Bay Houston Towing orders multiple Robert Allan RAstar tugs

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Bay Houston Towing has contracted Sterling Shipyard to build RAstar 3200-W tugs, designed by Robert Allan Ltd. These tugs, classified as ABS Low Emission Vessels (US), aim to diversify the fleet with powerful, eco-friendly features. With dimensions of 105 feet in LOA, 46 feet in beam, and 18.3 feet in molded depth, the tugs prioritize enhanced seakeeping. Powered by EMD 16 E23B HD Tier 4 EPA engines, they target a notable 116 short tons of bollard pull, emphasizing emission-friendly operations. The vessels feature advanced deck machinery, including electric winches and capstans, aligning with Bay Houston Towing’s commitment to high-performance, green tugs.

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