Gulf Island Delivers Terminal/Escort Tug to Bay Houston Towing

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 3, 2019

Image Credit: Gulf Island Fabrication

Image Credit: Gulf Island Fabrication

Gulf Island Fabrication announced that its Shipyard Division has successfully delivered the M/V Mark E. Kuebler, a Z-Tech 30-80 Terminal/Escort Tug to Bay Houston Towing Company.

The M/V Mark E. Kuebler 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 Bay Houston Towing Company. Gulf Island is currently building nine (9) sister vessels that are at various stages of construction.

The M/V Mark E. Kuebler 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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