Aboard Seabulk’s New Rotortug in the Mobile River

Featured Article Jan 26 2017

I arrived at the gates of the Port of Mobile (Ala.) early Tuesday morning, where I was to meet officials from Seabulk Towing. Security at the port had tightened since the last time I was there several years ago. I was told to go to the port police department building to wait for Chris Pittman, Seabulk’s operations manager in Mobile, and Tony Caggiano, Seabulk’s senior marketing manager, in from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Caggiano had extended an invitation to me to come to Mobile to check out the Trident, the first of three new 98’6″x43’6″x15’7″ Robert Allan-designed Advanced Rotortugs (ART) for Seabulk. Built at Master Boat Builders down the road from Mobile in Bayou La Batre, Ala., the Trident represents the first time the Rotortug, which features triangular propulsion to enhance maneuverability, will be used in the U.S.

Read the full article written by Ken Hocke’s on Workboat's website here.

Date released: Jan 26 2017