Troy Moore: Only as good as his deckhands

Troy Moore: Only as good as his deckhands | Columbia Basin Herald Troy Moore slowly and carefully adjusts both the rudders and the throttle on the tugboat Lincoln as he maneuvers in to the lock at the Dalles Dam.  

Shaver’s Samantha S a tug for all seasons

The Columbia River has presented a challenge to towing companies like Shaver Transportation since the pioneer days in the late 1800’s when steam-powered sternwheelers had to handle all types of work, from towing and docking sailing ships to moving wooden barges loaded with wheat and lumber. By the 1960’s, the Snake/Columbia Navigation System had opened … Continued

Sub M, a growing vessel safety and safe operations program

July 20, 2018 was a critical date for tow boat operators. That was the deadline for all U.S.-flag towing vessels – over 26 feet, or less if used to assist with transport of oil or hazardous materials – to be in compliance with Subchapter M, the U.S. Coast Guard’s towing vessel safety regulations. It’s been … Continued