Sipping at the Shipyard II

Networking at The Great Lakes Towing Company

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Great Lakes Shipyard, a division of The Great Lakes Towing Company, celebrated the signing of a construction contract to build another of its HandySize Class, 3,400 HP twin-screw tugboat for harbor towing operations in Puerto Quetzal; a growing principal commercial cargo, container, and cruise port located on the Pacific coast of Guatemala in Central America.

Now you have the opportunity to check out its progress and enjoy some networking and a short tour of the facility.

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The HandySize Class tug was designed by Jensen Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, Seattle, Washington. It is specifically designed for harbor work and coastal towing. It is 74-feet long with a beam of 30 feet, and a design draft of 11.5 feet. It is to be built to American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) standards and its Cummins QSK-50 main diesel propulsion engines, each rated at 1700 BHP@ 1600 rpm meet US EPA Tier III emission regulations delivering superior fuel economy, durability, and reliability.

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