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Boat of the Month

All Photos: McAllister Towing

EPA Tier IV tug Capt. Brian A. McAllister

Both McAllister Towing and Capt. more than 80 metric tons of bollard pull. has and her capabilities, allows us to be to ensure optimal stability under all load-

Brian A. McAllister have been ? xtures Combining that power with a Markey more ef? cient and safely handle these ing conditions and the minimization of on the U.S. workboat market for gen- class III escort winch on the bow and a monstrous container ships.” unsettling sea motions that would im- erations. The man’s presence was further Markey 2.25-in. wire winch on the stern The steel hull tugs are designed as pair crew ef? ciency. Azimuth stern drive etched in maritime lore with McAllister puts the tug in a class of its own. State- a modern harbor / terminal tugs out? t- propulsion is delivered courtesy of twin

Towing announcing the arrival in New of-the-art remote controlled ? re moni- ted and equipped to undertake open sea Schottel Z-drives, driven by Caterpillar

York of the tug Capt. Brian A. McAl- tors and deluge systems (ABS FiFi certi- transits and harbor tug /near coastal ser- diesel engines. lister, signi? cant in that the company ? ed) complete the package. vices such as active escort, vessel tow- Ship service electrical power is pro- claims that it is the ? rst EPA Tier IV tug Built by Horizon Shipbuilding in Ala- ing, ship handling / maneuvering assist vided by three 125kW, diesel driven on the U.S. East Coast. Capt. Brian A. bama, upon its arrival in New York it (both while alongside and by the fore generators, with auto start, auto transfer

McAllister is the 31st and most powerful was put to work on the recent ULCVs and aft ends of a vessel), ? re? ghting and and paralleling. A single drum hawser tug in the McAllister ? eet, powered by and SULCVs calling the port. On one of other such assigned and/or related du- winch forward and a single drum tow 3516E Tier IV Caterpillar engines with the boat’s ? rst jobs Mate Matt Jernegan ties. The hull form has been speci? cally wire winch aft provide the necessary twin Schottel SRP4000FP units. Packed was at the helm and said, “Her rate of developed with ship docking operations deck gear for assisting, escorting and into its 100 x 40 ft. hull is 6,770 hp and turn was amazing. The power this tug in mind; including underwater contours rescuing vessels. 40 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • SEPTEMBER 2017

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