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tugs53

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New 'Crowley' pusher tugs
« on: July 27, 2010, 13:28:46 »
A shot of the first of a new class of pusher tug, being built in the US for Crowley Maritime.

Check out the under-body :o :o
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Re: New 'Crowley' pusher tugs
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2010, 13:37:45 »
 thats a weired looking boat :)   but must 'work' as crowley are having it built :)  regards ray
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Re: New 'Crowley' pusher tugs
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010, 13:45:35 »
Oh boy that is one ugly boat!! :o :o :o
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Re: New 'Crowley' pusher tugs
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 14:16:52 »
They are different.

You're back to the computer there Mike!

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Re: New 'Crowley' pusher tugs
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 17:50:45 »
Hi Mike:

Yes...was away on the boat and out of "wireless" range.
Kinda nice actually....no comp...no cell phones!!

Back at the dock now, to replenish.
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Re: New 'Crowley' pusher tugs
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2010, 23:07:05 »
Interesting engine pods and enclosed working deck. Does anyone have any more information on this class?

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Re: New 'Crowley' pusher tugs
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 03:04:21 »
Interesting engine pods and enclosed working deck. Does anyone have any more information on this class?

Crowley is building three of them to mate with their new 330,000 barrel "750" series barges.

The tugs will have over 16,000 horsepower and should be able to push the barges in excess of 15 knots.

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Re: New 'Crowley' pusher tugs
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010, 04:37:26 »
Those PODs have been popular with high speed ferry boats. I think it is called SWATH technology--may be wrong there (am over 50). The rams for the ATB connection are fairly substantial.
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Re: New 'Crowley' pusher tugs
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2010, 18:25:04 »
This boat has just about made it to the top of my "To do next" list. Can anyone point me in the direction of more photos or information?
Thanks
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Re: New 'Crowley' pusher tugs
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2010, 22:49:41 »
Thanks. Also found some photos here:
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Re: New 'Crowley' pusher tugs
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2010, 22:18:17 »
ugly ships press here i come! ;D

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Re: New 'Crowley' pusher tugs
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2010, 22:25:07 »
looks like the xbow even uglier sister
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Re: New 'Crowley' pusher tugs
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2010, 16:24:18 »
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