Bisso Offshore Orders New Tugs from Eastern
Estern Shipbuilding Group announced it has signed a new contract with Bisso Offshore, LLC for the construction of two Robert Allan Ltd. RApport 2400 Ship Handing Tugs with escort capability. The deal was signed on May 31, 2018.
Bisso Offshore is one of Eastern’s long term customers and has taken delivery of four previous modern Z-drive tugs from Eastern since 2006.
These two new Robert Allan RApport 2400 design tugs have been customized by the designer and owner to provide specific operational features while also meeting new EPA Tier 4 and USCG Sub-M requirements.
Joey D’Isernia, President of Eastern Shipbuilding Group, said, “We are honored to be working with our friends at E.N. Bisso once again on this exciting project. E.N. Bisso is a valued repeat customer for us and we appreciate being selected to build this latest class of ship handling tugs. We look forward to working with the E.N. Bisso team on another successful project.”
Bisso Offshore, a division of E.N. Bisso & Son currently has a tug fleet of 18 vessels featuring a blend of seven modern tractor-class/equivalent tugs along with conventional twin screw tugs.
RApport 2400 Ship Handling Tugs characteristics:
Dimensions (Molded): 80’-0 x 38’-0 x 13’-2”
Fuel Oil: 28,000 USG
DEF/Urea: (2) x 850 USG
Potable Water: 8,750 USG
Total Horsepower: (2) x 2,549 HP @ 1,800 RPM
Bollard Pull (Predicted): 63 Metric Tons
Main Engines: (2) LA CAT, Caterpillar 3512E Tier 4 EPA/IMO III marine propulsion diesel engines
Main Propulsion: (2) Rolls Royce US205 P20 Z-Drives
Main Generators: (2) Kennedy Engines Co. John Deere 4045AFM85 Tier 3 EPA certified Marine Auxiliary Diesel Generator Set, each rated at 99kW @ 1,800 RPM
Firefighting: (1) Counterfire ES-125-400, 1,500 gpm at 100 psi, diesel engine driven and 4” Stang remote controlled fire monitor
Hawser Winch: (1) Markey Machinery, Inc. Model DEPCF-42 HS, Single Drum 40HP, Render/Recovery, Line Tension Display, Electric Escort Hawser Winch
Capstan: (1) Markey Machinery, Inc. CEPB-40 5HP Bitt Capstan
Tow Hook: (1) Washington Chain & Supply 90 Ton SWL tow hook, electric-air remote control, manual or remote release.
Regulatory: USCG Sub-M, COI, Designed and Built to ABS Class but not classed under ABS
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