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Tug Boat CARL
Escort Tugs TED & GEORGE LNG Capable

Harbor Docking wanted a pair of “heavy lifters” to be able to handle the 1,100’ QMAX LNG tankers calling in Lake Charles, a 32- mile trip up the Calcasieu River. At 105 LOA and 6,140 horsepower, these Castleman Maritime designed escort tractor tugs easily qualify.

The owners travelled nationwide looking at tugs — ending up at Bisso Towboats in New Orleans.

They became quickley entralled with Castlman Maritime’s ASD tugs William Sand Michael S. For the “heavy lifting” of guiding LNG tankers upstream, they added length and power.

The owners chose the EMD diesels — their fleet now has a total of 10 of these motors in their tugs, CLICK HERE to read the “Professional Mariner” write up on thes two tugs.

Tug Boat CARL design drawing