Watch: Ports of Auckland buys world’s first electric tug

New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland announced the signing of a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to buy the world’s first full-size, fully electric port tug. This comes in line with the port’s commitment to be zero emission by 2040, as previously announced. 

Watch: Car carrier collides with tug in Port of Durban

The Bahamas-flagged car carrier ‘CSSC Asia’, operated by Hoegh Autoliners, collided with the inactive tug ‘Inyalazi’ while berthing alongside at the R-Shed in the Port of Durban’s Point Precinct, on Friday, 13 April, according to TNPA. Damage occurred to the quayside and the tug sustained a hole on its side.

CHIRP releases new maritime safety video

In the latest of its new series of videos, CHIRP provides advisable practices for seafarers to enhance safety at sea, reporting specifically safety issues resulting from two separate cases: tug handling and windlasses operation.

Producing huge surges in power for tugs

Although a tug’s power requirements are minimal, it must have the capacity to produce huge surges in power to assist a vessel when required. ABB has produced video to provide information regarding the energy storage for tugs.

Panama Canal strengthens tug fleet for expansion

The Panama Canal has been acquiring new tugboats to strengthen its fleet. The tugboat fleet the Panama Canal is ready to handle the operational demand of the current Canal as well as transits through the new lane.

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