Tug Huron Repositioned to Duluth, Assists CSL m/v Thunder Bay During Ice Breaking Operation

by Hans | January 7th, 2017

The Great Lakes Towing Company Repositions Tug HURON to Duluth, Enhances Capabilities of Current Fleet for Ice Breaking & Towing Services, Essential to Lakers During Winter 2017

The Great Lakes Towing Company repositioned its Tug HURON to Duluth, Minnesota on Monday, January 2, 2017 to enhance capabilities for ice breaking, harbor assist and other services essential to commercial shipping in the Duluth-Superior region. The Tug HURON’s first ice breaking operation of 2017 took place late Wednesday evening, January 4th when she assisted longstanding customer, Canada Steamship Lines M/V THUNDER BAY in the Port of Duluth. 

The dedicated and dependable harbor fleet in Duluth now includes Tug HURON in addition to Tugs ARKANSAS, KENTUCKY and NORTH CAROLINA, giving the fleet “fresh legs” for the upcoming ice breaking battle. This ensures the first-class harbor assist, towing, and ice breaking services that commercial shippers expect in the Port of Duluth will continue for years to come.

“The Towing Company offers 365/24/7 service with experienced full-time crews, so that our customers always receive consistent and dependable service. With a Full-Service Lakes-Wide Towing Contract, including ice breaking and our other ancillary services, our customers gain an added level of safety and seamanship to protect their crew, equipment, and the environment; wherever their vessels may call on the Great Lakes. It’s added insurance,” says Joseph P. Starck, Jr., President, The Great Lakes Towing Company.

The Towing Company plans to bring two (2) more former YTBs into service during 2017. These additional tugs will be strategically stationed in other ports where ice breaking services are normally required.

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