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Towboats, Tugs & Barges

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ACBL 11,000HP Towboat foot beam and 12-foot depth. With accommodations for a crew of up to 12, the vessel incorporates a ? oating, spring- mounted superstructure for additional onboard comfort.

Its pilothouse eyeline will be 47 feet above the water.

The mighty vessel will be powered by two Louisiana

CAT-supplied Caterpillar C280-12 main engines produc- ing approximately 11,000 HP, paired with two Reintjes

WAF 6755 reduction gears from Karl Senner, LLC. Gen- erator power will come from three Caterpillar 275 kW generators. The towboat will be out? tted with CT Marine

CT Marine

CT28-SL nozzles housing 124-inch diameter stainless-

Jeffersonville, Ind. based American Commercial Barge steel, ? ve-blade ? xed pitch propellers and features Twin-

Line (ACBL) announced it has signed a contract with Belle DIFF ? anking and steering rudder systems.

Chasse, La. shipyard C&C Marine and Repair to build a Scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2024, 11,000 horsepower (HP) class towboat. the newbuild will operate on ACBL’s mainline network

Designed by Portland, Maine-based CT Marine, the pushing up to 56 barges, averaging approximately 75,000 twin-screw towboat will measure 198 feet long, with 50- tons of cargo.

Fire Island Maid

Fire Island Ferries has taken delivery of its newest vessel,

Fire Island Maid, designed by Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) and built by Metal Shark in Bayou La Batre, Ala.

The 70- by 23-foot multipurpose vehicle ferry features a steel hull and aluminum superstructure and is equipped with a hydraulic ramp for loading and unloading heavy equipment. The reinforced deck is capable of support- ing fully loaded concrete trucks and general cargo up to 100,000 pounds. The aft pilot house accommodates two crew and up to six passengers (assumed to be in their ve- hicles). The vessel’s lightship weight is 160,000 pounds so it can be hauled with the Fire Island Ferries’ existing lift.

The ferry is powered by twin Cummins QSL9 Tier 3 marine engines with ZF Marine CruiseCommand control system and Twin Disc transmissions. Electrical power is provided by a Cummins Onan MDK generator.

Fire Island Ferries provides passenger and freight ship- ping services from Bay Shore, New York to several com-

EBDG munities along the Great South Bay of Fire Island.

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