Donjon and Seacor Announce Completion of Ken Boothe, Sr. Tugboat

Erie, PA – Donjon Marine Co., Inc., along with partner SEACOR Holdings Inc. have announced the completion of the tugboat, Ken Boothe, Sr. The 10,700 Horsepower tug will work as an Articulated Tug/Barge (I.E. ATB) in conjunction with a 34,000 ton capacity self unloading bulk cargo barge. (see specifications, below) The tugboat was constructed in the Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair facility over the last 14 months. The still-to-be-named cargo barge is scheduled to be delivered in early Spring of 2012. “We are very pleased to see the completion of this state-of-the-art towing vessel, and to share in the success with our partner SEACOR. This represents a new and exciting chapter in our companies’ stories,” said J. Arnold Witte, President and CEO, Donjon Marine Co., Inc. Donjon Marine Co., Inc. ( provides a broad spectrum of marine services, including dredging, marine salvage, heavy lift transport, tug/barge transportation, demolition, pollution control and remediation, shipbuilding and repair, as well as land-based metals recycling, demolition and landfill remediation/site management. Based in New York and New Jersey, Donjon and its affiliates maintain offices, assets and personnel throughout the Northeast, with operations spanning the globe. SEACOR Holdings Inc. is a diversified, multinational company that owns and operates marine and aviation assets primarily servicing the oil and gas, industrial aviation and marine transportation industries.
SEACOR also owns and operates bulk commodity barges along the U.S. Inland River Waterways, specializes in the purchase, storage, transportation and sale of agricultural and energy commodities, and provides environmental response solutions to governments and industry.
Tug “Ken Boothe, Sr.â€
ABS Great Lakes Load Line
Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair Hull #108
LOA – 135’ 4â€
Beam – 50’
Depth – 26’
Draft, Design (DWL) – 18’
Speed – 16 knots
Horsepower – 10,700
GRT – 1250
NRT – 832
Connection System – Hydraconn
Unmanned Self-Unloading Dry Cargo Barge
ABS Great Lakes Load Line
Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair
Hull #115
LOA – 740’
Beam – 78’ Depth – 45’
Draft, Keel (DWL) – 27’ 6â€
Cargo – 33,892 LT
Unload Rate – 6000 tons-per-hour (most common cargos – iron ore (taconite pellets), coal, and stone)v
By Professional Mariner Staff