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Crowley’s LNG-Fueled ConRo Taíno Completes Maiden Voyage (LNG) – completed its maiden voyage to Puerto Rico on

Friday morning, January 11th. The successful transit begins a new era of world-class supply chain services between the island commonwealth, U.S. mainland and the Caribbean

Basin. Taíno is the second of two ConRo vessels construct- ed for Crowley. Sister ship MV El Coquí began its frst- in-class service in July 2018. Both were built specifcally for the Puerto Rico trade. Crowley’s Commitment Class vessels are part of an overall logistics system which increases

The second of Crowley Maritime’s new combination supply chain velocity and reduces friction and landed costs container/roll-on roll-off “ConRo” ships – M/V Taíno, one for customers shipping through Jacksonville as a gateway to of the frst of its kind to be powered by liquefed natural gas Puerto Rico and the islands of the Caribbean Basin.

Jensen Maritime Designs Tier IV Tractor Tugs for Foss

Jensen Maritime has provided the detailed design for an initial four, with an option for six additional, Tier IV trac- tor tugboats being built by Nichols Brother Boat Builders for Foss Maritime. The 90-short ton bollard pull tugs are based on Jensen’s popular Valor tugboat design, of which 9 have been successfully built and deployed to date and an additional fve remain under design/construction. Once delivered, the Foss tugs will be deployed along the U.S.

West Coast. These 100-foot by 40-foot tugs are multi-func- tional to include ship assist and escort capabilities as well as towing. Powered by twin Z-drive propulsion units, the tugs will be suitable for offshore service, ship assist, escort, and a spacious engine room along with an anchor windlass maneuvering and docking. The tugs feature a large fuel ca- and chain locker. The tugs will come with a 900 GPM fre pacity for long trips, comfortable crew accommodations pump and monitor and will be Subchapter M compliant.

Gulf Island Delivers First of 10, Z-Tech 30-80 Terminal/Escort Tugs

Gulf Island Fabrication’s Shipyard Division has deliv- ered the M/V Mark E. Kuebler, a Z-Tech 30-80 Termi- nal/Escort Tug to Bay Houston Towing Company. The

M/V Mark E. Kuebler was designed by Robert Allan and built at Gulf Island’s, Jennings, LA facilities. The vessel will be operated by G &H Towing on behalf of

Bay Houston Towing Company. Gulf Island is currently building nine (9) sister vessels that are at various stages of construction.

LOA: 98 feet – 6 inches Designer: Robert Allan Propulsion: (2) CAT 3516 E “C Rating” Tier 4

Beam: 42 feet – 8 inches Horsepower: 6,772 Z-Drive: 2 X Schottell SRP 510 FP

Depth: 16 feet – 5 inches Bollard Pull: 80 Tonnes Class: ABS, A1, AMS, Towing Vessel, Escort, FFV1 51 MN

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