McAllister Towing Enriches Fleet with Eco-Conscious Tug, Grace McAllister
In a recent development, McAllister Towing of New York has enriched its fleet with the addition of a new shipdocking tractor tug, christened the Grace McAllister. The vessel was constructed at the Washburn & Doughty shipyard in East Boothbay, Maine, bearing testament to the craftsmanship and technical prowess associated with the shipyard.
The Grace McAllister stands as a robust symbol of power on the waters, with its considerable dimensions of 93 feet in length and 38 feet in breadth. A key feature of the tug is its impressive power source: advanced 3516E Tier IV Caterpillar engines. These engines drive the twin Schottel SRP 490 Z-drive units, allowing the tug to exert a formidable force. The evidence of this power lies in the vessel’s outstanding 6,770 horsepower capacity and its achievement of more than 85 metric tons during its bollard pull certification tests.
Further enhancing its operational capabilities, the tug is fitted with Markey winches at both the bow and stern. This feature augments the tug’s towing and docking abilities, making it a valuable addition to McAllister Towing’s fleet.
Another remarkable feature of Grace McAllister is its Low Emission Vessel class notation, awarded by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). This certification serves as recognition of the tug’s environmental credentials and stands as a testament to McAllister Towing’s commitment to operating environmentally friendly vessels. This is in line with global efforts to reduce the environmental impact of maritime activities and move towards more sustainable practices.
The Grace McAllister now joins McAllister Towing’s green fleet, which includes other eco-conscious tugs such as Ava McAlister and Capt. Brian A. McAllister, all serving the Port of New York. McAllister Towing continues to demonstrate its commitment to environmental stewardship and maritime excellence through its choice of vessels.