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Passenger Vessels & Ferries
BCGP Awarded $72 Million Contract contract valued at $72 million. The single-award, inde? - nite-delivery/inde? nite-quantity contract is for both 32- foot and 37-foot Boston Whaler Justice boats and will include spare parts, maintenance and training support for
The United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) area of responsibility, which includes Central America,
South America and Caribbean nations. BCGP was award- ed the initial contract for Boston Whaler Justice boats to support the SOUTHCOM area of responsibility in 2011.
Brunswick Commercial & Government Products To date, BCGP has delivered 38, 37-foot and 17, 32-foot (BCGP) was recently awarded a multi-year, multi-unit Boston Whaler Justice boats.
Damen wins 13-tug order from ECO
Transportation provider and the USA’s largest operator of OSVs, Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), has teamed up with Damen to build a total of 13 heavy duty mooring assistance and escort tugs. These will be deployed on two major maritime projects for which ECO has recently won contracts, based in part on the use of well-proven Damen tug designs. The vessels will be built using ECO’s network of ? ve shipyards and Damen’s support. The ? rst of these is will require nine, high-powered escort tugs. For this highly a contract that ECO won earlier this year with a new Cor- environmentally-sensitive project, Damen and ECO will pus Christi based LNG export terminal. The agreement is work together to deliver four more ASD 3212 tugs with a for the supply of four escort tugs with a bollard pull of 80 bollard pull of 70 tons each and ? ve of the most powerful tons, to operate at this new LNG terminal in Texas, which ASD tugs ever built; the ASD 4517 with a bollard pull is currently under construction. The Damen tugs will be of of 150+ tons. This is a joint Damen and ECO developed the well proven escort/mooring ASD 3212 design. More escort tug speci? cally designed for the sometimes challeng- recently, ECO also won a long term contract in Alaska. ing weather conditions in the Prince William Sound. The
ECO is taking over the ship escort-response duties out of contract has been handled by Damen’s new Area Support
Valdez, Prince William Sound, from July 2018, for which it of? ce in Houston, which opened on 1 August 2016.
Signet Shipbuilding Builds ASD for E.N. Bisso
On the morning of October 12, 2016, E.N. Bisso and
Signet Shipbuilding & Repair (SS&R) Pascagoula, Mis- sissippi, christened and launched E.N. Bisso’s newest high technology Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL) design tug. Mrs.
Deborah F. McDonald, wife of Mr. William H. McDon- ald, President, E.N. Bisso, New Orleans, Louisiana, was the
Christening Sponsor. The Gladys B, SS&R Hull 109 was launched immediately following the ceremony, and was de- livered on-time and on-budget in December. This ASD tug is the fourth RAL design vessel constructed by SS&R, with two new build contracts currently under negotiation.
Gladys B at a glance …
LOA: 80 feet Engine: (2) MTU 16V 4000 M64 EPA Tier 3 ASD: (2) Rolls-Royce, US 205 P20FP
Beam: 38 feet Generators: (2) John Deere 6068 AFM 85 Bollard Pull: 60 metric tonnes
Class: ABS BHP: 2681 each @ 1800 RPM Hawser Winch: Markey DEPGF-42S
Pumps: Blackmer Hose Crane: Rapp Marine HP30 5F Number of Cargo Tanks 6 51 www.marinelink.com MN
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