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RAstar 3200 Tugs Dazzle at Blessing Ceremony (SST Canada) were the toasts of a blessing ceremony in

Vancouver Harbor. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd, these two signi? cant additions to the ? eet were showcased at a

February blessing event in Vancouver. The tugs are notable for their responsive azimuthing stern drive (ASD) propel- lers; all while keeping the working decks remarkably dry, a testament to the RAstar hullform’s superior stability and sea- keeping characteristics. The tug’s Fi-Fi 1 class ? re-? ghting system puts the exclamation point on the largest and most powerful escort-rated tugs in the region. With bollard pulls in excess of 80 tonnes, and the ability to generate indirect escort forces at 10 knots of 82 tonnes in steering, and 130

Against a backdrop of freshly fallen snow on the local tonnes in braking, these state-of-the-art tugs have already mountains, the two new RAstar 3200 escort tugs SST Griz- been proving themselves as highly capable platforms in the zly and SST Orca for SAAM SMIT TOWAGE CANADA SST Canada ? eet, especially in the context of escort towing.

Matson Boxship Kaimana Hila Christened

The DNV GL classed vessel Kaimana Hila, the largest containership ever built in the United States, was chris- tened in a ceremony on Saturday, 9 March 2019. At 3,600

TEUs, the “Aloha Class” vessel soon to be delivered from

Philly Shipyard demonstrates the strength of U.S. Ship- building and the U.S.-? agged operator’s commitment to supplying ef? cient, effective and environmentally sound ocean transportation to the U.S. market. The Aloha Class design features dual-fuel engines with lique? ed natural gas (LNG) capability, double hull fuel tanks, fresh water bal- last systems, and a more fuel-ef? cient hull design. Con- structed speci? cally to satisfy the future freight demands of

Hawaii, the vessels bear increased cargo capacity, with the ability to accommodate a diversi? ed mix of cargoes. The Container ship BWM (D2) DG Gas ready (AEI, D, MEI, ship will be delivered with class notation, Hull: 100 A5 P, S) IW LC NAV-INS RSD; Machinery: MC AUT EP-D.

Gulf Island Delivers Second Z-Tech 30-80 Terminal/Escort Tug

Gulf Island Fabrication’s Shipyard Division has success- fully delivered the M/V Ted C. Litton, a Z-Tech 30-80

Terminal/Escort Tug to Suderman & Young Towing Com- pany. The M/V Ted C. Litton was designed by Robert Al- lan Ltd of Vancouver, BC and built at Gulf Island’s, Jen- nings, Louisiana facilities. The vessel will be operated by

G &H Towing on behalf of Suderman & Young Towing

Company. Gulf Island is currently building nine (8) sister vessels that are at various stages of construction.

LOA: 98’ Bollard Pull (tugs): 80 Tonnes Horsepower: 6,772

Breadth: 42’ Z-Drive: 2X Schottel SRP 510 FP Propulsion: 2X CAT 3516 E

Depth: 16’ Class: ABS, A1, AMS, Towing Vessel, Escort, FFV1 EPA Rating: Tier 4 51 MN

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