Under Construction, to be completed in 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 will the fifth Articulated Tug and Barge for the Vane Brothers Company. And, the third to be designed by Castleman Maritime, and constructed by Conrad Industries.
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.
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 803. That will be constructed simultaneously at Conrad Industries of Morgan City, Louisiana.