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 pull: 55 tons 
  • Vessel speed: 13 knots
  • Propellers: 80” Nautican 3-blade skewed props
  • Thrusters: (2) Schottel SRP 1215 with Nautican nozzles
  • Auxiliary generators: (2) 75-kW John Deere, Tier 3

Deck equipment:

  • Bow winch: DMT Marine Equipment 011-H350kN single-drum ship-handling winch, 40-ton line pull
  • Stern winch: Western Towboat-built single-drum winch; 1800’ of 1.75” galvanized tow wire; 200’ of 2.5” Plasma line
  • Auxiliary stern winch: Pullmaster M50, 25-ton line pull; 150’ of 2.5” Plasma line
  • Tow pins: (2) Western Towboat-built hydraulic stainless units
  • Cordage: 500’ of 2.5” Cortland Plasma line
  • Fendering: Schuyler Companies; Shibata

Navigation gear:

  • Radar: (1) Furuno NavNet TZtouch2; (1) Furuno FAR-1426
  • GPS: (2) Furuno GP33
  • BNWAS: (1) Furuno BR-500
  • Compass: Ritchie AIS: (1) Furuno FA170
  • E-nav software: Rose Point Navigation Systems; Furuno NavNet TZtouch2
  • Autopilot: Simrad AP70 Mk2 with GC80 Gyro System

Communications:

  • Radio: (3) Raymarine Ray73

Capacities:

  • Fuel: 30,000 gallons
  • Water: 4,500 gallons
  • Lube oil: 900 gallons

Firefighting:

  • Pumps: Cascade Machinery 2.5” deck hose, 150 gpm
  • Onboard fire suppression systems: Kidde CO2
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