Great Lakes Shipyard launches first of two tugboats

seacor-launchAPRIL 1, 2013 — Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, continues to make progress with the construction of two new 50-ton bollard pull Aura Class tugboats for SEACOR Holdings, Inc.

The shipyard is building the two tugs simultaneously under contracts from Caribbean Tugz, LLC, an affiliate of SEACOR. Designed by Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, the tugs are being built to the ABS class and are set to be completed next month.

The first of the two, Hull 9201 was the first of the tugs to be launched, using the shipyard’s 770-ton Travelift. The tugs will undergo various testing over the upcoming weeks.

Great Lakes Shipyard is a full-service yard specializing in new shipbuilding construction, fabrication, and repairs to all types of vessels and barges. The shipyard is currently drydocking the Luedtke Engineering tug KristA S for repairs and was also recently awarded a repair contract for the United States Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay (WTGB-105).

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