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Conrad Starts Production on Second 6000 HP Towboat

Marine of New Orleans. The 166-foot long Subchap- ter M compliant vessel is powered by Tier IV compliant engines. Conrad has orders from two customers for the vessels. Conrad worked closely with MiNO Marine, who developed the design based on regulatory requirements and current market demands. The vessel has an optimized hull form for improved performance, and the design is in- tended to be ? exible to accommodate different propulsion drive-trains. The vessels currently under construction each

Conrad Shipyard of Morgan City has started production utilize different engines; one equipped with GE engines, on a second 6000HP Inland Towboat designed by MiNO and the other with EMD engines.

NorthStar Midstream to Form LNG Marine Transportation Company

NorthStar Midstream announced the formation of Po- laris New Energy (PNE), a new ? rm focused on the trans- portation and distribution of LNG in domestic coastal and inland waterways. NorthStar has executed an agree- ment with Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding to build a barge, with the ability to potentially construct two sister barges, for coastwise transportation of LNG. Utilizing a suitable tugboat, the barge will operate as an articulated tug and barge unit that will initially run along the East Coast of JAX LNG, a new state-of-the-art LNG production facil- the United States providing LNG bunkering solutions to ity in Jacksonville, Florida created through a partnership

NorthStar’s customers. PNE will be sourcing LNG from between NorthStar and Pivotal LNG.

LOA: 340 feet Cargo handling system: Wartsila Depth: 32 feet – 10 inches

Beam: 66 feet Cargo Capacity: 5,400 cubic meters Class: ABS

Crowley Plans New ATB for Enhanced Western AK Services fuel products. The 410-foot ATB will have enhanced fea- tures for the demanding conditions of Western Alaska, an area that has a short open-water season and river terminals with limited water depths. The tug will be constructed by

Master Boat Builders of Bayou La Batre, Alabama. The barge will be built by Gunderson Marine LLC in Portland,

Oregon. The ATB is expected to be delivered in January 2021. The ATB will meet ABS Ice Class and IMO Polar

Code requirements. Additionally, the ATB will feature the

Crowley Fuels has signed construction contracts to build capability to perform nearshore ship-to-ship cargo transfers. an articulated tug-barge (ATB) that is speci? cally designed To provide off-ship ? re? ghting capabilities to the barge, the to serve the Western Alaska market with delivery of clean tug is equipped with a ? re monitor and foam proportioner.

Engines: (2) GE 6L250 Tier IV Designer: Jensen Maritime Barge Capacity: 55,000 barrels

Barge LOA: 350’ Coupler system: Intercon C-series Spill Gear: 2,000 feet of boom 51 MN

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