Jensen Designing Tenth McCallister Tugboat

Press Release
Friday, July 20, 2012
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Vessel is third in series and first Tier lll tugboat in the McAllister Fleet

Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime Corporation company, recently began designing a new vessel, the Eric M. McAllister, a 5,150 horsepower, twin Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tugboat, for McAllister Towing.

This vessel, which will be built by Senesco Marine LLC of North Kingstown, R.I., will be the tenth Jensen-designed and first Tier 3 tugboat in McAllister’s fleet.

The tug will be the third in a series of similar Jensen-designed McAllister tugboats, following the Andrew McAllisterand & Rosemary McAllister, both built in 2008, but it will be operated in the New Bedford, Mass., area, where it will primarily perform ship escort work in Buzzards Bay, Mass.

At 96 feet in length and 34 feet in width, the Eric M. McAllister will be powered by two, Caterpillar 3516CHD Tier 3 engines and two Schottel 1215 Z drives. The package will provide an estimated running speed of 12 knots and a bollard pull of 67 tons.

Additionally, the tug’s firefighting system will produce 11,967 gallons per minute through a pair of FFS 1200LB remotely controlled monitors. The water is delivered through a single FFS SFD 300-400 pump powered by a Caterpillar C32 engine. The monitors will have a 1,500 gallon tank, foam capability and a deluge system.

Towing machinery includes a JonRie 250 Escort winch with full render/recover on the bow and a JonRie 512 Tow winch with a spool capacity of 2,100 ft. of 2 ¼” wire on the stern.

The tugboat is expected to be delivered in mid-2013.


 


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