Gulf Island delivers third Z-Tech tug in series

Written by Nick Blenkey
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M/V Connelly M

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. reports that its Shipyard Division has successfully delivered the M/V Connolly M, a Z-Tech 30-80 Terminal/Escort Tug to Bay Houston Towing Company.

The M/V Connelly M was designed by Robert Allan Ltd of Vancouver, B.C. ,and built at Gulf Island’s, Jennings, La,, shipyard facilities. The vessel will be operated by G &H Towing on behalf of Bay Houston Towing Company.

Gulf Island is currently building seven sister vessels that are at various stages of construction.

The M/V Connelly M has the following characteristics:

  • Dimensions (Overall): 98’6” x 42’8” x 16’5”
  • Total Horsepower: 6,772 hp
  • Main Propulsion: two Caterpillar 3516 E “C Rating” Tier 4, each delivering 3,386 hp @ 1,800 rpm
  • Bollard Pull (tugs): 80 tonnes
  • Z-Drive: two Schottel SRP 510 FP
  • Classification/Certification: ABS, A1, AMS, Towing Vessel, Escort,
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