McAllister Towing orders Tier III tractor tug at Senesco Marine

Written by Nick Blenkey

EricMcAllister smallJUNE 13, 2012 — New York City-headquartered McAllister Towing & Transportation reports that its latest newbuild plans will see it build a Jensen Maritime designed 5,150 hp twin ASD tractor tug powered by 3516CHD Tier III Caterpillar engines at Senesco Marine LLC, North Kingstown, RI.

The vessel will be the 24th tractor tug and the first Tier III tug in McAllister’s fleet.

The newbuild is named for fifth generation family member, and McAllister Towing CFO, Eric M. McAllister.

The tug will be classed with ABS as: Maltese Cross A-1 Towing, Escort Service, FiFi 1 and Maltese Cross AMS.

Towing machinery will include: a JonRie 250 Escort winch with full render/recover on the bow and a JonRie 512 Tow winch with a spool capacity of 2,100 ft of 2 ¼ in wire on the stern.

Senesco Marine LLC has in the last few years constructed twenty ocean going, ABS classed, double hull petroleum barges fitted with ATB coupler systems, and delivered three 4,200 HP, ATB fitted, ABS classed tugs.

On delivery in 2013, McAllister plans to base the tug in the New Bedford, MA, area primarily doing escort work in Buzzards Bay.

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