Mining for Gold
Publication: Maritime Reporter, MarineLink.com
Author: Greg Trauthwein
Published: April 2023
The United States historically has been a capitalist’s dream, providing opportunity to those with a vision and the gumption to take the risks to turn that vision into reality. Martin Curtin a young tugboat captain with a dream and an entrepreneurial spirit, started Curtin Maritime in 1997, growing the business from a single, converted large army tug to a company with a large and growing fleet, employing 270 today. While the company succeeds, it and its brethren face challenges aplenty, choked by regulation; and increased costs to find and groom the qualified crews to power the next generation.