Profile: Marinette Marine Makes Mark with Innovative Tug/Barge Units

Thursday, May 15, 2003

With the pending need to replace many single hull tankers in the U.S. in the coming years, The Manitowoc Company, Inc. showed the depth of its capabilities with the delivery of the 127-ft. tug, Ocean Reliance, the first of two tugs built at Manitowoc's Marinette Marine subsidiary. Ocean Reliance and sister tug Coastal Reliance are mated with 155,000-barrel, double-hulled petroleum barges, which were built at Manitowoc's Bay Shipbuilding subsidiary, for VMS, a Crowley Maritime subsidiary. Ocean Reliance is powered by 9,280-hp engines and is equipped with an Intercon coupling system that will link the ocean-class tug with its 512-ft. barge. Both tug/barge units are fully compliant with the provisions of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA '90), which mandates that any vessel carrying crude oil or refined petroleum products in U.S. waters must be double-hulled. Both of Vessel Management's new tug/barge units will operate in the Pacific Northwest and are among the largest and most-sophisticated vessels of their type ever constructed in the U.S. Tom Byrne, president of Manitowoc Marine Group, said at the time of the launching: "These vessels continue the long, proud tradition of shipbuilding that launched The Manitowoc Company 100 years ago. This century of success stems from working closely with our customers to assure that they get the high-quality vessels they need. Always on time and always on budget is the formula that guides us everyday in all that we do."

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Bollinger Fourchon: 13 Years Without a Lost Time Accident

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced that their Bollinger Fourchon, L.L.C. facility has worked 13 years without a lost time accident. Building on a philosophy that starts at the top,

Regulations Threaten Superyacht Innovation

To increase innovation within the superyacht industry, designers need to work with flag states, classification societies and naval architects to ensure regulations are workable, as said by experts.

News Flash! Greek Shipowners Prefer Bulkers

The buying interest from Greek ship owners is focused on bulkers to an increasing extent, BIMCO said. Data from VesselsValue.com reveal that Greek owners were at

Patrol Boats

S.Korea Ferry Boss's Driver Turns Self In

The driver of a South Korean businessman wanted over the sinking of a ferry that killed 304 people turned himself in on Tuesday, potentially unlocking the mystery

Gondan to Build Spanish Patrol Boats

Gondan Shipyard has recently signed a contract with the Guardia Civil, Spain’s Civil Guard, for the building of two patrol boats. The aluminum and fiber (PRFV ) vessels will measure 20.

Coast Guard Responds to Grounded Freighter in Lake St. Clair

The Coast Guard has responded Sunday to a 656-foot freighter that was hard aground in the downbound shipping channel of Lake St. Clair. Initial reports indicate

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1570 sec (6 req/sec)