Chesapeake delivers 12th tugboat to Vane Brothers


The following is the text of a news release from Chesapeake Shipbuilding:

(SALISBURY, Md.) — Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. has delivered another oceangoing tugboat to Vane Brothers of Baltimore, Md. The boat, named Fort McHenry, marks the 12th tugboat that Chesapeake Shipbuilding has built for the maritime transportation company. Chesapeake Shipbuilding has five additional tugboats under construction for Vane Brothers.

Fort McHenry is equipped with twin Caterpillar 3512 main engines producing a combined 3,000 horsepower, and a single-drum hydraulic winch from JonRie of New Jersey. The tug measures 94 feet long with a 32-foot beam and a 13-foot depth.

All Chesapeake Shipbuilding tugs are built in a controlled indoor environment prior to being moved and launched into Maryland’s Wicomico River. Chesapeake Shipbuilding has recently made significant upgrades to its facility to increase its production capacity and efficiency.

By Professional Mariner Staff