Bay-Houston Towing Buys Tractor Tug

Thursday, February 03, 2005
Bay-Houston Towing Co. announced that it has purchased the tractor tug C-TRACTOR 1 from Alpha Marine Services. The tug, which will be renamed the WILLIAM M, will be based in Corpus Christi, TX.

The WILLIAM M is a true tractor design, with the Ulstein drive units located forward. This allows the twin EMD 16-645 engines to generate 110,000 pounds of bollard pull both ahead and astern. Her design speed is 12 kts. The WILLIAM M is 102’ long, has a beam of 37’, and a working draft of 17’. The tug was built in 1989 at North American Shipbuilding.

The WILLIAM M has considerable fire fighting capability. It can pump 3500 gallons per minute through fore and aft fire fighting monitors. This ability compliments the Port of Corpus Christi fireboat and helps to extend fire protection in the port to Ingleside, La Quinta, and Harbor Island.

Bay-Houston Towing Co. is pleased to be able to add the WILLIAM M to our Corpus Christi fleet. With the addition of the new Z-Tech design tugs, we look forward to continuing to upgrade our fleet in all our ports. Bay-Houston Towing Co. has the youngest fleet of any major tug company on the East and Gulf Coasts of the United States. We provide tugboat service in Houston, Galveston, Texas City, Freeport, and Corpus Christi. We are certified in the Responsible Carrier Program of the American Waterways Operators, and are currently undergoing certification for ISM and ISO 9000.

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