Professional Mariner - American-Tugboat-Review 2019

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:…

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:…