VT Halter Marine, Inc. delivered the 112-ft. ATB Offshore Tug, Evening Star, for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., a tug similar to others built for Bouchard in previous years by Halter Marine. Measuring 112 x 35 x 17 ft., the 4,000-hp tug is classed by ABS as A1 Towing Vessel, Dual Mode, and is equipped with an Intercon Coupler System. Construction of the vessel began in June 2011 at VT Halter Marine’s Moss Point Marine facility in Escatawpa, Miss. Upon delivery, the Evening Star will enter into Bouchard’s fleet service in New York, N.Y.
“Bouchard Transportation Co, Inc. is pleased to have taken delivery of another well built VT Halter Marine tug boat,” Morton S. BOUCHARD III, President/CEO, Bouchard Transportation, in a prepared statement. “Bouchard enjoys a 30-year-old relationship with Halter, who has continuously built vessels that meet and exceed Bouchard standards. The Evening Star will be pinned to the newly built B.No.250 and operate on the East Coast. Bouchard looks forward to future successful building programs with VT Halter Marine in the near future.”