August 25, 2016
This summer, Bay-Houston Towing Co. and Suderman & Young Towing Co. held christening ceremonies for their newest tugs. The Robert Allan Ltd. designed Z-Tech® 2400 class vessels; H Douglas M and Zyana K and Neptune and Triton have joined the technologically advanced fleet operated by G & H Towing Co. Representatives of Robert Allan Ltd., Eastern Shipbuilding Group and other major equipment suppliers attended the festivities in Galveston, Texas.
Photo by Robert Mihovil
Particulars of the Z-Tech® 2400 are:
|Depth, moulded (hull):||15’-9”|
Tank capacities are as follows:
|Fuel Oil:||37,600 US gallons|
|Potable Water:||6,200 US gallons|
|Sewage:||2,900 US gallons|
The tugs are designed and built in accordance with ABS Rules for Towing Vessels and are compliant with Load Line regulations.
As per their precursors (Chloe K and Zeus, delivered in 2014) the four tugs met or exceeded owner’s requirements at sea trials and achieved a speed of 12 knots.
Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida is building two more identical Z-Tech® 2400 tugs for each of the two owners. Upon completion of these vessels, G & H Towing will operate 6 Z-Tech® 7500 and 10 Z-Tech® 2400 tugs, having one of the largest Z-Tech® fleets in the Z-Tech® club!
For more information on the four newly christened tugs, the Z-Tech® class, or on any other high performance vessel designs developed by Robert Allan Ltd., please contact email@example.com.