Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the delivery of the Twin Z-drive Reverse Tractor Tug JEFFREY McALLISTER to McAllister Towing and Transportation Co., Inc. on January 13, 2017.
McAllister is honoring Captain Jeffrey McAllister as the vessels namesake. Capt. Jeffrey McAllister is a member of the fifth generation working at McAllister Towing. Jeff began his McAllister career in 1973 at the age of 18 when he worked as a deckhand on the fleet’s offshore crew boats. His rise at the company was attained the old-fashioned way by working his way up the hawse pipe. He worked on numerous McAllister tugs stationed everywhere from Aruba, Bonaire and eventually landing in the Port of New York. In 1977 he became a tug captain and in 1986 became a docking pilot. Today, Captain Jeff is the Senior Docking Pilot for McAllister in New York. The tug will be working in McAllister’s Charleston, SC operation and will have her christening on February 11th.
The JEFFREY McALLISTER Twin Z-drive Reverse Tractor Tug features the following characteristics:
Dimensions (Overall): 96’ x 34’ x 14’-9”
Total Horsepower: 5,000 HP @ 900 RPM.
Main Engines: (2) ABS EMD 8-710G7C 2,500HP @ 900RPM, Tier 3 EPA Certified Marine Propulsion Diesel Engines
Main Propulsion: (2) ABS Schottel SRP-1215FP Z-Drives with Shafting, Bearings and Propellers
Main Generators: (2) John Deere 4045AFM85 Tier 3 EPA Certified Marine Auxiliary Diesel Generator Set, each rated at 99kW @ 1,800 RPM
Firefighting: (1) ABS John Deere 6135AFM85 Tier 3 EPACertified Marine Auxiliary Diesel Engine with (1) InMar/FFS SFP 150x200, 3,000GPM Pump and (2) InMar/FFS 300LBM Monitor 1,500GPM each
Hawser Winch: (1) ABS Jonrie Intertech Series 250 Hydraulic Escort Hawser Winch.
Towing Winch: (1) ABS Jonrie Intertech Series 230 Hydraulic Towing Winch.
Classification: ABS A1 Towing Vessel, AMS. Loadline and Escort Service.
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