SJS Selected To Build Panama Canal Tugs

Saint John Shipbuilding was awarded the contract to supply two new 4,000 hp tugs with an option on two others.

The tugs will be built in Georgetown; Prince Edwards Island at East Isle Shipyard under the supervision of Bill Hind. Timberland Equipment will be supplying the deck equipment to East Isle Shipyard in the first quarter of 2001. Timberland's scope of supply consists of two series 651A Hawser Winches, one series 353H, 24 in.

Hydraulic Capstan and a 160HP Diesel/Hydraulic Power Unit per shipset.

On the bow, two Timberland series 651A Hawser Winches, each with a line pull rating of 8,000 lbs. at 230 FPM mid-drum. The drums are designed for under-wound configuration.

Features such as, variable brake control, off-set rollers on the level wind and local controls are just a few options that will make this unit a favorite on the canal.

Aft, is a Timberland series 353H Hydraulic Capstan, complete with a 24 in. diameter cast steel head. Performance is rated at 20,000 lbs. line-pull at 30 FPM with a light line speed up to 60 FPM. Bollard rating at mid-height of capstan head is 30,000 lbs.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 55,  Jan 2001

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