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Rendering of the new builds that will be delivered in 2017, Capt Brian McAllister and Rosemary McAllister. These tugs will be the highest hp in our ? eet at 6,700.


VP of Operations

What are the primary drivers for ? eet evolution?

The marine transportation industry, like most other industries, is in the middle of changes brought on by a con- centration in worker safety, modern, ef- ? cient operations that provide econom- ical service without sacri? cing quality.

We have listened to our customers and aim to provide that quality service as the market evolves and steamship lines consolidate. We are a family company whose roots in the industry go back generations and will continue because of our commitment to our customers.

Can you discuss in detail your new- build program.

Our newbuild program has been in effect for years now with the recent ad- ditions of the Buckley and Eric , 5,150 hp Tractor Escort Tugs built at Senes- co Marine of Rhode Island, the 6,000 hp Tate, delivered by Washburn and

Doughty, and the soon to be launched

Jeffrey from Eastern Shipbuilding, a 5,000 hp Tractor. Unique to the East

Coast early next year will be the Cap- tain Brian A and the Rosemary, two 6,770hp, Tier IV Tractor Escort Tugs currently under construction at Horizon

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