American Tugboat Review

Aveogan specifications

   Owner/operator: Crowley Maritime Builder: Bollinger Shipyards Designer: Jensen Maritime Consultants Dimensions: 128’ x 42’ x 19’2” Mission: Transporting fuels in Alaska Crew size: 8      Propulsion: Engines: (2) Tier 4 GE 8L250MDC, 3,384 hp Bollard pull: 97 short…

Seaway Guardian specifications

   Owner/operator: Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. Builder: Gulf Island Shipyards Designer: Robert Allan Ltd. Dimensions: 118’ x 45’ x 17.5’ Mission: Buoy tending, icebreaking Crew size: 4      Propulsion: Engines: (2) Tier 4 Caterpillar 3516E, 2,682 hp Bollard…

C.D. White specifications

   Owner/operator: E.N. Bisso & Son/Bisso Offshore Builder: Eastern Shipbuilding Group Designer: Robert Allan Ltd. Dimensions: 80’ x 38’ x 13’2” Mission: Ship assist, escort, emergency towing Crew size: 4      Propulsion:  Engines: (2) Tier 4 Caterpillar 3512E, 2,550…

Mazu specifications

   Operator: G&H Towing Co. Owner: Suderman & Young Towing Co. Builder: Gulf Island Shipyards Designer: Robert Allan Ltd. Dimensions: 98’6” x 42’8” x 16’8” Mission: Escort and harbor assist      Propulsion:  Engines: (2) Tier 4 Caterpillar 3516E, 3,386…

Mariner specifications

   Owner/operator: Western Towboat Co. Builder: Western Towboat Co. Designer: Western Towboat Co./KraftMar Design Services/Argonaut Marine Dimensions: 80’ x 32’ x 15’ Mission: Ship and barge assist Crew size: 4 Propulsion: Engines: (2) Tier 3 Caterpillar 3512C, 1,970 hp Bollard…

Capt. Jim McAllister specifications

   Owner/operator: McAllister Towing and Transportation Co. Builder: Eastern Shipbuilding Group Designer: Jensen Maritime Consultants Dimensions: 100’ x 40’ x 16’4” Mission: Ship assist, escort and rescue towing Crew size: 4-6 Propulsion: Engines: (2) Tier 4 Caterpillar 3516E, 3,386 hp…

Jamie Ann specifications

   Owner/operator: Saltchuk/Foss Maritime Builder: Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Designer: Jensen Maritime Consultants Dimensions: 100’ x 40’ x  20’8” Mission: Ship escort and assist Crew size: 8 Propulsion: Engines: (2) Tier 4 MTU Series 4000, 3,433 hp  Bollard pull: 92.36…

Hercules specifications

   Owner/operator: Brusco Tug & Barge/Crowley Maritime Builder: Diversified Marine Designer: Robert Allan Ltd. Dimensions: 82’ x 40’ x 14’ Mission: Ship escort, docking and assist Crew size: 4     Propulsion: Engines: (2) Caterpillar 3516E, 3,004 hp Bollard pull: 88…

Andrew S. specifications

  Owner/operator: Bisso Towboat Co. Builder: Main Iron Works Designer: Bisso Towboat Co./Main Iron Works Dimensions: 100’ x 38’ x 13.5’ Mission: Escort and ship assist Crew size: 4 Propulsion: Engines: (2) Tier 4 Caterpillar 3516E, 3,004 hp  Bollard pull:…

Tug construction rebounding, but hold the champagne

These have been some lean years for a lot of American shipbuilders. But yards that kept the lights on, and their workforce intact, are benefiting from an apparent rebound in new tugboat and towboat construction.

Delta Teresa specifications

Owner/operator: Baydelta Maritime Builder: Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Designer: Jensen Maritime Consultants     Dimensions: 100’ x 40’ x 19’ Mission: Ship escort and assist Crew size: 4      Propulsion: Engines: (2) Tier 3 Cat 3516, 2,650 hp; (2) Marelli…

Ralph/Capt. Robb specifications

Owner/operator: Harbor Docking & Towing Builder: Washburn & Doughty Designer: Washburn & Doughty Dimensions: 93’ x 38’ x 15.5’ Mission: Ship docking and assist Crew size: 4-6      Propulsion: Engines: (2) Tier 4 Cat 3512E, 2,550 hp Electric motors:…

Samantha S. specifications

Owner/operator: Shaver Transportation Co. Builder: Diversified Marine Designer: Jensen Maritime Consultants Dimensions: 112’ x 44’ x 20’ Mission: Ship assist, escort and rescue towing Crew size: 4-6      Propulsion: Engines: (2) Tier 4 GE 12V250, 4,216 hp Bollard pull:…

Mark E. Kuebler specifications

Operator: G&H Towing Co. Owner: Bay-Houston Towing Co. Builder: Gulf Island Shipyards Designer: Robert Allan Ltd. Dimensions: 98’6” x 42’8” x 16’8” Mission: Escort and harbor assist      Propulsion: Engines: (2) Tier 4 Cat 3516E, 3,386 hp Bollard pull:…