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Elsbeth III

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 1998
Built By Captain Latham Smith
Official Number 1075804


LOA 90'
Breadth 40'
Draft Loaded 16'
Draft Light 12'
GRT 98
NRT 66
ITC 301


Main Engines Three Mitsubishi S12R-Y1MPTA (New  Dec 2008)
Marine Gears Three ZF Gears fitted out with trolling valves for continuous shaft RPM control   0-260     
Horsepower 5000
Bollard Pull 50 tons
Propellers Three Bird-Johnson Props in Kort Nozzles
Bow Thruster 100 hp


Diesel 80,000 us gal.
Lube Oil :  1,000 us gal
Potable water 8,000 us gal    - equipped with desalination plant 600 gal per day


Tow Winch Primary: Almon Johnson, holding 2200’ of 2 ¼ or 56 mm towing wire
Tow Winch Secondary Holding 1800’ of 2 ¼ or 56 mm towing wire
Stern Roller Heavy: 6’ diameter by 10’ long and able to deck a 15 ton anchor
Crane: One  HIAB 1 ton 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
1 Outboard Rescue Launch
Satellite Comms   One Telaurus / Iridium


Heavy reinforced ½ “ plate with 15 integral tanks, heavy rubber fendering


3000 Pound anchor with 6 shots of 1 ¼ “ chain able to anchor tug and tow / Bow windlass with capstan


Thirty days towing  /  Sixty days utility work


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