Diversified Marine delivers Tier 4 Athena to Crowley

(SEATTLE) — Crowley has taken delivery of Athena, its fourth and most powerful Tier 4 ship assist and harbor escort tugboat.

The 77-foot Athena provides the agility of its compact size without the sacrifice of power – offering the most bollard pull for a tug under 80 feet in the market. The vessel operates on a pair of Caterpillar Marine 3516 Tier 4-compliant engines, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions while achieving a power output of nearly 6,800 horsepower and 96 tons of bollard pull.

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“We are proud to add another powerful vessel to our Tier 4 fleet,” said Paul Manzi, vice president, Crowley Shipping. “Joining sister Tier 4 tugs Hercules and Apollo as well as our tug Valor, Athena further exemplifies Crowley’s commitment to sustainable performance for customers, advancing our progress to reduced emissions and a smaller carbon footprint.”

Serving the Pacific Northwest out of Puget Sound, Athena, built by Diversified Marine Inc. and chartered from Brusco Tug & Barge, complies with U.S. EPA Tier 4 pollution control technology criteria. The vessel is outfitted with remote monitoring for increased vessel efficiency and data interchange.

“We are pleased to have built another record-setting tug for Crowley’s fleet. Athena is going to be a head turner in the Puget Sound,” said Frank Manning, vice president, business development and operations, Diversified Marine. “We appreciate the partnership between Brusco Tug & Barge and Crowley and look forward to continuing to move the needle in tug performance, technology and sustainability.”

– Crowley

By Rich Miller