Nichols Brothers Launches First of 2 New Tugboats

Twin-Screw Tugboats

By MarEx 2017-05-04 16:24:04

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) launched the first of two (2) 120’ x 35’ x 19’-3” Twin-Screw Tugboats for Kirby Offshore Marine (KOM). The M/V Mount Baker will join KOM’s fleet in May 2017 while the sister-ship M/V Mount Drum will be delivered in November 2017. These vessels will be the third and fourth vessels NBBB has delivered to KOM in the last year.

The 120’ x 35’ x 19’-3” tugboats are a Jensen Maritime Consultants, of Seattle Washington, design. The vessels are fully ABS classed, including UWILD notation, and compliant with USCG Subchapter C, as required at delivery.

Powered by two Caterpillar 3516C, 2447 BHP at 1600 rpm main engines with Reintjes reduction gears turning two NautiCAN fixed pitched propellers with fixed nozzles. These vessels also have two John Deere 6090AFM85 generators for electrical service. Deck machinery includes one TESD-34 Markey tow winch, one CEW-60 Markey electric capstan, and one M&S Marine Solutions Tow Pin.

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