Washburn & Doughty Sign Contract with Wilmington Tug

Monday, April 23, 2001

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 to operate a Z-Drive Tug. Wilmington Tug’s newest vessel will be the ninth Z-Drive Tug built by Washburn & Doughty since Fort Bragg was constructed for Cape Fear Towing in 1998.Two Detroit Diesel model 12V4000 main engines rated at 2,100 hp at 1,800 rpm will power the vessel. The engines will drive modular Rolls Royce Ulstein 1350H Z-Drives that will be removable through soft patches in the aft deck.

The main engines will be keel cooled with Fernstrum gridcoolers. The vessel will have a 20,000-gallon fuel oil capacity, a 250-gallon lube oil capacity, and a 1,200-gallon fresh water capacity.

On the foredeck, the tug will feature a Timberland model A180-1-60EVC hawser winch. Aft there will be two Nabrico model 60-11 barge winches and a Burrard vertical capstan.

The vessel’s pilothouse boasts full-length windows (three of which are heated), which will provide excellent visibility both high and low. Fendering will consist of soft loop on the bow and stern; two courses of square loop with 33-in. aircraft tires mounted between the courses on the sides; and a 12-in. square fender on the stem below the bow pods. A Microphor M-40 sewage treatment plant will be installed in the engine room. Delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter, 2001.

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

Workboats

Shipbuilding: Vigor Industrial Grows Stronger

Vigor Industrial has ballooned from a modest shipyard in Portland, Oregon, to the largest shipbuilder in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Vigor increasingly thinks big and builds big.

Update: Spill Response Continues in Miami

U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers are responding to a fuel spill in the vicinity of Government Cut in Miami Wednesday, following a leak discovered aboard the 95-foot tug Neptune Tuesday night.

Damen Launches Kuwait Oil Company’s New Tug

First of 14 ASD Tugs launched at Damen Shipyards Galati The Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC) new ASD Tug 3212 was launched end of March at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.0922 sec (11 req/sec)