Great Lakes Shipyard is making progress on the construction of two new Aura-class tugs for SEACOR Holdings Inc. Hull 9201 was the first of the tugs to be launched using the shipyard’s 770-ton Travelift. The tugs will undergo various testing over the upcoming weeks.
Great Lakes Shipyard was awarded contracts by Caribbean Tugz LLC, an affiliate of SEACOR, to simultaneously build the new state-of-the-art 50-ton bollard pull tugs. Designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants Inc., Seattle, the new tugs are built to the highest standards of the American Bureau of Shipping.
The tugs AURA and ATLAS will be completed in May.
Great Lakes Shipyard is a full-service yard specializing in new construction, fabrication, and repairs of all types of vessels and barges. The yard is currently drydocking the Luedtke Engineering tug KRISTA S for repairs and was also recently awarded a repair contract for the Coast Guard cutter NEAH BAY (WTGB-105).