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VT Halter Marine delivers second OSG ATB tug unit

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osgatbVT Halter Marine, Inc. reports the delivery of Endurance, the second of two 8,000 hp Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) tugs to Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE: OSG).

This is part of a contract that VT Halter Marine signed with OSG in April 2010 to complete two tugs over 16 months at the Moss Point Marine shipyard. The first tug, Courageous, was delivered by the shipbuilder June 23, 2011. Both Courageous and Endurance are capable of operating in full ocean service and will be used to perform ATB services transporting refined petroleum products coastwise within the US.

Measuring 42.8 meters by 11.6 meters, these state-of-the-art tugs number among the 20 ATB tugs built by VT Halter Marine, one of the leading U.S. designers and builders of ATB tugs

“VT Halter Marine is proud to deliver this second 8,000 ATB tug to OSG – our valued and important partner – and we look forward to continuing this strong relationship,” said VT Halter Marine CEO Bill Skinner

September 15, 2011

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