Harley Marine names two ATB units being built at Conrad Shipyard
Harley Marine Services announces the naming of two articulated tug & barge (ATB) units currently under construction at Gunderson Marine (barges) and Conrad Shipyard (tugs), respectively. The vessels include two 116 foot tugs and two 80,000 barrel barges, the Company said in a media release.
On the first unit, the tug will be named ONECURE and the barge, ONEDREAM. The second ATB unit, the tugboat and the barge will be named TODD E PROPHET and ALL ABOARD FOR A CURE, respectively.
The tugs, each being built at Conrad Shipyard of Morgan City, Louisiana are 116 feet long with a beam of 36 feet. Each vessel is equipped with (2) GE Tier 4 propulsion engines, for a total of approximately 4,560 horsepower, and (2) John Deere, Tier 3 generators. These cutting edge engines reduce NOx and particulate matter and reinforce Harley Marine’s commitment to being an environmentally responsible leader within the maritime industry. The vessels are each equipped with a Markey tow winch and bow and stern fendering.
Built at Gunderson Marine of Portland, Oregon, the barges are 430 feet long with a beam of 76 feet with a carrying capacity of 80,000 barrels. Their state-of-the-art Nitrogen Gas Generators inject Nitrogen into all cargo compartments maintaining an inert or “oxygen deficient” environment which exponentially increases the safety of the barge. The system adds another vital level of protection to the transportation and handling of the customers petroleum products.
The ATB’s will be coupled utilizing Articouple pins to connect the tugs to the barges. These connections create one unit which functions like a tanker ensuring more stability under tow. The vessels will exceed all regulatory, internal, and customers’ expectations.
Harley Marine Services is a leading provider of marine transportation services in the United States, with operations along the West Coast (including Alaska), New York Harbor and the U.S. Gulf Coast. Services provided include the transportation and storage of petroleum products, ship assist and escort, the transportation of general cargo and rescue towing. Harley Marine is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and maintaining our obligations to employees, shareholders, our community and the environment.