New owner for U.S.-flag, twin-screw harbor tug

signettugSignet Maritime Corporation of Houston, Texas has sold its U.S. flag, twin screw harbor tug "Signet Reliance" (ex-Dotsie) to Rockingham Carriage Service of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

The tug, with dimensions of 52.8 ft x 16.7 ft x 6.5 ft, was built in 1959 of all welded steel construction at Equitable Equipment of Madisonville, Louisiana and rebuilt in 2003 at Aransas Pass, Texas. She is powered with a pair of 300 HP GM 8V71 diesel engines each turning a 54 in x 36 in, 4-blade, stainless steel propeller generating a bollard pull of about 7 mt. The model bow tug has a single push knee and a raised pilot house forward that provides a height of eye of 19 ft 2 in.

The new owner has plans to take the vessel back to the U.S. East Coast to use in general harbor duties. Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington acted as sole broker in the transaction. Marcon says several additional sales are pending and expected to close this month.

March 8, 2011

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