Harley Marine Services has taken delivery of its new tug OneCure and ocean-going barge Edward Itta.
This articulated tug and barge (ATB) unit was constructed by Conrad Shipyard in the US with a liquid carrying capacity of 80,000 barrels.
Sea trials were conducted 16 kilometres south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.
They included crash stops at various speeds, basic and high-speed manoeuvring, systems monitoring and tests of main engine steering.
The ATB is en route with its first cargo, which was loaded on the US Gulf coast. It will sail through the Panama Canal to a port on the West Coast. It will then sail northwards to operate in Alaska waters.
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