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HMS Liberty

August 13, 2009

Repower cuts Harley Marine tugboat emissions

Harley Marine NY, a subsidiary company of Harley Marine Services, Inc. is reducing emissions in New York Harbor. Its tugboat HMS Liberty was recently repowered at Feeney Shipyard in Kingston, N.Y. The repower saw the vessel's 1970's vintage Detroit 149 Series engines and 3-71 generator sets replaced with new, EPA Tier II Compliant, Cummins QSK38 engines and John Deere powered generator sets.

Replacing the older engines and generators on the tug will reduce NoX and particulate emissions in the New York Harbor by 40 tons per year.

This will also result in fuel savings as the newer equipment will be more efficient. The project was backed and supported by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, which extended a grant towards part of the cost

"HMNY and its charter partner, Chemoil, appreciated the opportunity to work with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in improving the air quality of the harbor," said John Walls, GM of Harley Marine NY. "It is a winning combination for all stakeholders."


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