C&C Marine and Repair delivers second towboat in Kirby trio

Written by Marine Log Staff
towboat on water

M/V Bowling Green was delivered just six months after the first towboat in three vessel series

Recently delivered by Belle Chasse, La., based C&C Marine and Repair, the M/V Bowling Green is the second in a series of three towboats ordered by Kirby Inland Marine, L.P. and was handed over just six months after the first vessel in the series was delivered.

The triple-screw 6,600-horsepower towboat measures 170 by 50 feet with a pilothouse eyeline level of measuring at 39 feet, 3 inches.

The towboat was designed by CT Marine LLC of Portland, Maine. Its vessel’s main propulsion power is delivered by three Cummins QSK60-M main engines, provided by Cummins Mid-South, that are paired with three Reintjes WAF 1173 H/V reduction gears, provided by Karl Senner LLC. The service power is provided by three Cummins QSM11-DM, 275 kW generators, and the conventional steering system hydraulic power unit was provided by EMI Marine.

The towboat is outfitted with three 100-inch diameter stainless-steel fixed pitch propellers, provided by Sound Propeller Systems Inc. and features a double steering rudder system.

The accommodations include a total of 12 beds (11 crew, plus one guest), and the vessel’s design includes a floating, spring mounted superstructure for additional crew comfort.

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