Special Projects

Stevens Towing Supports Dredging Project in Wilmington, NC

Stevens Towing's tugboats and barges recently completed a dredging support project for Orion Marine Group in Wilmington, NC. The project utilized our inland tugs, Island Fox and Royal Engineer; two 3,000 ton super jumbo hopper barges (260' x 52'6"); two deck barges (170' x 39'), and (160' x 52' x 10'); and our crane barge

M/V Coastal Venture transports ship component cargo from Europe to the United States

The M.V. Coastal Venture recently completed the delivery of ship components which were loaded in Ipswich, UK, Bremerhaven, Germany, and Bergen, Norway. After consolidating all of these cargoes which included generators, propeller shafts, propulsion motors, and various other components, they were delivered to a shipyard on the US West Coast. The components are designated for

Stevens Towing Completes Project at Kings Bay Naval Base in Georgia

Stevens Towing Company recently completed a job working with GPA Technologies and the US Navy to relocate a floating barrier system at the Kings Bay Naval Base in St Mary’s, GA. The project utilized one deck barge, one crane barge, the tug Island Merchant and members of our heavy lift team. Barrier anchors were pulled

Charleston Heavy Lift salvages sunken yacht in Charleston Harbor

Our Charleston Heavy Lift Team removed a sunken yacht from the Charleston jetties in April.  Divers from Salmons Dredging installed the rigging under the sunken vessel and had the rigging secured prior to our arrival.  Our Charleston Heavy Lift team brought the yacht to the surface using our Stevens Clyde 32 floating crane and started

Stevens Delivers Power Gen Pieces to St. Clair, MI. via the St. Lawrence Seaway

Our ABS tug Sea Crescent delivered 2 GE diffusers and 2 GE turbines to St. Clair, MI in September for Mammoet.  The diffusers were loaded in Savannah, GA onto our Stevens 2501 ABS deck barge while the turbines were loaded in Charleston direct from rail car with our 500 floating derrick Ocean Ranger and our

Decking, Assembly and Float-In of Pearlson Shiplift for RMK Merrill Stevens

Our Shipyard crew, Heavy-Lift team and tug Sea Crescent completed a months long project in August, 2019 for RMK Merrill Stevens.  The project began with the Sea Crescent picking up the pieces for RMK's new Pearlson Shiplift from a steel fabricator in Norfolk, Va and bringing it to our Shipyard on Yonges Island.  Our Heavy

Stevens Towing Completes Pearlson Ship-Lift Installation for Savannah Yacht Center

Our shipyard crew and Heavy Lift team completed the last phase of a large, months long project for the new Savannah Yacht Center with the final delivery and float-in of the Savannah Yacht Center's new Pearlson Shiplift in May.  This project included picking up the disassembled shiplift in Norfolk, VA and delivering it to our

Stevens Towing Delivers Air Force One Replica to Washington, DC

Stevens Towing was contacted to help move a replica of Air Force One from Rhode Island to Washington, DC.  The full sized but inoperable 747 was rolled onto our Stevens 2501 ABS deck barge and secured for coast-wise transit.  Our tugs Sea Crescent and Island Trader provided the power for the move which included both

Island Merchant Delivers Two Rotors to Port Everglades

The Stevens tug Island Merchant completed two trips from Charleston to Port Everglades to deliver two rotors for Florida Power and Light.  For each trip, the rotor was loaded in Charleston with one of our floating cranes directly onto a Guy M Turner SPMT that had already been assembled on the barge.  The Stevens Team

Stevens Towing Deploys 3,000 Tons of Material For Ga. Reef Project

Stevens Towing worked with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to deploy 3,000 tons of material for an off-shore artificial reef 15 miles off the coast of Brunswick, Ga.  The Stevens team loaded the material consisting of steel chicken coups and concrete ruble to one of our ABS deck barges at Liberty Harbor in Brunswick. 

Charleston Heavy Lift and Savannah Heavy Lift perform two crane lift of a Clyde 28

Cooper T. Smith contracted us to lift one of their Clyde 28 ship lightering cranes and move it from its old barge to a brand new replacement barge. This task required both the "Savannah Giant" and the "Ocean Ranger" heavy lift cranes to work in conjunction to lift the 575 ton crane and precisely place

Charleston Heavy Lift and Stevens Towing remove old Highway 41 bridge span to sink for a reef

The Ocean Ranger, Charleston Heavy Lift's 500 ton floating crane lifted the center turn bridge span (approximately 200 tons) from the old Hwy 41 Wando River bridge and placed it on a deck barge. This bridge and barge combination will become a sunken reef offshore of Charleston later this month. We appreciate the opportunity to

Charleston Heavy Lift LLC with Stevens Salvage Team Lifts Sunken Barges and Crane in the Folly River

Four barges and a crane belonging to a marine construction company sank in the Folly River near Charleston, SC. Due to its impeding navigation of the river we were hired to remove these items and dispose of them. In partnership with Salmons Dredging’s Commercial Divers we were able to remove these items from the river

Charleston Heavy Lift picks sunken barge in Wando River

The "Ocean Ranger", Charlestons New Heavy Lift Floating Crane performed their first salvage operation since it was recently completed. We received a call from a dredge company that was working on a project in the Wando River and had a barge sink. They asked us to salvage the barge and take it to our shipyard

Florida Power & Light receives 104 ton Siemens rotor in Port Everglades

A 104 ton Siemens rotor traveled from Charleston, SC to Port Everglades, FL on a Stevens Towing tug and barge. Guy M. Turner, who contracted us trucked the piece to Columbus Street Terminal in Charleston. Our Clyde 32 floating crane picked the rotor and placed it on Guy M. Turner's Goldhofer trailer which we previously

M/V Coastal Venture completed the last leg of a 12,500 nautical mile journey from Tacoma, WA to Constantza, Romania via Charleston, SC and Bizerte, Tunisia

The M/V Coastal Venture recently completed the last leg of their journey delivering cargo comprised of trucks, Humvee's, de-icer trucks, trailers, and containers to Constantza, Romania. Bizerte Naval Base, Tunisia was the first stop where the ship discharged a navy patrol vessel, containers and several new pickup trucks. For the crew, this prolonged voyage was

M/V Coastal Venture delivers 39TEUs of Class 1 Dangerous Goods to Valdez, AK

The M/V Coastal Venture recently completed the 16 day voyage to Valdez, AK for the government. They delivered 39TUEs of Class 1 cargo to the Port of Valdez, AK where they were met by the Army National Guard who delivered it to its final destination

M/V Coastal Venture Delivers Cargo from Charleston, SC to San Diego, CA for General Dynamics

Stevens Transportation’s ship, the M/V Coastal Venture recently made the 18 day voyage from Charleston, SC to San Diego, CA via the Panama Canal to deliver main propulsion motors, rudders, and rudder stocks to General Dynamics. Loading the MV Coastal Venture from idowerk on Vimeo.

M/V Coastal Venture delivers two Mark VI Navy Patrol Boats to Bahrain

After discharging several ship components that required US Flag service coming out of Europe to a large shipyard in San Diego, our US Flag Jones Act Ship, the Coastal Venture loaded two new Mark VI Navy Patrol Boats at the Port of San Diego, CA. Once the cargo was loaded and secured we departed for

Running on Empty: Barge Primed for Coating System

What happens when a ship's fuel gauge points to empty  and it needs 30,000 gallons (113,562 L)? Last anyone checked there  weren’t a lot of waterfront drive-through filling stations for coastal tankers, harbor cruise liners, and tugboats, so chief engineers of these vessels usually call for bunker oil barges. Read the Entire Article

Savannah Giant Comes to Town

The Georgia Ports Authority's Ocean Terminal is now home to one of the most powerful barge-based cranes in the Southeast - The Savannah Giant. The heavy lift barge crane can handle cargo up to 500 tons. Read the Entire Article

Savannah Heavy Lift and Stevens Towing deliver two auto presses

Stevens Towing received a short notice request from a freight forwarder to move two automotive presses from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC. Previously, the same pieces have been transported by truck, but new Georgia DOT requirements prevented the customer from obtaining truck permits to move them. We were able to provide a solution for the

Savannah Heavy Lift in Partnership with Stevens Salvage Team Floats Sunken Dry Dock on the Savannah River

Savannah Heavy Lift was contracted to float and remove a sunken dry dock in the Savannah River that was on the verge of being in the main shipping channel. The dry dock was 70ft wide x 98ft long x 4.6ft deep and weighed 168 short tons. Due to silt, mud, and water it weighed much

Sea Crescent conducts Torpedo Target Project

Recently, we concluded a project working for Resolve Marine to load and deploy a torpedo target for the US Navy. The job entailed using the Sea Crescent, our 95' ocean tug and our new 250' x 54' x 13' ABS deck barge. We supplied an American 9320 250 ton crawler crane and outfitted the barge

Stevens Builds Oyster Reefs for NOAA and NC Coastal Federation

Stevens Towing was proud to be chosen by the North Carolina Coastal Federation and NOAA to build 2 large Oyster Reefs in the Pamlico Sound. Stevens Towing moved and deployed over 54,000 tons of limestone rock for the project in just over 9 months. Located near Cape Hatteras, NC and near Stumpy Point, NC the

Stevens Towing Shipyard refurbishes 650 ton gantry crane at Yonges Island

Our shipyard team hydraulically jacked up the 650 ton gantry crane and isolated the weight of the crane from the gantry. This allowed us to replace 50% of the gantry base that sits on a rail system. A new, safe working platform was installed with fiberglass grating and steel angle frame for use during the

Stevens Towing and Charleston Heavy Lift off load 308 ton Mega Yacht

Stevens Towing and Charleston Heavy Lift off loaded a 134 ft mega yacht built by Horizon Yachts out of Taiwan. This 308 ton yacht was lifted off of a ship and placed into the water in Charleston Harbor. The mega yacht was off the ship and placed in the water without a scratch in four

Stevens Towing and Savannah Heavy Lift Deliver New Press Components to Firth Rixson at Half Moon Landing

Seven pieces for the new press at the Midway, GA plant expansion arrived at Liberty Terminals on the Rickmers “New Orleans” and were discharged onto barges. These pieces were then taken down to Half-Moon Landing, Georgia by barge where some of them were rolled off by Berard Transportation and the remainder were lifted off by

Stevens Towing Assists US Navy with Top Priority Tow

Stevens Towing moves an EA-6B Prowler with ultra sophisticated on board battlefield computer systems for the US Navy from Norfolk, VA to Jacksonville, FL. The aircraft was just home from service in Iraq.

Stevens Towing Awarded Contract for Navy Submarine Commisioning

Stevens Towing was awarded the contract to provide a barge that will be used as a platform for the commisioning ceremony of the new Virginia Class submarine U.S.S North Carolina (SSN 777). This is the fourth Virginia class submarine, it will carry the name of the state of North Carolina. More than half a century

Tugs at Work

Charleston Harbor Bulk Cargo for NUCOR Steel

Stevens Towing transported almost 1,000,000 tons of bulk steel commodities in the first quarter 2008 for NUCOR Steel. We moved a 1,000,000 tons of bulk cargo in only 74 days. These million tons of cargo used a total of 500 260 ft. X 52.5 ft. super jumbo hopper barges. The 500 barges are equivalent to

Stevens moves Heavy Lift Crane

Stevens Towing successfully pushed the Charleston Giant to Savannah, GA in order lift two (2) electrical transformers weighing in at 347 short tons a piece. The trek to Savannah involved Stevens Towing's tugboat captains to navigate 106 nautical miles of Atlantic Intra Coastal waterway and 7 bridges while pushing a 180ft x 82ft  floating crane

Stevens Towing Assisted Norsar, LLC. and American Marine Co.’s Mega move to Africa

Three Stevens Towing Tugs assisted Captain Garry Matthews and American Marine out of Charleston Harbour with four of Charleston's oldest Terminal Cranes bound for Nigeria. These four Terminal Cranes rested on a 400X100 barge that cleared the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge by only 10 feet. The tow departed safely out of Charleston Harbor and commenced

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