Vane Brothers accepts new ATB tug

Texas-based Conrad Orange Shipyard has delivered the first of three new ATB tugs to Vane Brothers in Baltimore. 

Designed by Castleman Marine, the 33.5-metre by 11.6-metre tug Assateague is being mated to an 80,000-barrel, 123-metre by 22.5-metre barge designed by Bristol Harbor Group.

The tug accommodates up to 10 crew and has been developed using American Bureau of Shipping rules for a classed vessel, feature raised forecastles and measures under 500GT.

The tug is powered by a par of Cummins diesel engines. Two 125kW Cummins generators and one 60W Cummins emergency generator run the tug’s electrical system.

Assateague is named after a barrier island in Maryland and Virginia.

The other boats will be Chincoteague, named after a Virginia coastal barrier island and Wachapreague.

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