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Vard Marine Design for New USCG OPC
Vard Holdings Limited announced that a design developed by its subsidiary Vard Marine has been selected for the US
Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program.
Chosen to build that design was Eastern Shipbuilding Group and its team partners for the detailed design and construc- tion phase for the US Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. The OPC design will use proven methods to meet or exceed reliability requirements, while employing new technologies and innovative solutions to address the
Coast Guard’s stringent and demanding mission objectives.
GLDD Launches Barge Component of its ATB Hopper Dredge
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, a U.S. dredg- ing services provider and a major provider of environmen- tal and remediation services, announced today the success- ful launch of the Ellis Island, the barge component of its
Articulated Tug & Barge (ATB) hopper dredge currently under construction. The launch occurred on September 30, 2016 at Eastern Shipbuilding’s shipyard in Allanton,
Florida. After two years of construction and hundreds of thousands of man hours, the launch marks a signi? cant later this year. The shipyard has informed the Company milestone in the construction progress of the vessel. The that it anticipates sea trials on the ATB vessel in March, and
Ellis Island is 433 feet long and 92 feet wide with a hop- GLDD expects dredging operations to commence in the per volume of 15,000 cubic yards. The vessel’s two 36-inch second quarter. With the combination of the optimized tug diameter drag arms are capable of mining sand from the and barge hull design and increased haul capacity the ATB ocean ? oor 122 feet below the water’s surface. The tug por- Hopper Dredge is expected to provide ship-like productiv- tion of the vessel, the Douglas Mackie, is expected to launch ity and ef? ciency at the lower operating cost of an ATB.
Vane Brothers Puts Tugboat Baltimore into Service
Vane Brothers’ Elizabeth Anne Class tugboats are close cousins of the company’s Basile-designed Patapsco Class tugboats, 15 of which were produced between 2004 and 2009. Measuring 100 feet long and 34 feet wide, with a hull depth of 15 feet, the model-bow Baltimore utilizes two Caterpillar 3516 Tier 3 engines, each generating 2,100 horsepower at 1,600 rpm. Two John Deere PowerTech 4045, 99 kW generators deliver service power to the boat; a third John Deere 4045 teamed with an Allison transmis- sion drives the chain-driven INTERCON DD200 tow-
Baltimore, MD-headquartered Vane Brothers has taken ing winch. The Baltimore features the latest in solid-state, delivery of the tugboat Baltimore. The Baltimore is the Simrad electronics and handsomely appointed mahogany third of eight vessels in Vane’s Elizabeth Anne Class of upper and lower pilothouses, as well as spacious accom- 4,200-horsepower tugboats contracted through St. Johns modations for up to seven crewmembers. Primarily tasked
Ship Building in Palatka, Florida. The fourth in the series, with towing petroleum barges engaged in the North Atlan- the Delaware, is scheduled for completion this fall. The tic coastwise trade, the Baltimore has joined the Hudson
Baltimore is the 30th vessel completed for Vane Brothers. and the Elizabeth Anne among 20 vessels that are part of
Designed by Frank Basile, P.E., of Entech Designs, LLC, Vane’s Delta Fleet, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.