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Vessel Conversion and Repair
SHIPBUILDING & REPAIR sel completed for Vane Brothers under the supervision of Shayne and the Lady Dashelle, for Smithbridge of Bris-
Senior Port Captain Jim Demske, whose reputation for bane Australia. These 25-ft tugs feature twin John Deere delivering superior tugboats that emphasize functionality, model diesel engines with a combined rating of 600hp and crew comfort and safety is widely recognized in the mari- conventional shaft drives with reversing gears.
time industry. “The Lady Shayne and Lady Dashelle will be assigned “Midway through our contract with St. Johns Ship to a very high pro? le marine construction site in Botany
Building, we are thrilled with the high quality of the four Bay in Sydney, Australia where a new bulk liquid terminal
Elizabeth Anne Class tugboats that are now hard-working is being built to accommodate tankers,” said Ron Mason, members of the Vane ? eet,” Hughes said. “The Delaware Marine Operations Manager and New Construction Proj- and her three sister tugs (built by SJSB) bring heightened ects Manager for Smithbridge.
performance, crew comfort and safety to the ocean-service With these tugs, Smithbridge can adapt various kinds towing sector. We look forward to more of the same from of utility equipment to the front of the vessel for different the four remaining tugboats being delivered by St. Johns project requirements, “thanks to the excellent job St. Johns later this year.” did in developing our hydraulic anchor handling frame for the front,” said Mason. The Shayne and Dashelle will
ST. JOHNS SHIP BUILDING handle the 160-ft by 80-ft piling barge as it goes through
SJSB boasts a line of sub-25 foot tugboats with a va- the piling process for the terminal.
riety of custom packages that makes them an extremely Although SJSB has attempted to expedite builds and attractive product for a variety of barge operators, marine routinely starts new 25 foot tugs on spec, there has not construction companies and inland-waterway transients. been any that have been completed prior to a customer
Two of these custom-built twin-screw push tugs, the Lady purchasing the future product. In addition to these new-
The second of four new 152’x 52’x 12’, 150-passenger, 30-vehicle ferries, designed by Seattle-based Elliott Bay
SJSB boasts a line of sub-25 foot tugboats with a variety of custom packages that makes them an extremely attractive product for a variety of barge operators, ma- rine construction companies and inland-waterway transients. Two of these custom-built twin-screw push tugs, the Lady Shayne and the Lady Dashelle, are for Smith- bridge of Brisbane, Australia.
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