First U.S.-Built Rotortug Now in Service with Seabulk Towing

Featured Article Feb 09 2017

The first U.S.-built Rotortug – ART Trident — has undergone trials and is now in service.

Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., and designated as an ART 80-98US, she was built in the Bayou La Batre, AL, shipyard of Master Boat Builders and is the first in a series of three tugs being constructed for Seabulk Towing of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The ART (Advanced Rotortug designation applies to Robert Allan Ltd. designed tugs featuring the unique triple Z-drive configuration, originally conceived and developed by Rotortug (KST) B.V. of the Netherlands. Offering exceptional omnidirectional maneuverability and control, with a redundant propulsion machinery configuration, the ART series offers enhanced performance for ship-handling, terminal support and escort towing.

Read the full article written by Nick Blenkey on Marine Log's website here.

Date released: Feb 09 2017