SALISBURY, MD – December 20, 2017 – Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. of Salisbury, MD announced today that it has signed another new agreement with Vane Brothers of Baltimore, MD to design and build four new Sub-Chapter, M-Compliant, Push Tugs, yet to be named. This new order will bring the total number of tugs to 20 that have been built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding for Vane Brothers since 2007.
Design and construction on the new tugs will begin immediately in Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s hull fabrication buildings. The four new vessels will be sisterships.
The new 3000 horsepower tugs will be equipped with twin Caterpillar 3512 main engines, conventional shafts, rudders and flanking rudders. They will accommodate up to 7 crew members and will have large, modern private and semi-private quarters. The Chesapeake designed tugs will be 94’ LOA, with a 34’ molded beam and a 10’ 6” molded depth.
About Chesapeake Shipbuilding
Chesapeake Shipbuilding designs and builds steel commercial vessels between 100 and 400 feet. The yard has upgraded its production capacity significantly in recent years, by acquiring additional land, building two new hull fabrication buildings and investing in additional automated equipment.
Chesapeake Shipbuilding is the leading designer and builder of commercial ships in the United States with over 40 years of experience and specialization in the design and construction of passenger vessels, tugboats, ferry boats, etc.
Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s construction yard is located on 15 acres of level land, with more than 2400 ft. of deepwater bulkhead, along the protected waters of Maryland’s Wicomico River. The Shipyard has two outfitting basins, 3 level construction/side launch systems, plus a ground transfer system and various hull fabrication buildings and shops. Chesapeake Shipbuilding has a skilled workforce and a convenient location near the marine suppliers in Norfolk, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. For more information, please visit www.chesapeakeshipbuilding.com.
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