McAllister towing and transport 6,770 horsepower Z-drive escort tug from Co. Inc. Captain Jim McAllister arrived today at the Port of Charleston, SC The Captain Jim was built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG), Panama City, Florida, and delivered on August 16.

The Captain Jim is the fourth in a series of four 100ft x 40ft, 80 MT tugs. The tug is the 33rd tractor tug in New York-based McAllister’s fleet. Jensen Maritime Consultants, Seattle, designed the tugboat to the max abs Maltese Cross class standards.

The vessel has received a Coast Guard Subchapter M Inspection Certificate (COI). This is the second new USCG Subchapter M qualified tug from ESG, with a COI under the new regulatory regime issued on delivery. McAllister Towing’s New Construction Delivery Team worked closely with Eastern Delivery Supervisors during the Subchapter M COI inspection. The Captain Jim McAllisterthe ship’s crew participated in the sea trials and performed the required ship safety drills.

The Captain Jim is powered by two caterpillar 3561E Tier 4 Engines, each rated at 3,386 hp @ 1,800 rpm. Engines become twin Schottel SRP4000FP drive units with nibral 4-blade 2800mm propellers with high efficiency SDN 55 nozzles. The tug is also equipped with three Cat Tier 3 C7.1 keel cooled motors driving two 118 kWhip service generators with mannual parallel, automatic start and automatic transfer.

The level 4 motorized tug is designed to handle the new generation of neo-Panamax container ships now calling regularly at several ports on the east coast. On the arch Captain Jim has a Markey DEPCF-52 75 hp fFull return / recovery class II escort winch with an 800 ’10 “line. Aft the tug has a Markey DEPC-42 hawser winch with 450 ‘of 2 1/4 “Amstel Blue line.

Rated for 80 metric tonnes of bollard pull, the new tug outperformed in sea trials and reached 82.5 tonnes during its US Bureau of Navigation bollard pull certification and had a maximum pull of 83.70 tonnes. The tug has a maximum draft of 18 ‘. Capacities include 58,710 gallons. of fuel oil, 545 gallons. lubricating oil and 3,075 gallons. drinking water.

The Captain Jim joined its sister ships, the Captain Brian McAllister, Rosemary McAllister and Ava McAllister, as the most powerful Tier 4 tugs in the McAllister fleet. The combination of its eco-friendly Cat engines with the Markey winches on the bow and stern puts the Captain Jim at the forefront of docking tugs on the U.S. east coast, McAllister said in a statement.

The Rosemary McAllister was named one of the significant boats of 2018 by Work boat magazine at the 2018 International Work Boat Show in New Orleans. The lead ship in this series of four ships, the Captain Brian, was delivered in 2017 by Horizon Shipbuilding Inc.

McAllister is eager to put the new tug into service.

“We are delighted and proud to be able to provide the latest level of service to our Charleston customers,” said Captain Steven Kicklighter, vice president and general manager of Charleston McAllister Towing Inc. “The Captain Jim will make a huge difference here. We receive 1,200 ‘/ 14,000 TEU container ships almost daily. This tugboat, with its capabilities, will be able to safely handle these vessels and even the larger ones with exceptional control and power.

The Captain Jim named after James P. McAllister, the legendary second-generation McAllister who joined the company in 1885.