Weeks Marine adds new multi-role tug to fleet

Jack K (Photo: Weeks Marine)

New Jersey-based Weeks Marine recently took delivery of a new tug from Rodriguez Shipbuilding of Alabama.

The 62.5- by 25-foot (19- by 7.62-metre) William O will be used for a range of duties including towing, dredging support, and fuel/water transport for clients along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. It is a near identical sister of Jack K (pictured), which was delivered in late March 2021.

The tug has two Cummins QSK19 750hp (559kW) main diesel engines and a wheelhouse with four steering stations to enable the crew to operate the towing winches effectively even under adverse weather conditions.

See more stories from this month’s Tug and Salvage Week here.

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