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The Shipyard Edition
THE SHIPYARD ANNUAL
Shipbuilder in Focus: Eastern
Eastern Shipbuilding is arguably one of the more active and recently success- ful shipyards in the U.S., with a long list of commercial and government new- build successes under it belt.
There’s nothing like New York City for a maritime event, and McAllister Tow- ing and Transportation Co., Inc., one of the historic family-run companies serving the industry for more than 150 years, held a signature ceremony and party at Pier 16 in Manhattan with the christening of two tugboats, the Rose- mary McAllister and the Capt. Brian
A. McAllister, both ABS classed FiFi 1 with propulsion systems meeting EPA
Tier 4 emission regulations: 3516E Tier
IV Caterpillar engines with twin Schottel
The Rosemary is signi? cant as it was started at Horizon Shipbuilding, but went out of business before it was com- pleted. Eastern Shipbuilding stepped in to complete the tug for the company.
The Rosemary McAllister is named after the matriarch of the company.
Rosemary is Chairman Capt. Brian A.
McAllister’s wife and mother to Presi- dent Buckley McAllister and CFO Eric
In early June 2018 McAllister Tow- ing took delivery of Rosemary McAllis- ter, the second in a series of four 100’ x 40’, 80 metric ton bollard pull tugboats.
The new vessel, the 32nd tractor tug in
McAllister’s ? eet, was started at Hori- zon Shipbuilding, but the company went out of business so it was completed at
Eastern Shipbuilding in Panama City,
Rosemary is powered by 3516E Tier
Images: D. Trauthwein
IV Caterpillar engines with twin Schottel
SRP4000FP units. Packed into her 100’ McAllister Towing’s operation in Vir- Patrol Cutter (OPC) Program. This ac- capability bridge between the National x 40’ hull is 6,770 hp. She has already ginia, and according to Buckley McAl- complishment comes after a week of Security Cutter, which patrols the open exceeded expectations as she achieved lister these powerful new tugs are in high discussions, demonstrations, and design ocean in the most demanding maritime demand at ports around the country, ex- 82.75 metric tons during her ABS bol- presentations by ESG’s design team to environments, and the Fast Response lard pull certi? cation. Rosemary’s sister tra muscle needed to handle the bigger the USCG and Department of Home- Cutter, which serves closer to shore. vessel, the Capt. Brian A. McAllister, are containerships entering port. land Security (DHS). The purpose of the The OPC design includes the capabil- together some of the earliest EPA Tier IV Eastern is building both remaining FCDR is to verify that the OPC detail ity of carrying an MH-60R or MH-65 tugs on the U.S. East Coast. tugs in the series. The Ava McAllister is design is integrated and internally con- Helicopter and three operational Over-
Combining her power with a Markey due in January 2019 and the Capt. Jim sistent with the USCG requirements and The-Horizon (OTH) small boats. The class III escort winch on the bow and a McAllister is due in May 2019. points towards the exercise of the con- vessel is also equipped with a highly
Markey 2 1/4” wire towing winch on the tract option for construction of the ? rst sophisticated combat system and C4ISR stern puts the Rosemary at the head of OPC Final Critical Design Review hull USCGC ARGUS. Construction of (command, control, communications, her class of shipdocking tugs. State of Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) has the lead vessel is anticipated to start af- computer, intelligence, surveillance and the art remote controlled ? re monitors been one of the busier and successful ter the contract option is exercised with reconnaissance) suite that will enhance and deluge systems (ABS FiFi certi? ed) U.S. shipbuilders, and recently it con- delivery in 2021. The OPC is designed to capabilities to execute the service’s mis- complete the package, making the tug a ducted its Final Critical Design Review conduct multiple missions in support of sions. The contract includes options for total escort /shipdocking/rescue vessel. (FCDR) with the United States Coast the nation’s maritime security and bor- production of up to nine (9) vessels and
The Rosemary McAllister is serving Guard on 29 June 2018 for the Offshore der protection. The OPC will provide a has a potential total value of $2.38B.
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