McAllister Towing and Transportation Co.
has ordered two new 5,000 hp tugs scheduled for delivery this year. The first vessel, which will be named Janet M. McAllister
, is scheduled for a spring delivery; the second vessel, Vicki M. McAllister will
hit the water this summer.
Designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants of Seattle, Wash., the tugs are being built to ABS classification standards by Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, Fla. Measuring 98 ft. (29.8 m), each will boast the newest technology available and will be equipped with two EMD engines and two Schottel drives - designed to produce a bollard pull up to 60 tons. Fire pump equipment will be supplied by Detroit Diesel at 1,800 rpm to Goulds eight by 10 in. pump, producint 3,000 gpm delivered to two fire monitors, each with 1,500 gallons. Each tug will also be equipped with two NETEC winches holding 475 in. of 10 in. circumference line.