The following is the text of a news release from Seabulk Tankers Inc.:
(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — Seabulk Tankers Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc., entered into a contract to construct one 185,000-barrel coastal chemical and petroleum articulated tug and barge (ATB) unit. The barge will be constructed by DonJon Shipbuilding and the tug will be constructed by BAE Systems. Delivery is expected in the first half of 2016.
Daniel Thorogood, President and COO of Seabulk Tankers Inc., commented, "This ATB order brings additional capabilities to Seabulk's growing fleet and positions us to service existing and developing customer requirements with modern, efficient equipment."
About Seabulk Tankers
Seabulk Tankers operates and leases double-hull, U.S.-flag, petroleum and chemical carriers. The fleet transports crude oil, clean and dirty petroleum products and specialty chemicals in both the domestic and foreign trades.