Bisso Towboat Accepts Delivery of 4480 HP ASD Tractor Tug LIZ HEALY

by Hans | October 6th, 2017

Bisso Towboat Co., Inc. is pleased to announce the delivery of our newest ship-assist tug, the 4,480 HP ASD Tractor Tug ‘Liz Healy’. The Liz Healy is the final tug in a series of three identical 4,480 HP ASD Tractor Tugs built by Main Iron Works, Houma, LA, for Bisso Towboat Co., Inc. in the past three years.

The 100’ x 38’ x 13.5’ Liz Healy is powered by (2) Caterpillar 3516C Main Engines, generating 2,240 HP each at 1600 rpm, which drive (2) Rolls Royce US205FP Z-drives. The Z-drives feature 90.6” diameter by 82.4” pitch stainless steel propellers set in stainless steel nozzles and the estimated Bollard Pull is 60 Tons.

Electrical service is provided by (2) 99 Kw Marathon Generators powered by (2) John Deere 4045AFM85 Engines and the tug is equipped with a Jonrie Series 230 Hydraulic Bow Winch carrying 500’ of 8” circumference Amsteel Blue.

Other features include USCG-approved engine room monitoring and fire/smoke alarm systems, Simrad navigation/electronics, soundproof insulation throughout engine room and crew quarters, stainless steel bitts and bow staple and four bunk rooms with seven berths.

Tankage includes capacities for 30,163 gallons of diesel fuel, 1,826 gallons each of lube and hydraulic oil and 10,938 gallons of potable water.

The Liz Healy will have a crew complement of four and carries an ABS International Loadline in addition to being ISM Certified by ABS and USCG Inspected/Certified.

The Liz Healy is the seventh ASD Tractor Tug built for Bisso by Main Iron Works and the eleventh new tug built for Bisso by Main in the past twenty-five years.

The addition of the Liz Healy brings the total number of tugs in the Bisso fleet to twelve and continues Bisso’s leadership of the Mississippi River ship-assist trade with the largest fleet of ASD Tractor Tugs on the Mississippi River.

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