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THE HORNBLOWER GROUP forward with training, and COVID fast-forwarded that,” launches and ferries in over 13 locations along the U.S.

Paine continued. “But it will never replace anything that’s East Coast from Portland, Maine to San Juan, Puerto Rico. taken place on board the vessel. Our commitment is still And its ? eet is about to become even more modern. In to get a hand on a line, a ? re extinguisher, go down to an September McAllister announced it signed a contract for engine room, do a round, see what working on a vessel is, the construction of two new tugs to be built at Washburn because the one thing you’ll never ever get, no matter how & Doughty Associates (W&D) in East Boothbay, Maine, hard they try, from simulation to the newest thing from with an option for two additional vessels.

Amazon, is you never can get your sea legs when you’re The 93- by 38-foot tractor tugs will each offer 84 met- behind a computer on shore.” ric tons bollard pull, further enhancing McAllister’s East “When people come on board our vessels—be it in Coast ? eet with the ability to service its customers largest

Mississippi or from New York or out in California or over ships and bring McAllister’s tractor ? eet to 39 tugs with a in London—they know that they’re going to have a crew total of over 182,000 horsepower, the company said.

that’s trained, not only in some of the newest technology “McAllister Towing is expanding into the LNG and and having a chance to understand what that means, but Windfarm markets and at the same time many of our cus- at the same point, they didn’t lose those traditional mariner tomers are seeking services for larger capacity container skills that are necessary to work on a vessel.” vessels which makes the higher horsepower of these new- builds necessary for our ? eet’s abilities, said Capt. Steven

Kress, McAllister’s Vice President of Operations.

Each 6,770-hp tug will be powered by 3516E Tier 4 Cat-

McAllister Towing

New York-based McAllister Towing is a family-owned erpillar engines with twin Schottel SRP 490 Z-drive units marine transportation company founded in 1864. Today, and Markey winches on the bow and stern. Sister vessel Ei- it operates a modern ? eet of more than 60 tugs, barges, leen McAllister, delivered in 2020, achieved over 84 metric 52 | MN October 2021

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