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HULL #133
Conceptual rendering courtesy of: Entech and Associates

Under Construction, to be completed in 2020, by the Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corporation of Salisbury, Maryland (hull #133) for the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland.

Designed by Frank Basile of Entech and Associates of Houma, Louisiana. She will be the twentieth Sassafras class tug constructed for the Vane Brothers Company.

She will be powered by two, Tier III complaint, Caterpillar 3512 diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG 6500 reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.04:1. Turning two, Rolls Royce, Troost, 87(in), four bladed, fixed pitch, propellers. For a rated 3,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service will be provided by two, Tier III complaint, 99kW, John Deere generator sets. The tug's capacities are 65,575 gallons of fuel, 2,068 gallons of lube oil, and 2,890 gallons of water.

The towing gear will consist of a single drum, JonRie InterTech towing winch. Driven by a single, John Deere 4045 diesel engine. With an electric, JonRie InterTech, deck capstan mounted on her stern.


  • Vessel Name: HULL #133
  • USCG Doc. No.: N/A
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: N/A
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 133
  • Ship Builder: CHESAPEAKE SHIPBUILDING CORP
  • Year Built: 2020
  • Length: 90.2
  • Hailing Port: BALTIMORE, MD.
  • Hull Depth: 13.5
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 99
  • Net Tonnage: 72
  • Owner:
    VANE LINE BUNKERING INC
    2100 FRANKFURST AVENUE
    BALTIMORE, MD 21226