Harley Marine NY, a subsidiary of Harley Marine Services, took delivery of the river style push-boat, HMS Justice, from Conrad Shipyard of Morgan City, Louisiana. HMS Justice is the fifth vessel in this class and joins the New York fleet of two tugboats and four double hull petroleum barges. HMS Justice will provide petroleum barge transportation services in New York Harbor.
Harley Marine has partnered with Conrad Shipyard to build a series of vessels. "The HMS Justice is a quality built vessel, a testament to the craftsmanship and skill of the shipyard. We look forward to a long relationship with Conrad with more vessels to come in the near future", reports Jonathan Mendes, interim General Manager of Harley Marine NY. Four of the vessels in this class, the Alamo, Fury, Silver and Stardust, are employed in the Harley Marine Gulf fleet. The vessels are each 75 feet in length, have a 29 foot 9 inch beam and a depth of 9 feet and 11 inches. The vessel is equipped with Cummins engines producing 2,000 horsepower, Cummins auxiliaries and Nabrico Hydro Electric winches. Her design is well suited for the demands of harbor service with its "flanking rudder" technology.
Mendes said, "The HMS Justice is a welcome addition to our growing New York operation. She will enhance our local business while servicing customers safely, reliably, efficiently and responsibly." HMS Justice represents Harley Marine's continued efforts of building sustainable vessels that will provide a better, greener future for generations to come.