New Tug Features Innovative Equipment

Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Markey Machinery Company, Inc. of Seattle, WA, specialty manufacturers of Electric Ship-Assist & Escort Winches, recently demonstrated their continued commitment to innovative design by developing a unique new Electric Bow Ship-Assist & Escort Winch and a Electric Stern General Purpose Deck Winch for Foss Maritime, in response to their particular application-requirements for the new 5,000 HP ASD Tug "Morgan Foss" constructed at Foss Maritime's Rainier Shipyard. The type DEPGF-42 Electric Ship-Assist & Escort Winch installed on the bow features a 75 HP electric-motor drive, a drum sized for over 500 feet of 8" soft-line, a level-wind fairleader, and an auxiliary warping-head of 24" diameter. The high-capacity drum brake will hold well over 400,000 lbs. Markey also outfitted this winch-system with its proven Line-Tension Display System which shows the operator the tension in the line while the drum brake is set. As has become standard on all Markey Winches for this service, this winch includes Markey's proven Render-Recover Mode capability which allows the Captain to operate the Winch in a "hands-free" manner. This new tug is also outfitted with a new-design Markey type DEPC-32 20 HP Electric Deck-Winch on the stern, with a drum to hold 250 feet of 6.5" soft-line, and with a high-capacity drum brake rated to hold over 200,000 lbs.

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