Under Construction, to be completed in 2017. By Conrad Industries of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #492) as the Wachapreague for the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland.
Designed by Greg Castleman of Castleman Maritime of Clear Lake Shores, Texas. She will the fourth Articulated Tug and Barge for the Vane Brothers Company. And, the second to be designed by Castleman Maritime, and constructed by Conrad Industries.
Named for Wachapreague, Virginia. Which is a town in Accomack County, Virginia. The town has a total area of 0.3 square miles, all of it land.
She will be powered by two, Tier III compliant, Cummins QSK-60M diesel engines. With Reintjes WAF 873 reduction gears, at a ratio of 7.087:1. Turning two, 102(in), four bladed, fixed pitch, bronze propellers. For a rated 4,400 horsepower.
The electrical service will be provided by two 125kW Cummins generator sets. With a third 60 kW emergency generator.
She will be outfitted with a Beacon-Finland JAK 700 coupler system. The tug will be "married" with an 80,000(bbl), 405(ft), by 74(ft), double hulled barge, the Double Skin 802. That will be constructed simultaneously at Conrad Industries of Morgan City, Louisiana.