Eastern delivers another Z-Tech escort tug

Written by Nick Blenkey
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JULY 8, 2016 — Panama City, FL, based Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc.’s Nelson Street shipyard recently delivered the escort tug DAVID B for Bay-Houston Towing Co.

The vessel is the third of four Robert Allan, Ltd. designed Z-Tech 2400 Class Terminal & Escort Tugs Eastern is currently constructing for Bay-Houston.

Eastern is also constructing another identical series of four tugs for Suderman & Young Towing Company.

All eight of the tugs will be operated by G&H Towing Company, which is serving as the owners’ onsite representative and agent during the engineering, construction and delivery of both series of tugs.

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has over the years constructed and delivered twenty-eight Z-drive tugs of similar size and complexity for several customers in the United States. With these Z-Tech series tugs, Eastern is maintaining its reputation as one of the largest Z-drive tug new construction shipyards in North America

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