TradeWinds Adds Tug to Fleet

Thursday, January 20, 2011
Photo courtesy TradeWinds Towing

TradeWinds Towing announced the addition of the former Seabulk tug "Challenger" to its fleet. This 3,800 bhp tug with nozzles is presently on an endurance tow to southern Chile. The Challenger and 300-ft x 100-ft heavy deck barge, Marmac 300, (in ballast) will come free in early February in southern Chile. This equipment is available to pick up cargo from the west coast of South, Central or North America. Tug Challenger will then come free in the U.S. Gulf in the first half of March.

Particulars:
Year built    1976 Allied Shipyard
Hull and Machinery    ABS Class + A1 Towing Service + AMS Official # 576417 IMO # 7600378
Radio Call Sign    WDP 2241

Propulsion:
Main Engine    2x Caterpiller 3516
Horsepower    3,800 HP
Bollard Pull    90,000 lbs ( 45.0 Tons)
Marine Gears     2 x Reintjes 6.8:1
Propellers    Four-blade stainless steel
Kort Nozzles
Tug has Shaft Brakes Towing

Equipment:
Winch    Intercon DD200 Double Drum 2000’ w/ 2” wire (51mm) Port & 1800’ of 2” Starb
Towing Hawser    Full complement, various sizes
Towing Gear    Towing Shackles, Wire bridles, Portable running lights Bow Capstan for barge handling

Dimensions:
Length, o.a.    110 ft
Breadth    31 ft
Draft    13.5 ft
GRT Domestic    196 tons
GRT Int’l    344 tons
Range    32 days / towing / 60 days utility work
Berthing    6 cabins, 10 berths

Tankage:
Diesel    86,000 gal or 280 MT
Lube Oil    1,650 gal
Potable Water    12,000 gal

Radio, Navigation, Etc.:
Equipped with modern electronics & alarm systems, Full GMDSS system, Gyro Compass, ECDIS, Satellite Phone and email
Firefighting System    Two 2.5 x 65 feet fire hoses, Fixed CO2 system for machinery space
Salvage Gear    Diesel Pumps: 2 x 3” Diesel trash pumps Welding machine, 2 Line-Throwing Guns

US Flag / Jones Act Towing Vessel

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