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OHIO

Built in 2018, by the Great Lakes Shipyard of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #6502) as the Ohio for for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

The tug was the second of ten, Stan Tug 1907 ICE vessels constructed for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio. By the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

The design is based off of the Damen Shipyards Group's Stan Tug 1907 ICE design. Part of her design includes extra hull pate thickness, brackets, and fendering, so that, true to her ICE designation, she can operate safely during ice season in the Great Lakes. Making the tug the first Damen tug built under licence in the United States.

Powered by two, Tier III compliant, MTU 8V 4000 diesel engines. With Twin Disc MGX-5321 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.46:1. Turning two, 71(in), kaplan, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by one hybrid 65kW John Deere/Marathon generator set. In addition, the tug is equipped with a "FlexaGen" system, which involves a gearbox-driven electric motor aft of the port main engine, which provides ship service power when underway. The tug's capacities are 7,000 gallons of fuel, 290 gallons of lube oil, 271 gallons of dirty oil, 1,205 gallons of water.
(Paul Strubeck, Lisa Kolibabek)


  • Vessel Name: OHIO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1291445
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDK5734
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: GLS6502
  • Ship Builder: GREAT LAKES SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Length: 58
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 99
  • Net Tonnage: 68