Neptune delivered

by Hans | April 21st, 2016

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the delivery of the Escort Tug Neptune (Hull# 237) on March 28, 2016. The Neptune is the second in series of four (4) identical Robert Allan, LTD. (RAL) designed Z-Tech 2400 Class Terminal & Escort Tugs currently under construction for Suderman & Young Towing Company at Eastern’s Nelson Street facility. The Triton (Hull #235), lead vessel of the series, delivered late last year.

Eastern is also constructing four (4) tugs for Bay-Houston Towing Co. G&H Towing Company is the Owners’ onsite representative and agent during the engineering, construction and delivery for both companies Suderman & Young and Bay Houston. G&H Towing Company will operate the vessels for the owners after delivery.

The Neptune a Z-Tech 2400 features the following characteristics:
ESG Hull #: H237; 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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