BAE Systems’ Jacksonville, Fla., shipyard has delivered the new 141', 12,000-hp tug Sea Power to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Seabulk Tankers Inc. The new tug will be used to enhance Seabulk’s Jones Act coastal operation, powering barges that carry chemical and petroleum products between U.S. ports.
The twin-screw Sea Power will be paired with a high-specification, 30,000-dwt chemical tank barge forming an articulated tug-barge unit. BAE Systems and Guido Perla & Associates Inc., designed the ATB tug.
“We are proud to deliver Sea Power to our customer, Seabulk Tankers, and believe that the vessel will provide outstanding service for many years to come,” David Thomas, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair said in a statement announcing the delivery. “Our collaborative relationship with Seabulk Tankers and the dedication of our highly-skilled shipbuilders made this ship delivery possible.”
Earlier this year, the Jacksonville shipyard delivered the fourth and final 252'x60'x25.7' platform supply vessel, the Squall, to Jackson Offshore Operators, New Orleans. The 4,357-dwt Squall is chartered to BP America in the U.S. Gulf.