvage plan. They hope to refloat the tug when an assist tug arrives on scene Friday...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101008/reg_342463629.shtml

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