Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. delivers the Escort Tug OCEANUS to Suderman & Young Towing

by Hans | August 23rd, 2016

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the delivery of the Escort Tug OCEANUS (Hull# 240) on July 29, 2016. The OCEANUS is the third 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) and the NEPTUNE (Hull #237), the first and second vessels of the series, have already been delivered. Eastern is also constructing four (4) tugs for BayHouston 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.

Robert Allan, LTD (RAL) of Vancouver, B.C. has provided the Z-Tech 2400 Class Terminal & Escort Tugs design and Eastern has provided detailed 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
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