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    Bollinger delivers first of new class of ocean tug for Crowley Maritime

    Vessel & ROV News // September 13, 2012

    Bollinger Marine Fabricators has delivered Ocean Wave, the first of four 'Ocean' class tugs, to Crowley Maritime Corporation.

    "We are extremely proud of our Ocean class team and the delivery of the first in class tug, Ocean Wave," said Chris Bollinger, executive vice president of Bollinger Shipyards.

    “Our partners, Crowley and Jensen, as well as our numerous vendors, have worked hard to develop and deliver a premier vessel into the international marine market and we look forward to future deliveries of sister Ocean Wind and the DP2 vessels Ocean Sky and Ocean Sun."

    Ocean Wave is the first of the Ocean class tugs and is the first of two 10,880 bhp units that have dynamic positioning to DP1 standard.

    Ocean Wave is a twin screw vessel with controllable pitch propellers (CPP) in nozzles with independent high lift rudders. The hull is welded steel construction and is outfitted for long range ocean towing, dynamic positioning, firefighting, rescue and salvage towing, as well anchor handling.

    The vessel is designed and outfitted with all tanks containing oil and oil traces inboard of the side shell to create a double hull and designed for zero discharge of any machinery cooling water, gray or black water, further safeguard the environment. 

    “Taking delivery of this first ocean-class tug is a significant milestone for Crowley and our customers who will benefit from its use on their projects,” said Tom Crowley, company chairman, president and CEO. 

    “These Jensen Maritime-designed towing vessels, three of which are under construction at Bollinger, are a new generation of powerful, high-tech and environmentally friendly workhorses for Crowley that will further solidify our standing as an industry leader in ocean towing, salvage and offshore marine support for the upstream energy industry.” 



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