Professional Mariner - American-Tugboat-Review 2017

Trident specifications

Owner/Operator: Seabulk Towing Builder: Master Boat Builders Designer: Robert Allan Ltd. Dimensions: 98.5’ x 43.5’ x 18.5’ Crew size: 4 to 6 Delivery date: 2017 Propulsion Engines: (3) Caterpillar 3512C Tier 3 diesels producing 1,911 hp each at 1,600 rpm…

Earl W. Redd specifications

Owner/operator: Harley Marine Services Builder: Diversified Marine Designer: Jensen Maritime Consultants Dimensions: 120’ x 35’ x 19’ Mission: Ocean towing, ship assist, salvage towing Crew size: Up to 13      Propulsion Engines: (2) Caterpillar 3516E Tier 4 engines each…

McAllister solidifies fleet with new Tier 4 tugs

McAllister Towing and Transportation decided to build Capt. Brian A. McAllister, the most powerful docking and escort tug in its fleet, to handle big containerships expected in East Coast ports following the recent expansion of the Panama Canal.

Capt. Brian A. McAllister/Rosemary McAllister specifications

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 bhp each…

Caden Foss specifications

Owner/operator: Vessel Chartering LLC/Foss Maritime Builder: JT Marine Designer: Jensen Maritime Consultants/Vessel Chartering LLC Dimensions: 110’ x 40’ x 18’ Mission: Ocean towing, ship assist, salvage towing Crew size: 4-5 escort, up to 10 ocean towing in five cabins Delivery:…

Fishing Creek specifications

Owner/operator: Vane Brothers Builder: Chesapeake Shipbuilding Designer: Frank Basile, Entech Designs Dimensions: 94’ x 32’ x 15’ with a 12.5’ draft Mission: Ocean towing of fuel and bunkering barges Crew size: 5-7      Propulsion Engines: (2) Caterpillar 3512C Tier…

Cleveland specifications

Owner/operator: Great Lakes Towing Co. Builder: Great Lakes Shipyard Designer: Damen Shipyards Group Engineering: Genoa Design International Ltd. Dimensions: 64’ x 24 ’x 11’ Mission: Ship handling, ice breaking, harbor and coastal towing Crew size: 2 for harbor work; accommodations…

Clayton W. Moran specifications

Owner/operator: Moran Towing Corp. Builder: Washburn & Doughty Designer: Washburn & Doughty Dimensions: 93’ x 38’ x 15.5’ Mission: Ship assist, escort and docking Crew size: 4-6 Propulsion Engines: (2) EMD 12-710 mains each producing 3,000 hp Bollard pull: 80…

Petchem tug turning heads in busy Florida port

With larger ships now calling in at many East Coast ports, tugboat operators have responded by building more powerful azimuthing stern drive (ASD) tugboats that are more capable of safely docking, undocking and escorting the massive vessels.

Christine S specifications

Owner/operator: Petchem Inc. Builder: Gulf Coast Steel Designer: Farrell & Norton Naval Architects Dimensions: 80’ x 34’ x 15’ with 15.5’ draft Mission: Ship escort and docking Crew size: 3      Propulsion Engines: (2) 2,500-hp Cummins QSK60 Tier 3…

Douglas B. Mackie specifications

Owner/operator: Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. Builder: Eastern Shipbuilding Group Designer: Ocean Tug/Barge Engineering, Ship Architects Dimensions: 158.4’ x 52’ x 27.3’ (draft) Mission: Dual-mode ATB tug, power unit for trailing suction hopper dredge barge Crew size: 26 Propulsion…

Ellis Island specifications

Owner/operator: Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. Builder: Eastern Shipbuilding Group Designer: Ocean Tug/Barge Engineering, Bay Engineering Inc. Dimensions: 433’ x 92’ x 36’ (depth) Mission: ATB trailing suction hopper dredge barge, 14,788 cubic yard capacity Crew size: N/A   …

New workboat replaces venerable NASSCO yard tug

When it came time to replace the venerable Mr. Ed, a yard tug that has served General Dynamics NASSCO for more than 35 years, there was no need to reinvent a proven performer — a couple of tweaks here, an equipment upgrade there and cleaner-burning engines filled the bill.

Workboat 38 specifications

Owner/operator: General Dynamics NASSCO Builder: Marine Group Boat Works Designer: Jensen Maritime Consultants Dimensions: 38’ x 15’ x 5.5’ Mission: Harbor towing Crew size: 2      Propulsion Engines: (2) Cummins QSL9M, 405 hp each Bollard pull: 16,000 pounds Vessel…

Independent specifications

Owner/operator: Marine Towing of Tampa Builder: Washburn & Doughty Designer: Washburn & Doughty Dimensions: 93’ x 38’ x 17’ Mission: Ship assist and docking Crew size: 4-6      Propulsion Engines: (2) Caterpillar 3516C mains producing 2,500 hp each Bollard…