Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, Md., has launched the tug Salisbury, the first in a series of four sister vessels being built for Vane Brothers.
The new tug is a Subchapter M compliant push tug, designed, as well as built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding & Naval Architects. Construction of the Salisbury was completed in Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s new hull fabrication buildings and delivery of the tug will be in July, 2019.
The 3,000 horsepower tug is equipped with twin Caterpillar 3512 main engines, conventional shafts, rudders and flanking rudders. It will accommodate up to seven crew members and has large, modern private and semi-private quarters.
Dimensions are 94’ LOA, with a 34’ molded beam and a 10’ 6” molded depth.