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Metal Trades Delivers First Pushboat

Shipbuilder and Heavy Steel Fabricator Metal Trades announced the launch of its ? rst new construction 50 foot shallow-draft, twin screw push-boat for Bald Head

Island Limited, LLC. The tug named “Captain Cooper” was designed by the naval architecture ? rm, CT Marine, and was custom built by Metal Trades. The 50’ x 24’ with a 5.5’ draft vessel is powered by John Deere 425 HP main engines and is equipped with dual 40kw Northern Lights

Generators and Patterson Wire Winches. Its durability and seaworthiness is designed for pushing barges on inland and partially protected waterways.

ESG Delivers Four ABS Class Inland River Towboats

Eastern Shipbuilding Group recently delivered four (4)

ABS Class Inland River Towboats IWL River. This series of

CT Marine designed 134 foot ABS Classed Inland River Ser- vice Towboats are Triple Screw with Retractable Pilothouses.

All four towboats were constructed, out? tted and delivered at

Eastern’s Allanton Facility. IWL River is one of Eastern’s new- est clients. These towboats will service the inland waterways of Latin America for Impala Terminals. Impala owns and operates a network of terminals that facilitate global trade ? ows, specializing in warehousing, multi-modal logistics and related port services for essential commodities worldwide.

Inland River Towboat Series at a glance …

Class: ABS Breadth: 42’Operational Draft: 6’-0” Engines: (3) ABS Caterpillar 3512C

Length (LOA): 134’-0”Depth: 9’Flag: Republic of Columbia Gears: Reintjes

Pocket Tanker for Puget Sound 10-foot draft on a 14-foot molded depth and a 32-foot beam, the Grade B product tanker is fully double-hulled.

Fuel tanks located port and starboard of the engine room will carry a total of 8900 gallons. Additional trim tanks are located in the forepeak and the stern quarters. In the engine room, aft of the twelve separate cargo holds, a pair of Cummins QSK 19M Tier 3 diesels, each generating 660

HP at 1800 RPM will provide propulsive power. These

Designed by the Elliot Bay Design Group, the Global two in-line six-cylinder engines will each turn into Twin

Provider is being built by Jesse Co Metal Fabrication and Disc MGX=5202SC gears swinging 48-inch four-blade

Machinery in Tacoma, WA. The tanker is scheduled for stainless steel props mounted on 4-inch by 17-foot shafts. delivery later in 2017. The Global Provider will be less A pair of Northern Lights generators will meet the boat’s than 100 gross tons and so quali? es for a two-man day- electrical and hydraulic power requirements. On deck, a boat operation around Seattle. It also has accommoda- Rapp Marine HP30 5F crane will handle the hoses for tion for four crew making longer runs practical. With a product being pumped by a six-inch Blackmer pumps. 53


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