MMA Unveils G & H Towing Navigation Laboratory

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is pleased to announce a $25,000 gift from G & H Towing of Galveston, TX, to name the G & H Towing Navigation Lab in the Harrington Building at MMA.


G & H Towing is one of the oldest and most progressive towing companies on the Texas Gulf Coast. Established in 1934 as an operating company for Suderman & Young Towing Company and Bay Houston Towing Company, G & H Towing operates a fleet of over 35 harbor tugs with state-of-the-art equipment in Houston, Galveston, Texas City, Corpus Christi and Freeport. The management team of G & H Towing is comprised of individuals with decades of experience in the maritime industry who share a commitment to excellence. G & H Towing demonstrates this commitment in all areas of operations from their outstanding safety and environmental performance to building technologically advanced towing vessels, but most importantly to their people. G & H Towing believes that through a commitment to maritime education and training their future success and that of the nation’s maritime industry will be assured.

The gift will support the education of the Academy’s cadets, many of whom will become the future leaders of our nation’s tug industry. G & H’s vision is to be the most respected tug ship-assist company in the country. Massachusetts Maritime Academy plays a role in that vision by providing the best educated mariners around!

Photo: left to right are five G&H Towing representatives, along with MMA President.

• Michael Nigro, Vice President of Engineering,
• Steven J. Huttman, Director of Marine Operations
• Admiral Richard G. Gurnon, President, MMA
• Russell Gibson, Port Captain
• Stephen N. Huffman, President
• Richard Guerra, Port Engineer