Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. said it has delivered the last of four newly built inland river towboats to IWL River, Inc., one of the builder’s newest clients.
The four new towboats – Impala Soledad, Impala Salgar, Impala Mompox and Impala Cantagallo – will service the inland waterways of Latin America
for Impala Terminals. Impala owns and operates a network of terminals that facilitate global trade flows, specializing in warehousing, multi-modal logistics and related port services for essential commodities worldwide.
This series of CT Marine designed 134 ft. inland river service towboats are triple screw with retractable pilothouses. All four towboats were constructed, outfitted and delivered at Eastern’s Allanton, Fla. facility.
Dufour, Laskey & Strouse, Inc. represented the owner and provided on-site management team throughout the builds.
ESG Hulls #243-246
Launch Date, Delivery Date:
-Impala Soledad (243): 6/10/2016, 11/11/2016
-Impala Salgar (244): 8/2/2016, 12/29/2016
-Impala Mompox (245): 10/24/2016, 3/24/2017
-Impala Cantagallo (246): 12/14/2016, 5/24/2017
Length (LOA): 134’
Minimal Operational Draft: 6’
Pilothouse Eyelevel (above waterline): 37’-6”
Pilothouse Eyelevel (above waterline) retracted: 25’-4”
Minimum Bridge Clearance at 6’ Draft: 30’
Classification: ABS +A1, Towing Vessel, River Service, +AMS, ABCU