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Tug Rhea is a near twin of ELSBETH III. She has brand new Tier II Mitsubishi engines and ice class props with all systems in triplicate for enhanced reliability. Rhea is fully fitted for extended service at sea or in distant and remote locations.


Year Built 2002
Built By Captain Latham Smith
Official Number 1122626


LOA 90'
Breadth 40'
Draft Loaded 16'
Draft Light 12'
GRT 98
NRT 66
ITC 299


Main Engines Three Mitsubishi S12R-Y2MPTK TIER II (New Nov. 2013)
Horsepower 5000
Bollard Pull 55 tons
Propellers Three Ice-Class “C” props in Kort Nozzles
Marine Gears Three ZF Gears 6.9:1 Ratio
Generators Four Gen Sets (1) 99KW JD, (1) 100KW IVECO, (1) 60KW GM671, (1) 40KW JD


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 1700’ of 2 ¼ or 56 mm towing wire
Stern Roller Heavy 6’ diameter by 8’ long and able to deck a 15 ton anchor
Crane One  2 ton HIAB Marine Crane
Tugger Air 2 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


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


42 ‘ Eye level with full controls for inland pushing and for easy barge handling


3000 Pound anchor with 7 shots of 1 ¼ “ chain able to anchor tug and tow / Bow windlass with capstan


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