New push tug delivered to Vane Brothers
The newbuild, Annapolis, has a design that is identical to the tug Salisbury, delivered in 2019.
“Vane Brothers continues to invest in thoughtfully crafted tugboats and barges that operate to the highest standards demanded by our customers. These purpose-built vessels maximize efficiency in their defined markets while meeting strict, Coast Guard-enforced Subchapter M safety requirements,” said Vane Brothers President C. Duff Hughes.
To create the Salisbury Class design,Chesapeake Naval Architect John Womack worked in close collaboration with Vane Brothers Port Captain Jim Demske, who has overseen construction of nearly 50 tugboats for Vane over the last two decades.
The Annapolis is powered by two Caterpillar 3512 Tier 3, 1,500-horsepower engines. The tug is named for the capital city of Maryland, which is also home to the U.S. Naval Academy. Vane Brothers has been headquartered in Maryland since 1898.
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