Crowley, Jacksonville, Fla., has entered into its fourth long-term charter for its newest Tier IV ship assist tug, Artemis, with Brusco Tug & Barge.
The 77' tug will deliver 7,000-hp with a bollard pull of 96 tons using two Caterpillar Marine 3516 Tier IV-compliant engines, meeting EPA emission standards. Artemis will also feature advanced technology to enhance maneuverability and provide operators with remote monitoring of its performance, making it highly efficient and versatile for various operations, Crowley said.
“Artemis will not only offer the most power for its size like its sister vessel Athena, it showcases our dedication to providing environmentally efficient services while maintaining the highest standards of performance and reliability,” Paul Manzi, vice president of Crowley Shipping, said in a statement. “We are grateful to continue collaborating with Brusco Tug & Barge and Diversified Marine to bring new vessels that advance the industry’s capabilities.”
Following its Tier IV sister vessels built by Diversified Marine — Athena, Apollo, and Hercules — Artemis will join Crowley’s established ship assist and escort fleet later this year and is expected to serve the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports.
“We are proud of our Hercules-class tugs and pleased to continue our partnership with Crowley and Brusco Tug & Barge,” said Frank Manning, president of Diversified Marine. “This will be the sixth DMI-built tug in Crowley’s fleet and the 11th we have built for Brusco.”