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H-2 "HANDY-TWO"

Built in 2008, by the Great Lakes Shipyard Incorporated of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #102) as the Handy-Two for the Great Lakes Group of Cleveland, Ohio.

In 2008, the tug was transferred to the Puerto Rico Tug and Barge Company of San Juan, Puerto Rico. A division of the Great Lakes Group of Cleveland, Ohio.

She was the first Handy Size class tugboats designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants, Seattle, Washington for the Great Lakes Group of Cleveland, Ohio. The tugs were designed, and built for harbor work, and coastal barge towing.

In 2009, she was acquired by Empresa Nacional Portuaria, run by the Honduran government, and was renamed the Harry Brautigam.

Powered by two Cummins QSK-38 diesel engines. With Twin Disk MG 540 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.17:1. Turning two 72(in) diameter four bladed, stainless steel propellers, mounted in nozzles. For a rated 2,800 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 65kW generator sets.
(Paul Strubeck)


  • Vessel Name: H-2 "HANDY-TWO"
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9532953
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 102
  • Ship Builder: THE GREAT LAKES TOWING COMPANY
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Length: 70
  • Hull Depth: 15
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 90
  • Net Tonnage: 61