Eastern to build four inland towboats for Latin America

AUGUST 20, 2015 – Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Panama City, FL, has won a contract from IWL River, Inc., an affiliate of Impala Terminals Colombia. It covers the construction of four 134 ft, ABS classed, inland river, triple screw towboats each with a retractable pilothouse (ESG Hulls 243-246).

The towboat design and detailed engineering are being provided by CT Marine of Portland, ME.

IWL River, Inc. is one of Eastern's newest clients. The towboats will service the inland waterways of Latin America for Impala Terminals, which owns and operates a network of terminals

The four towboats will have the following characteristics:

  • Length (LOA): 134'-0"
  • Breadth: 42'-0"
  • Depth: 9'-0"
  • Minimal Operational Draft: 6'-0"
  • Pilothouse Eyelevel (above waterline): 37'-6" (21'-12" retracted)
  • Main Diesel Engines: Three Caterpillar 3512C, IMO II, 1,280 Horsepower @ 1,600 RPM.
  • Reverse Reduction Gears: three Reintjes, WAF665Diesel Generators: two Caterpillar C6.6 125 kW, IMO II, 220-volt, 3-phase.

Eastern says this new inland towboat contract continues its commitment to the inland maritime industry and long history of being a successful diversified US shipbuilder.
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has two new construction and repair shipyards in Panama City, FL.

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