Rivtow Straits Orders EMD-Powered Tugboat From John Manly Yard

Rivtow Straits Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has announced the awarding of a contract for its largest vessel yet. Designed by Talbot Jackson & Associates, also of Vancouver, the twin-screw tug will be built by John Manly Shipyard in Vancouver, with delivery schededuled for late 1981.

As yet unnamed, the vessel will have an overall length of 144 feet, beam of 39 feet, depth of 20 feet 8 inches, and draft of 16 feet 9 inches. She will have a capacity for 135,000 imperial gallons of fuel oil, and 7,100 gallons of water.

Main propulsion will be by two General Motors Electro-Motive Division 16-645-E7B diesels, each with a maximum continuous rating of 3,070 bhp at 900 rpm, driving 4-bladed Western stainlesssteel, 120-inch-diameter propellers.

The tug is to tow a 15,000-dwt log barge, currently under construction and scheduled for a similar delivery date. The new tugboat, Manly's Hull No. 580, is believed to be the largest and most powerful tug ever built in British Columbia. The self-dumping log barge and the tug represent a major addition to the Rivtow fleet, and furthers the company's commitment as the largest transporter of logs in the Province.

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