Crowley building new 55,000-bbl. ATB for Alaska

Crowley Fuels has signed construction contracts to build a 55,000-bbl., articulated tug-barge (ATB) that is specifically designed to serve the Western Alaska market with delivery of clean fuel products.

The 410′ ATB will have enhanced performance features for the demanding river and sea conditions of Western Alaska. The area depends on safe and reliable marine delivery services during the short open-water season.

Master Boat Builders, Bayou La Batre, Ala., will build the tug and Gunderson Marine L...

Island Tug and Barge takes delivery of another new ATB tug

British Columbia based Island Tug and Barge (ITB), a subsidiary of Tidewater Canada, christened the second of its new 24mx12.5m (79’x41′) custom-built, state-of-the-art articulated tugs, the Island Regent, during a ceremony on June 20 at its headquarters in Burnaby.

The Island Regent was designed by acclaimed Robert Allan Ltd. naval architects and marine engineers, Vancouver, British Columbia, and will be paired with ITB’s double-hulled oil tank barge, the ITB Reliant, as an articulated tug and...

Conrad delivers ATB to Vane Brothers

The 110'x38' 4,400-hp ATB tug Wachapreague. Conrad Shipyard photo

Morgan City, La.-based Conrad Shipyard has delivered its third of a new class of articulated tug-barges to Vane Brothers Company, Baltimore.

The ATB is made up of the 110’x38′ 4,400-hp tug Wachapreague and 403’x74’x32′, 80,000-bbl. barge Double Skin 803. The ATB is linked with a Beacon Finland JAK 700 coupling system. The barge is equipped with bow thrusters and thermal heaters for its cargo of asphalt. The has a design draft of 15’4″ and is powered by two 2,200-hp Cummins QSK60M, Tier 3...

Master Boat Builders delivers another ATB tug to Kirby

New 109' ATB tug was built at Master Boat Builders for Kirby Offshore. Ken Hocke photo

Master Boat Builders, Bayou La Batre, Ala., has delivered the new 109’x36’x18’3″ ATB tug Cape Lookout to Kirby Offshore Marine, Houston.

Designed by Guarino & Cox, Covington, La., the Cape Lookout, which has a steel hull and an aluminum tower, is powered by a pair of Tier 4 Caterpillar 3516E diesel engines, each producing 2,501 hp at 1,600 rpm. The Cats connect to 120″x78″, 5-bladed stainless-steel Hung Shin wheels through Reintjes WAF 1173 marine gears with 7.429:1 reduction ratios. The...

Island Tug and Barge delivers ATB tug to itself

Constructed on-site at ITB’s Annacis Island facility along the Fraser River in British Columbia, the Island Raider was designed with considerable emphasis on crew comfort and endurance. ITB photo

The 78.7’x41′ Island Raider, which is the newest articulating tug in Island Tug and Barge’s (ITB) fleet, was christened Friday, Sept. 28, during an afternoon ceremony at ITB’s headquarters in Burnaby, British Columbia.

After Reverend Mark Schwab from St. Stephen’s Church delivered a blessing, Beth Vandemoor, ITB’s payroll/invoice manager and longtime employee, broke a champagne bottle over the vessel’s hull while a group of ITB and Tidewater Canada Inc. employees, vendor representatives, and...

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