C&C Marine delivers second towboat in series to Kirby

The 170-foot Bowling Green provides 6,600 hp from three Cummins main engines

(BELLE CHASSE, La.) — C&C Marine and Repair has delivered Bowling Green, the second in a three-boat series, to Kirby Inland Marine. The towboat was delivered just six months after the first vessel in the series.

The triple-screw, 6,600-hp vessel measures 170 feet by 50 feet, with the pilothouse eyeline measuring 39 feet 3 inches. Bowling Green was designed by CT Marine of  Portland, Maine. The towboat features three Cummins QSK60-M main engines, provided by Cummins Mid-South, that are paired with Reintjes WAF 1173 H/V reduction gears provided by Karl Senner LLC. Service power is provided by three Cummins QSM11-DM, 275-kW generators, and the conventional steering system HPU was provided by EMI Marine.

The towboat is outfitted with three 100-inch-diameter, stainless-steel fixed-pitch propellers provided by Sound Propeller Systems, and it features double steering rudder system. The accommodations include 12 beds (11 crew plus one guest), and the vessel has a floating spring-mounted superstructure for additional crew comfort.

— C&C Marine and Repair

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Categories: Shipbuilding, Tugboats & Towing