First Tier IV Tug on US East Coast Arrives in NYC

The tug's namesake at the controls. Steering the first Tier IV tug on the US East Coast.
The tug's namesake at the controls. Steering the first Tier IV tug on the US East Coast. (Chairman Captain Brian A. McAllister and President Buckley McAllister)

By MarEx 2017-08-10 11:05:59

McAllister Towing is proud to announce the arrival in NY of the tug Capt. Brian A. McAllister, the first in a series of new builds that will enhance shipdocking on the East Coast for years to come.

The Capt. Brian A. McAllister is the first EPA Tier IV tug on the U.S. East Coast. She is powered by 3516E Tier IV Caterpillar engines with twin Schottel SRP4000FP units. Packed into her 100’ x 40’ hull is 6,770 horsepower and over 80 metric tons of bollard pull. Combining that power with a Markey class III escort winch on the bow and a Markey 2 1/4" wire winch on the stern puts the Capt. Brian in a class of her own. State of the art remote controlled fire monitors and deluge systems (ABS FiFi certified) complete the package, making the tug a total Escort/Shipdocking/Rescue vessel unique to any East Coast port, let alone New York Harbor.

Captain Jackie Benton, who delivered the tug from Horizon Shipbuilding in Alabama, said the Capt. Brian A. McAllister “is one of the best riding Z-boats I’ve ever handled. She runs smooth as silk and is a fantastic boat.”. Upon her arrival, she was quickly put to work on the recent ULCV’s and SULCV’s calling the port. On one of her first jobs Mate Matt Jernegan was at the helm and said “Her rate of turn was amazing. The power this tug has and her capabilities, allows us to be more efficient and safely handle these monstrous container ships.”

The Capt. Brian A. McAllister is named after the company’s Chairman. She is the 31st and most powerful tractor tug in McAllister’s fleet.

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