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Hope Services’ 72-ft. Pushboats are a Higman Standard

Hope Services of Dulac, La., have built two more of their popular 72 x 30-ft. pushboats. These two, the eighteenth and nineteenth to the design, are for Higman Towing of Houston, Texas. The first was delivered last May and the second is currently undergoing sea trials for an early August delivery. Each boat is powered by a pair of 12-cylinder Cummins KTA38 M0 engines rated for 850 hp at 1,800 rpm. The engines turn into Twin Disc 540 gears with 6.14:1 reduction. The 73 x 58-in. four-blade stainless propellers are mounted on six-in. stainless shafts. Electrical needs are met by a pair of Cummins 6B series powered 50 kW gen sets. Accommodation on the 1,700 hp tugs is provided for six people in three staterooms with additional space utilized for a washer and dryer. With a molded depth of 10 ft., the hull holds tankage for 20,000 gallons of fuel, 10,000 gallons of potable water and 10,000 gallons of fresh water as well as ballast tanks. Steering and flanking rudders are controlled through an ESI electric controlled hydraulic system. The air engine controls are by Kobelt. A pair of Nabrico electric-over-hydraulic 40 ton deck winches handle the 1.25-in. face wires. Hope services have begun cutting steel for the twentieth vessel in this series and are currently in negotiation on its sale. Cecil Specifications Name Cecil Type Push Boat Builder Hope Services Owner Higman Towing Dimensions 72 x 30 x 10 ft. Main engines Cummins KTA 38 MO Power 850 hp @ 1,800 rpm


Washburn & Doughty Sign Contract with Wilmington Tug

Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine signed a contract to build a 4,200 hp Z-Drive Tug for Wilmington Tug of Wilmington, Delaware. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., this ASD 25/55 Class Tug will measure 80 x 32 ft. and admeasure less than 200 gt. It will be used primarily for ship docking; however, an extended keel will allow for operation as an escort tug in the indirect mode. Wilmington Tug operates five tugs and in 1977 became the first operator in North America


Kirby Marine Orders New Towboats

Kirby Marine has 241 active towboats and 887 active tank barges with a total capacity of 16.4 million barrels. The company’s ongoing repower program that has seen 46 Cummins engines installed to date. More recently the publicly traded corporation has announced plans for two new builds the first of which will be delivered in September 2006. The 90x35x10-foot vessel will be built by Quality Marine of Houma Louisiana to a design by Maine-based naval architect Corning Townsend


Moran To Launch Pushboat

Around the end of June Moran Towing Corp. of New Canaan, Connecticut will launch the Lisa Moran, a new triple screw push boat at the C&G Boatworks yard in Mobile Alabama. This will be the third push boat in the extensive and varied Moran fleet. The firm’s two existing pushboats were repowered with Cummins engines earlier this year. Three Cummins KTA38 M0 mains, each one producing 850 hp at 1800 rpm, will power the 77 x 30-ft. Lisa Moran


W&D Signs Contract with Wilmington Tug

Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine signed a contract to build a 4,200 hp Z-Drive Tug for Wilmington Tug of Wilmington, Delaware. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., this ASD 25/55 Class Tug will measure 80 x32-ft. and admeasure less than 200 gt. It will be used primarily for ship docking; however, an extended keel will allow for operation as an escort tug in the indirect mode. Wilmington Tug operates five tugs and in 1977 became the first operator in North America to


Kallie C. Eymard Begins Work

Eymard Marine put its latest pushboat in the water last August from its Harvey, La. yard. The 70 x 28 x 9.5-ft. boat was finished out alongside the dock for a September delivery. Named the Kallie C. Eymard, the vessel features three Cummins KTA19 M3 engines producing a total of 1,800 hp. Each engine turns into a Twin Disc 5202 gear with a 6:1 ratio and turning 66 x 54-in. four-blade stainless Coolidge propellers from Jefferson Wheel


Deck Machinery

Research Winches for R/V Maria S. Merian Seven special winches were supplied by Hatlapa in December 2003 after being tested and demonstrated in the factory. These winches are intended for the new research vessel Maria S. Merian, which will support the vessel Polarstern during operations in the Arctic. Hatlapa has escorted this project for five years, during which time the design of the winches was formed in close cooperation with the order principal BAW (Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau) and


Tugboat 'Silver' Joins Harley Marine Gulf Fleet

Tugboat Silver: Photo credit Harley Marine Services

This tug was built and delivered by Conrad Industries and is the sister vessel to Harley Marine Gulf’s tug, 'Lightning' (named after well-known cowboy movie '4-legged friends'). Both tugs are equipped with two Cummins K38M Tier II engines, along with Twin Disc MGX5321 reduction gears., while the 'Silver' is powered by two Cummins 85kw generators and is outfitted with Nabrico Hydro Electric winches. Harley Marine say that their commitment and dedication to the environment has been


Where there are American Waters, there is Harley

Photo courtesy of Conrad Shipyard

The maritime community in the United States has watched with interest as Harley Marine Services has expanded from the West Coast to the East and Gulf Coasts and now the Inland Waterways. As with other expansions, carried out by Chairman and CEO Harley Franco, this one, the tenth subsidiary company in the group, includes a significant new-build program. “We had this design for a 75-foot push boat that we were going to build for stock


Harley Marine NY Welcomes New Vessel

Harley Marine NY, a subsidiary of Harley Marine Services, took delivery of the river style push-boat, HMS Justice, from Conrad Shipyard of Morgan City, Louisiana. HMS Justice is the fifth vessel in this class and joins the New York fleet of two tugboats and four double hull petroleum barges. HMS Justice will provide petroleum barge transportation services in New York Harbor. Harley Marine has partnered with Conrad Shipyard to build a series of vessels


News:Blessey Grows Again

This June will see Blessey Marine add yet another push boat to its ever growing fleet. The latest addition will be delivered from the John Bludworth Shipyard in Corpus Christie, Texas. To be named Dane F. Morgan, the new boat, has been built to a design by John L. Bludworth, III


Bollinger Christens 8,000-hp Towboat, Bootsie B

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., with the Riverway Co., Eden Prairie, Minn., christened the M/V Bootsie B., a 188-ft. (57.3 m), 8,000 hp towboat. Bootsie B. is the first such vessel for the Riverway Co., in 25 years. It was christened by Ms. Mary Sutton Becker, granddaughter of Mrs


News: Kody Marine Building For Maryland Marine

"The resurgence in the push boat new-builds for the petro-chemical market has been a pleasant surprise for Cummins Mid-South," says Calvin Klotz Vice-President for Marine Sales. Mid-South currently has engines for a half dozen or more Cummins-powered push-boats on order


Z. David Completes Construction of MV Z Sharon

Deloach Marine Services, LLC, and A & Z Marine, LLC, announced the completion of the “M/V Z Sharon.” Z. David Deloach is the sole owner of Deloach, which provides charter towing service along the GIWW and A & Z, his shipyard located in Port Allen, LA


Not Dead in the Water

While Z-Drive can still be considered a "revolutionary" design trait of today's tugboats, engineers aren't resting on their laurels. New technical standards being introduced are testimony to designers' creativity and imagination; and the functionality is improved, as well.


 
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