American Tugboat Review

Judy Moran specifications

Operator: Moran Towing Co. Builder: Washburn & Doughty Designer: Washburn & Doughty Dimensions: 93’ x 38’ x 16.5’ Mission: Ship docking and escort Crew size: 4; berthing for 6      Propulsion: Engines: (2) Tier 4 Caterpillar 3516E, 3,386 hp…

Ohio/Michigan specifications

Owner/operator: Great Lakes Towing Co. Builder: Great Lakes Shipyard Designer: Damen Shipyards Group Dimensions: 64’ x 24’ x 11’ Mission: Harbor work, ship assist, icebreaking Crew size: 2      Propulsion: Engines: (2) Tier 3 MTU 8V 4000, 1,000 hp…

Apache specifications

Owner/operator: Sause Brothers Builder: Diversified Marine Designer: Sause Brothers Dimensions: 128’ x 35’ x 17.5’ Mission: Ocean towing Crew size: Berthing for 9      Propulsion: Engines: (2) Tier 3 MTU 16V 4000 M64, 2,000 hp Bollard pull: 65 tons…

Kapena class specifications

Owner/operator: Young Brothers Builder: Conrad Shipyard Designer: Damen Shipyards Group Dimensions: 123’2” x 36.5’ x 15’9” Mission: Ocean towing Crew size: 6      Propulsion: Engines: (2) Tier 4 GE 8L250 MDC, 3,017 hp Bollard pull: 80 metric tons (est.)…

Rosemary & Ava M. McAllister specifications

ROSEMARY MCALLISTER Owner/operator: McAllister Towing and Transportation Co. Builder: Horizon Shipbuilding Designer: Jensen Maritime Consultants Dimensions: 100’ x 40’ x 18’ Mission: Assist, escort and rescue Crew size: Up to 7 Propulsion: Engines: (2) Caterpillar 3516E Tier 4 diesels, 3,386…

Josephine/Kristy Ann specifications

Owner/operator: Reinauer Transportation Co. Builder: Senesco Marine Designer: Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Dimensions: 106’ x 32’ x 18’ Mission: Pushing petroleum/chemical barges Crew size: 7      Propulsion: Engines: (2) GE 6L250, 2,200 hp at 900 rpm Vessel speed:…

Ocean Defiant specifications

Owner/operator: Mercury Transport Inc. Builder: Sylte Shipyard Ltd. Designer: A.G. McIlwain Ltd. Dimensions: 58’11” x 25’6” x 13’ Mission: Barge towing Crew size: 4      Propulsion: Engines: (2) MTU 12V 2000 M61, 810 hp Bollard pull: 25 tons (est.)…

Brian Boudreaux specifications

Owner/operator: Florida Marine Transporters Builder: Eastern Shipbuilding Group Designer: Gilbert Associates Inc. Dimensions: 90’ x 32’ x 10.5’ Mission: Pushing barges Crew size: 6      Propulsion: Engines: (2) Tier 3 Cat 3512C, 1,500 hp Propellers: Sound Propeller Services 84”…

Karl E. Johnson specifications

Owner/operator: Southern Illinois Transfer Builder: Barbour JB Shipyard Designer: Southern Illinois Transfer/Barbour JB Shipyard; engineering by Sterling Marine Dimensions: 68’ x 28’ x 9’6” Crew size: 3      Propulsion: Engines: (2) 750-hp Cummins QSK19 Isolation mounts: Christie & Grey…

Notable newbuilds

A review of some of the noteworthy vessels delivered by U.S. shipyards within the last year.

Triton specifications

Owner/operator: Seabulk Towing Builder: Master Boat Builders Designer: Robert Allan Ltd. Dimensions: 98.5’ x 43.5’ x 18.5’ Mission: Escort and assist duties Crew size: 4 to 6        Propulsion: Engines: (3) Cat 3512C generating 1,911 bhp at 1,600…