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Elsbeth II

Tug Elsbeth III is a very small powerful, agile, sea going tug able to withstand the rigors of ship and barge towing or ocean rescue service in all weather conditions. All systems in triplicate for enhanced reliability. Fully fitted out for extended service at sea or in distant and remote locations. This boat may own the fuel efficiency all time towing record - Norfolk to Seattle on 70,000 gallons with a 400ft barge.


Year Built 1987
Built By Captain Latham Smith
Official Number 909561


LOA 110'
Breadth 41'
Draft Loaded 16'
Draft Light 12'
GRT 139
NRT 95
ITC 450


Starboard Engine Starboard Engines: WARTSILA 8R22 (Overhauled Jan 2013)
Center Engine MITSUBISHI -S16R-MPTA (Overhauled April 2015)
Port Engine MITSUBISHI -S16R-MPTA (New April 2015)
Horsepower 6000
Propellers Three Ice-Class “C” props in Kort Nozzles
Bollard Pull 70 tons


Diesel 110,000 us gal
Lube Oil     1,800 us ga
Potable water 8,000 us gal     equipped with desalination plant 600 gal per day


Tow Winch Double Drum   Almond Johnson  Lower drum 2200’  2 ¼”   Upper drum 1850’ 2 ¼”
4 Generators (1 New and 1 Rebuilt in Jan 2013)
Crane 3 Ton HIAB Marine Crane
Tugger Air 1 ton tugger to move rigging in place
Towing Gear Bridles chain and wire / surge chain / portable running lights
Pushing Gear Pushing gear for canal transits / harbor entrances
Satellite Communication MINI M  system and  TELAURUS system


Heavy reinforced ½” plate / keel plate 1 ½” plate with 17 integral tanks, heavy rubber fendering

Upper Pilot House

55 ‘ Eye level with full controls for inland pushing and for easy barge handling / 62’ bridge clearance


2 @ 7000 pound each in recessed pockets able to anchor tug and tow / Bow windlass with capstans


Thirty days towing  /  Sixty days utility work 


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