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ESG Delivers ARCHIE T. HIGGINS to Bisso Offshore, LLC

Upon arrival in Louisiana and at the mouth of the Mississip- pi River, the vessel went right to work escorting its ? rst ship northbound to New Orleans. E.N. Bisso & Son and Bisso

Offshore, LLC are honoring Archibald (Archie) Thomas

Higgins, Jr. as the vessels namesake, who passed away ear- lier this year. Mr. Higgins helped lead the Company’s opera- tions from 1973 until 1995. The ARCHIE T. HIGGINS is the fourth Reverse Tractor Tug design delivered to Bisso

Eastern Shipbuilding Group has delivered the Reverse Offshore since 2007. All are from same Z-drive tug design

Tractor Tug ARCHIE T. HIGGINS to Bisso Offshore, LLC. provided by Jensen Maritime Consultants of Seattle, WA.

The ARCHIE T. HIGGINS at a glance …

LOA: 96 feet Main Engines: (2) Caterpillar 3516C Tier 3 EPA Total HP: 4,260 HP @ 1,600 RPM

Beam: 34 feet Propulsion: (2) Z-Drives US205 P18 Rolls Royce Classi? cation: ABS Loadline Only

Depth: 14 feet 9 inches Hawser Winch: (1) Markey DEPCF-42 Single Drum Flag: United States of America

Jensen Maritime to Design Escort Tugs for McAllister Towing

Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle- based naval architecture and marine engineering company, was recently selected to provide detailed design services in- cluding stability, structure and systems design for two, 100- foot long, 40-foot wide, escort tugs for McAllister Towing.

The 12-knot, 6,770-horsepower tugs will be constructed at Horizon Shipbuilding in Bayou LaBatre, Ala., and are scheduled for delivery in 2017. The Brian A. McAllister and the Rosemary McAllister will be the 31st and 32nd ocean going escort/rescue tugboats in the ? eet respectively, but will be the ? rst that are Tier IV, meaning they uti- lize high-ef? ciency catalytic after-treatment technology to reduce emissions. Powered by twin Z-drive propulsion assist, escort, maneuvering and docking. Both tugs will be units, the tugs will have an approximate bollard pull of 90 Load Lined and Classed by the American Bureau of Ship- short tons, making them suitable for offshore service, ship ping as +A1, Towing, Escort, +AMS, and FFV-1.

Another Z-drive Towboat from Master Marine

Gulf-Inland division, the steel-hulled St. John is powered by a pair of Thompson Power Systems Caterpillar C32 Tier 3 1,000-hp engines at 1,800 rpm connected to ZF Ma- rine ZF AT 5111WM-FP Z-drives with 1,650 mm (65”) 4-bladed propellers in nozzles. For ship’s service power the towboat is out? tted with a pair of Kennedy Engine John

Deere 4045AFM85 Tier 3 generator drive engines each driving an 80-kW Marathon Mariner generators. Cooling for all engines and z drives was provided by Eastpark Radia- tor Duraweld coolers. Doors and windows were provided by Dales Welding & Fabrication, LLC. Rubber bumper

Marquette Transportation has taken delivery of a 2,000- systems were provided by Schuyler Companies. The elec- hp Z-drive towboat from Master Marine of Bayou La Batre, tronics was supplied by New World Electronics and Rio

Alabama. Designed by Entech & Associates for Marquette’s Marine supplied the alarms and monitoring systems.

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