Tugboat Oyster Creek Launched

Monday, September 27, 2010

Chesapeake Shipbuilding announced that it launched the new tugboat Oyster Creek. The Oyster Creek is the fifth of six tugboats that Chesapeake is building for Vane Brothers of Baltimore, Md. The launching went perfectly and the tug will now go into its outfitting stages. The day before the launching, the Oyster Creek was moved from its indoor fabrication facility to the launch ways. Each of the six tugs are 94 ft long and have a 32 ft beam. They are equipped with a single drum hydraulic winch from JonRie of New Jersey and twin Caterpillar 3512 main engines capable of producing a combined 3,000 horsepower.
 

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