In early December 2015 Eastern Shipbuilding Group delivered the Escort Tug TRITON for Suderman & Young Towing Company. These series of Robert Allan, LTD. (RAL) designed Z-Tech 2400 Class Terminal & Escort Tugs are currently under construction at Eastern’s Nelson Street facility. TRITON (Hull #235) is the first of a series four (4) Z-Tech Class Terminal & Escort Tugs being constructed for Suderman & Young Towing Company. Eastern is also building another identical series of four (4) tugs for Bay-Houston Towing Company. G&H Towing Company is the Owners’ onsite Representative and Agent during the engineering, construction and delivery for both Suderman & Young and Bay Houston. G&H Towing Company will operate the vessels after delivery.
Robert Allan, LTD (RAL) of Vancouver, B.C. provided the Z-Tech 2400 Class Terminal & Escort Tugs design and engineering. G&H Towing's fleet currently consists of eight “Z-Tech” tugs in operation. This “Z-Tech” incorporates the latest technology for escort service and ship assist.
TRITON Z-Tech 2400 Main Particulars
Length, o.a. 80 ft.
Breadth 38.25 ft.
Depth 15.75 ft.
Total HP 5,150 HP @ 1,600 RPM
Main Engines 2 x Caterpillar 3516C (B rating) Tier 3 marine propulsion diesel engines
Main Propulsion 2 x Schottel Model SRP 1215FP in Nozzles Z-Drives
Main Generators 2 x John Deere 4045AFM85 Tier 3, 99kW 480V @ 1800 RPM marine diesel generator sets
Hawser Winch, Model DEPCF-48S, 36” wide Drum Mid-drum brake holding capacity 300,000 lbs
Classification ABS A1, Towing Vessel, AMS and Escort Service
ABS Loadline (SoC), Statement of Compliance