Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. launches the OCEANUS for Suderman & Young Towing Company

by Hans | May 11th, 2016

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the Escort Tug OCEANUS for Suderman & Young Towing Company on April 26, 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 vessel is scheduled for delivery later in July 2016. The launch ceremony was held at Eastern’s Nelson Street facility and hosted by Joey D’Isernia, President of Eastern, with employees and guests in attendance. He spoke about the dedication and hard work of all of ESG’s employees, making the series of tugs a success. Father Roy Marien of St. John’s Catholic Church of Panama City blessed the vessel and Eastern’s own, accounting assistant Carol McMillin, had the honor of christening the vessel.

The OCEANUS (ESG Hull #240) is the third of a series of four (4) Z-Tech Class Terminal & Escort Tugs being constructed for Suderman & Young Towing Company. The TRITON (ESG Hull #235), the lead vessel in the series that delivered in December 2015. The second in the series, the NEPTUNE (ESG Hull #237) delivered in March 2016. Eastern is also constructing another identical series of four (4) tugs for Bay Houston Towing Company. G&H Towing Company is the Owners’ onsite Representative and Agent during the engineering, construction and delivery for both Suderman & Young and Bay Houston. 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 OCEANUS Z-Tech 2400 features the following characteristics:
ESG Hull #: H240 – 3rd 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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