Eastern Shipbuilding has delivered a new Z-drive escort and firefighting tug to McAllister Towing.
Designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants, Capt. Jim McAllister is the third in a series to be delivered by Eastern Shipbuilding to McAllister Towing after Ava M. McAllister and Rosemary McAllister. Capt. Brian McAllister, a tug utilising the same Jensen design, had been delivered in 2017 by Horizon Shipbuilding.
Capt. Jim McAllister has a length of 100 feet (30 metres), a beam of 40 feet (12 metres), and two Caterpillar 3516E 3,386hp (2,524kW) Tier IV diesel engines that deliver a bollard pull in excess of 80 tonnes.
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