Built in 2012, by SENESCO Marine of North Kingston, Rhode Island (hull #206) as the B. Franklin Reinauer for Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, New York.
She was the first FACETTUG II class tug designed by Robert Hill of Ocean Tug and barge Engineering for Reinauer Transportation. The tug will be shorter in length and narrower in beam, than the previous class of FACETTUG tugs.
Powered by two MTU/DDC 16v4000 series diesel engines rated 2,360 horsepower at 1,800 RPMs. With two Lufkin marine reverse reduction gears for a rated 4,000 horsepower.
The tug is outfitted with a Beacon JAK 400 coupler system. With control cabinet and remote. For service with Reinauer Transportation's JAK equipped 60,000 bbl barges and 80,000 bbl barges.
Her electrical service is provided by three John Deere 6068-T marine diesel generator sets, with 99kW generators. The tug is fitted with a John Deere 4045-T emergency generator with a marine diesel generator set with 65kW generator.
The tug is fitted with two Nautican nozzles, with a 104(in) stainless steel fixed pitch propellers. With pre constructed mounting headboxes, triple rudders, stocks, pintles, steering cylinders and rudder linkages, and stern strut tube and inlet stators.
Her deck machinery consists a 25 horsepower JonRie INTERtech capstan, with control panel. And A SOLAS approved rescue boat with a SOLAS approved electro hydraulic davit.
The tug is also fitted with remote monitoring displaying Machinery Alarms systems, and monitoring systems that includes tank level alarms as well as automation for main engine start/stop operation. She is fitted with a ballast system for trimming, dewatering and partial fuel compensation. The Tug's machinery spaces are served by an FM-200 fixed chemical extinguishing system.
She has an International Paint coating in the tanks, accommodation spaces, and exterior. Accommodations include three single staterooms and four double staterooms, galley and mess area and exercise room. Insulation includes spray on insulation as well as wall board insulation and sound dampening.
(Ocean Tug and Barge Engineering)