Donjon Shipbuilding completes ATB tugboat unit

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donjontugmicroDonjon Marine Co., Inc., along with partner SEACOR Holdings Inc. have announced the completion of the tugboat, Ken Boothe, Sr.  The 10,700 horsepower tug will work as the barge unit of an Articulated Tug/Barge to be named the Seajon ATB.

“We are very pleased to see the completion of this state-of-the-art towing vessel, and to share in the success with our partner SEACOR. This represents a new and exciting chapter in our companies’ stories,” said J. Arnold Witte, President and CEO, Donjon Marine Co., Inc.

The tugboat was constructed in the Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair facility in Port Erie, Pa. over the last 14 months.

The ATB’s still to be named 34,000 ton capacity self unloading bulk cargo barge. (see specifications, below)  The still-to-be-named cargo barge is scheduled to be delivered from the Donjon shipyard in early Spring of 2012.


Seajon ATB (articulated tug-barge) Unit currently under construction at Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair:

Tug “Ken Boothe, Sr.”

ABS Great Lakes Load Line

Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair Hull #108

LOA – 135’ 4”

Beam – 50’

Depth – 26’

Draft, Design (DWL) – 18’

Speed – 16 knots

Horsepower – 10,700

GRT – 1250

NRT – 832

Connection System – Hydraconn

Unmanned Self-Unloading Dry Cargo Barge

ABS Great Lakes Load Line

Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair Hull #115

LOA – 740’

Beam – 78’

Depth – 45’

Draft, Keel (DWL) – 27’ 6”

Cargo – 33,892 LT

Unload Rate – 6000 tons-per-hour (most common cargos – iron ore (taconite pellets), coal, and stone)

March 29, 2011

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