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Eileen McAlister

C.D. White

Eastern Shipbuilding Group McAllister Towing s the ships that call U.S. ports continue to grow delivered not one, but two 80-foot, 5,100-horsepower Z- larger, the U.S. tugboat ? eet will need to keep pace. drive tugs for Bisso Offshore, a division of E.N. Bisso &

Higher-horsepower, sturdier and more capable ves- Son of New Orleans, La. The ? rst of these vessels, C.D.

A sels are being designed and built to handle the challenge. White, was delivered in January, followed by A. Thomas

In April, McAllister Towing took delivery of the Higgins in August. The two new Robert Allan Ltd.-de- 6,770-horsepower shipdocking tug Eileen McAllister, signed RApport 2400 ship-handling tugs have been cus- built for work in Port Everglades, Fla. The 34th tractor tomized by the designer, the builder and owner to provide tug in McAllister’s ? eet, the 93- by 38-foot Eileen McAl- speci? c operational features including a high bollard pull lister was built by Washburn & Doughty in Maine. It is forward and aft, enhanced maneuverability and escort per- powered by 3516E Tier IV Caterpillar engines with twin formance, better fuel economy, crew comfort, safety under

Schottel SRP 490 Z-drives and Markey winches, achieving the new USCG Sub-M requirements and reduced emis- more than 84 metric tons during bollard pull certi? cation. sions meeting the new EPA Tier 4 emissions regulations.

Captain Chuck Runnion, McAllister Towing of Port Ev- Each tug is equipped with two LA CAT, Caterpillar erglades’ Vice President and General Manager, said, “The 3512E Tier 4 EPA/IMO III marine propulsion diesel en-

Eileen McAllister was constructed speci? cally to meet the gines, delivering 2,550 horsepower at 1,800 revolutions needs of handling the ever-increasing size of vessels calling per minute, driving Kongsberg/Rolls Royce US205 P20 into Port Everglades. This tug, along with the Tate McAl- Z-drives. Each vessel also features a pair of Kennedy En- lister, will be able to safely handle these ships and even gines Co. John Deere 4045AFM85 Tier 3 EPA certi? ed larger ones with exceptional control and power.” auxiliary diesel gensets rated to 99 kilowatts at 1,800 revo-

This year, Eastern Shipbuilding in Panama City, Fla., lutions per minute, as well as Markey Machinery winches.

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