Today, the Patriot sea-trial on San Diego Bay was a successful first run of Pacific Tugboat Services’ newest Tier 3 vessel. She will now undergo completion of crew amenities and systems, final painting, outfitting and USCG Inspection prior to commissioning in the PTS Fleet. Patriot is a twin screw (through nozzles/flanking rudders) 1,400H.P. push tug…

INLANDBOATMEN’S UNION GROUND BREAKING CERMONY

Dedication of the Victor Kaplan Hall September 15, 2017 Pacific Tugboat Service is proud to support the IBU/ ILWU of Southern California. Steve Frailey, President of PTS spoke at the dedication of the Victor Kaplan Hall. Victor has dedicated his life to defending the rights of the Workers. He began is career in 1935, and…

Farm creates new river habitat for chinook salmon

Twenty-five salmon shelters called “refugios”—made of large tree trunks and root wads, bolted to 12,000-pound limestone boulders—have been lowered into the Sacramento River near Redding. A Northern California farm partnered with state and federal agencies in what’s considered a first-of-its-kind project to benefit chinook salmon in the river. “The overall goal is to improve the…

2nd Annual Summer Mixer, August 18, 2017

2nd Annual Summer Mixer August 18 2017 with sponsors. pub   PROPELLER CLUB OF THE UNITED STATES PORT OF SAN DIEGO Post Office Box 131544 San Diego, California 92170 www.propellerclubsandiego.org   2nd Annual Summer Mixer We will be set up by the three 5” guns in the grassy area in Liberty Station. Gun Platform #1.…

Doug Lotoski memorial

  It is with regret that we have to report the passing of Doug Lotoski at 78 on Tuesday afternoon, July 11 from complications of ALS.   Doug began his maritime career as a Royal Canadian Navy Diver, where he became proficient in underwater salvage, repair, construction and exploration. Besides braving harsh and demanding conditions,…

Port Removes Debris from Former A-8 Anchorage

Boats, tires, batteries, metal containers, engines, and other debris are being pulled to the surface in South San Diego Bay, thanks to the efforts of the Port of San Diego. An estimated 50 tons of debris from the bottom of the bay is being recovered and removed from the area known as the A-8 Anchorage.…

San Diego Tugboat Fleet Converts to Shore Power

Pacific Tugboat Service, a member of the Port of San Diego’s Green Business Network, has converted its fleet of 20 vessels. Shore power, also known as cold ironing, is the process of switching from a ship’s onboard diesel power supply to shore-based electrical power while the ship is at the dock. This process reduces polluting…