VT Halter Marine delivers ATB tug to Bouchard

VT Halter ATB-344OCTOBER 18, 2012 — VT Halter Marine, Inc. has delivered the 112 foot ATB offshore tug Evening Star to Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.

Similar to other tugs built for Bouchard in previous years by Halter Marine, the 4,000 hp tug measures 112 feet by 35 feet by 17 feet, It is classed by ABS as A1 Towing Vessel, Dual Mode, and is equipped with an Intercon Coupler System.

Construction of the vessel began in June 2011 at VT Halter Marine’s Moss Point Marine shipyard in Escatawpa, Miss.

The Evening Star will enter into Bouchard’s fleet service in New York, N.Y.and will operate as unit with the newly built 55,000 bbl barge B.No.250. recently delivered by Bollinger (see earlier story), and operate on the U.S. East Coast.

VT Halter Marine ATB tug

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