California offshore towing specialist gets new RIB from Alabama builder

Photo: Silver Ships

Marine emergency service provider TowBoatUS Long Beach has taken delivery of a new rigid inflatable boat (RIB) from Silver Ships of Alabama.

The 30-foot (9.1-metre) newbuild is custom-designed and outfitted for use as an offshore marine assist and tow vessel and is equipped for extreme, extended offshore conditions.

The RIB has Garmin electronics, shock-mitigating seats, a built-in dewatering pump, and space for salvage lift bags and dive gear. Power is provided by two Mercury outboard engines.

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