Louisiana builder Master Marine has delivered the first unit in a series of four pushboats ordered by New Orleans operator Plimsoll Marine.
The Entech-designed Iron Lady has a length of 20.4 metres, a beam of 8.5 metres, a draught of 2.3 metres, and two Mitsubishi 596kW EPA Tier III-compliant diesel engines. Onboard amenities include three staterooms that could accommodate up to six crewmembers, a bath, and a galley.
The newbuild will be used to push barges along the lower Mississippi River.
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