Gulf Island Delivers Second of 10 Escort Tugs

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 14, 2019

Photo courtesy of Gulf Island

Photo courtesy of Gulf Island

Gulf Island Fabrication has announced that its Shipyard Division has successfully delivered the M/V Ted C. Litton, a Z-Tech 30-80 Terminal/Escort Tug to Suderman & Young Towing Company.

The M/V Ted C. Litton was designed by Robert Allan Ltd of Vancouver, BC. and built at Gulf Island’s, Jennings, Louisiana facilities.  The vessel will be operated by G &H Towing on behalf of Suderman & Young Towing Company.  Gulf Island is currently building nine (8) sister vessels that are at various stages of construction.

The M/V Ted C. Litton has the following characteristics:

  • Dimensions (Overall): 98’6” x 42’8” x 16’5”
  • Total Horsepower:  6,772
  • Main Propulsion: 2 X Caterpillar 3516 E “C Rating” Tier 4, 2 X 3386 @ 1800 rpm
  • Bollard Pull (tugs): 80 Tonnes
  • Z-Drive:  2 X Shottell SRP 510 FP
  • Classification/Certification:  ABS, A1, AMS, Towing Vessel, Escort, FFV1
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