JANUARY 9, 2019– Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle- based marine design as well as aquatic design firm, has actually given the comprehensive layout for the first 4, with a choice for 6 extra, tractor tugboats gotten at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders by Foss Maritime (see earlier story).
The 90-ton bollard draw yanks are based upon Jensen’s prominent Valor tugboat layout, 9 of whic have actually been effectively developed as well as released to day with an added 5 under design/construction.
Once provided, the Foss pulls will certainly offer along the UNITED STATE West Coast.
These 100-foot by 40-foot pulls are multi-functional to offer ship aid as well as companion capacities in addition to towing. Additionally, the pulls are being developed to EPA Tier IV exhausts criteria.
Powered by double Z-drive propulsion devices, the pulls will certainly appropriate for overseas solution, ship aid, companion, handling as well as docking. They include a huge gas ability for lengthy journeys, comfy staff lodgings as well as a sizable engine area in addition to a support windlass as well as chain storage locker, as well as a Markey TES-40 winch.
Additionally, Jensen developed the pulls with a few of one of the most sophisticated safety and security attributes in the market, consisting of a 900 GPM fire pump as well as screen, which will certainly be powered from an on-board generator.
The pulls will certainly be Subchapter M certified.
“Jensen continues to be a leading designer of multi-functional Tier IV tugboats for the American shipbuilding industry,” stated Bryan Nichols, supervisor, service advancement,Jensen “In addition to this particular sized tug, we have multiple build-ready designs available, ranging in size from 74 feet up to 110 feet for anyone looking to upgrade or expand their fleet for a variety of nearshore or offshore capabilities.”