Crowley Sells 44-year-old Tug: 'The Fastest in the Puget Sound'
Crowley Marine Services Inc. has sold one of its 7,200BHP Invader series tugs, Hunter, to private buyers in Washington.
The vessel was built in 1976 and was the 21st Invader Class tug constructed for Crowley by McDermott Shipyard in Amelia, La. The tug measures 136.2’ loa x 36.5' beam x 19.2' depth.
Often referred to as the “fastest tug in the Puget Sound” due to its frequent tug race wins at the Seattle Maritime Festival, Hunter is powered by twin EMD 20-645E5 diesels with Falk 4.345:1 gears driving two 132" x 82-88" 5-blade stainless props. Electrical service is provided by two 90kW CAT D3304 gensets.
On deck the towing equipment consists of a double drum Markey TDSDW 36C towing winch capable of spooling two lengths of 2,800' x 2.25" wire. The tankage onboard includes 218,300g of fuel and 10,300g of water.
Marcon International acted as sole broker in the transaction and represents the 124th vessel brokered by Marcon for Crowley Maritime over the last 34 years.