Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. delivers the H. DOUGLAS M to Bay-Houston Towing Company

by Hans | February 24th, 2016

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the delivery of the Escort Tug H. DOUGLAS M for Bay-Houston Towing Company on February 5th, 2016. This series of Robert Allan, LTD. (RAL) designed Z-Tech 2400 Class Terminal & Escort Tugs is currently under construction at Eastern’s Nelson Street facility. The H. DOUGLAS M (ESG Hull #236) is the first in a series of four (4) Z-Tech Class Terminal & Escort Tugs being constructed for Bay-Houston Towing Company. Eastern is also constructing another identical series of four (4) tugs for Suderman & Young Towing Company. G&H Towing Company is the Owners’ onsite Representative and Agent during the engineering, construction and delivery for both Bay-Houston and Suderman & Young. G&H Towing Company will operate the vessels after delivery.

Robert Allan, LTD (RAL) of Vancouver, B.C. provided the Z-Tech 2400 Class Terminal & Escort Tugs design and engineering. G&H Towing’s fleet currently consists of eight “Z-Tech” tugs in operation. This “Z-Tech” incorporates the latest technology for escort service and ship assist.
The H. DOUGLAS M Z-Tech 2400 features the following characteristics:

ESG Hull #236: 1st Vessel in the Series of 4
Dimensions   (Overall): 80’-0”x 38’-3”x 15’-9”
Total Horsepower: 5,150 HP @ 1,600 RPM
Main Engines:  (2) Caterpillar 3516C (B rating) Tier 3 marine propulsion diesel engines
Main Propulsion: (2) Schottel Model SRP 1215FP in Nozzles Z-Drives
Main Generators:   (2) John Deere 4045AFM85 Tier 3, 99kW 480V @ 1800 RPM marine diesel generator sets
Hawser Winch:   (1) Markey Machinery Fairleader 50HP Electric Hawser Winch, Model DEPCF-48S, 36” wide Drum Mid-drum brake holding capacity 300,000 lbs
Classification:   ABS A1, Towing Vessel, AMS and Escort Service ABS Loadline (SoC), Statement of Compliance
Flag:  United States of America

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