Vigor delivers 3,000-hp tug to Harley

Vigor’s Seattle shipyard has delivered the 95’x38’x16’ 3,000-hp twin-screw tug Dale R Lindsey to Harley Marine Services Inc.

The 11th vessel built by Vigor for Seattle-based Harley, the Dale R Lindsey was designed by Elliott Bay Design Group for primary operation in Alaska.

“We’ve had a longstanding relationship with Vigor, built on their ability to consistently deliver a quality product to serve the needs of our customers,” said Harley Franco, founder and chairman of Harley Marine. “Their knowledge of the unique construction needs of vessels operating in the demanding Alaskan environment will be an added benefit in helping us maintain our unswerving commitment to both safety and the environment in the communities we serve.”

The ATB tug utilizes an Articouple FRM-43M coupler system to pair with the 20,000-bbl. oil barge Petro Mariner. It features a raised aluminum pilothouse, built by Kvichak, for optimal visibility.

“We’re excited about the future of our new build program and proud to have earned the opportunity to help Harley expand its Alaskan fleet,” said Keith Whittemore, Vigor executive vice president of business development. “Vigor has worked hard to expand its capabilities and has steadily grown from a barge builder to a construction portfolio that includes ferries in Seattle, Alaska and San Francisco, fishing vessels, fireboats, tugs, high performance crafts and now an ATB tug.”

At the Vigor’s Portland, Ore., shipyard, the company recently completed a pair of 83,000-bbl., double-hull ATB tank barges — Fight A.L.S and Fight Fanconi Anemia — for Harley.

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