Trinity to build two escort tugs for Colle and SignetYard News // May 3, 2010
Trinity Offshore has announced that Colle and Signet have signed contracts worth over US$27 million to build two 6,800 hp, 80 tonne bollard pull terminal support/escort tugs.
Colle Maritime Company, a joint venture between Colle Towing Company and Signet Maritime Corporation, will operate the vessels to provide marine services to Angola LNG Supply Services (ALSS) at the Port of Pascagoula, Mississippi.
The tugs will be built over 17 months at Trinity Offshore's Gulfport, Mississippi shipyard with deliveries planned for September of 2011.
Designed by Robert Allan Ltd, of Vancouver, B.C., these RAstar 3100 class Escort Tugs are specifically designed and engineered to offer superior ship-handling, escort, and seakeeping performance in comparison to more conventional tug designs.
The tugs incorporate a number of features to enable them to safely assist LNG tankers, oil tankers and cargo vessels calling at the LNG, oil refinery and other dry cargo terminals in Pascagoula.
The tugs will be built entirely under cover at Trinity Offshore’s 60-acre facility in Gulfport, Mississippi.