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CHINCOTEAGUE
Conceptual rendering courtesy of: Castleman Maritime, LLC.

Built n 2018, by Conrad Industries of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #491) as the Chincoteague for the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland.

Designed by Greg Castleman of Castleman Maritime of Clear Lake Shores, Texas. She is 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 for the company.

Named for Chincoteague Inlet, which is an inlet on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Located at the mouth of the Chincoteague Channel, between Wallops Island and Assateague Island.

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.

Tug's electrical service is provided by two, 125kW Cummins generator sets. Driven by two, Cummins QSB7-DM Diesel engines. With a third 60 kW emergency generator, driven by a Cummins QSB7-DM diesel engine.

The tug's towing equipment consists of two deck capstans, one mounted on the bow. And, one mounted on the stern. The capstans were supplied by Coastal Marine Equipment Incorporated of Gulfport. Mississippi.

Outfitted with a Beacon-Finland JAK 700 coupler system. The tug is "married" with an 80,000(bbl), 405(ft), by 74(ft), by 32(ft), double hulled barge, the Double Skin 802. That was constructed simultaneously at Conrad Industries of Morgan City, Louisiana for the Vane Brothers Company.


  • Vessel Name: CHINCOTEAGUE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1266773
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDJ9354
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 491
  • Ship Builder: CONRAD SHIPYARD LLC
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Length: 110
  • Hailing Port: BALTIMORE, MD.
  • Hull Depth: 14
  • Hull Breadth: 38
  • Gross Tonnage: 476
  • Net Tonnage: 380
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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