The Great Lakes Towing Company said
it has repositioned its Tug Huron to Duluth, Minn. on Monday, January 2, 2017 to enhance capabilities for icebreaking, harbor assist and other services essential to commercial shipping in the Duluth-Superior region.
The Tug Huron’s first icebreaking operation of 2017 took place late Wednesday evening, January 4 when she assisted longstanding customer, Canada Steamship
Lines M/V Thunder Bay in the Port of Duluth.
In addition to Huron, the Towing Company’s harbor fleet in Duluth now includes to Tugs Arkansas
, Kentucky and North Carolina, giving the fleet “fresh legs” for further upcoming icebreaking operations.
The Towing Company said it plans to bring two more former YTBs into service during 2017, to be stationed in other ports where ice breaking services are normally required.
ABS Load Line
Main Engines: Fairbanks Morse 38D-8-1/8X10
Propeller: Single Screw, 4-blade, 144” x 89”
Firefighting: 2,000 GPM Diesel Pump, with (2) Monitors @ 1,500 gal each