Luling, La.-based Bisso Towboat Company Inc. has taken delivery of its newest ship assist tug, the 6,008 bhp ASD tractor tug Capt. Joseph Bisso. The 100- by 38- by 13.5-foot vessel is
Recently delivered by Chesapeake Shipbuilding and Naval Architects of Salisbury, Md., the 3,000-horsepower (hp) model bow tug Cape Henry is the eighteenth Maryland-built tug to join the fleet of Baltimore-based Vane Brothers.
Underscoring the advantages of building in series, Vane Brothers has taken delivery of the 3,000 hp Cape Fear, the seventeenth Maryland-built tugboat to join the Baltimore-based company’s expanding fleet. Since 2008, fifteen
Bisso Towboat Company Inc., Luling, La., has signed an agreement with Main Iron Works LLC, Houma, La., to begin construction of another new 6,008 BHP Tier 4 compliant, USCG-inspected ASD tractor tug.
JULY 5, 2018 — Bisso Towboat Co, Inc., Luling, LA, has reached an agreement with the Main Iron Works shipyard, Houma, LA, to begin construction of a new 6,008 bhp EPA Tier
MARCH 3, 2017 —Baltimore headquartered Vane Brothers, one of the nation’s premier marine transportation providers, has taken delivery of the 3,000 hp tug Fishing Creek. Designed by Frank Basile, P.E., of Entech
FEBRUARY 9, 2017 — The first U.S.-built Rotortug – ART Trident — has undergone trials and is now in service. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., and designated as an ART 80-98US, she
JULY 21, 2016 — Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp, Salisbury, MD, has delivered the Fort McHenry, the twelfth ocean going tugboat it has built for Vane Brothers of Baltimore, MD. Chesapeake Shipbuilding has five
APRIL 20, 2016 – JonRie Intertech, Manahawkin, NJ, has introduced a new Container Master series of winches. Featured on Crescent Towing’s new 92 ft ASD tug Mardi Gras, the winch was designed
They will be the 15th, 16th and 17th tugboats built for Vane Brothers by Chesapeake Shipbuilding since 2008.
Construction on the first new tug has already begun in one of Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s hull fabrication buildings.
The design of the new tugboats will be nearly identical to previous tugboats built for Vane Brothers. Each will be equipped with twin Caterpillar 3512 main engines, producing a combined 3,000 horsepower, and will have a single drum hydraulic winch from JonRie of New Jersey.
The tugs will measure 94′ long with a 32′ beam, and a 13′ depth.
All Chesapeake Shipbuilding tugs are built in a controlled indoor environment prior to being moved and launched into Maryland’s Wicomico River.
Chesapeake Shipbuilding has recently made significant upgrades to its shipyard to increase its production capacity and efficiency, including acquiring additional land, building two new hull fabrication buildings and investing in additional automated equipment.
The yard is located on 14 acres of level land, with more than 2,400 ft of deepwater bulkhead, along the protected waters of the Wicomico River. It has two large outfitting basins, three side launch systems, plus a ground transfer system and various hull fabrication buildings and shops.