Haden II, the 12th tug for Bay-Houston Towing Company
, was christened in Galveston. Designed in-house in coordination with Schuller & Allan, Inc., the 3,900 bhp tug is designed primarily for ship docking, but also has general towing capabilities
The vessel was built by Main Iron Works
, and will service the ports of Houston and Galveston. Design criteria were developed to enhance the most important functions of the tug's mission: high maneuverability, coupled with maximum bollard pull (thrust).