Seafarers-contracted Crowley recently announced that it has entered into the company’s fourth long-term charter for its newest Tier IV ship assist tug, the Artemis, with SIU-contracted Brusco Tug & Barge. “The powerful, state-of-the-art vessel reinforces the company’s commitment to sustainability while providing high performance,” Crowley said in a news release.
According to Crowley, the 77-foot tug “will deliver 7,000 horsepower with a bollard pull of 96 tons using two Caterpillar Marine 3516 Tier IV-compliant engines, meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emission standards. Artemis will also feature advanced technology to enhance maneuverability and provide operators with remote monitoring of its performance, making it highly efficient and versatile for various operations.”
“Artemis will not only offer the most power for its size like its sister vessel Athena; it showcases our dedication to providing environmentally efficient services while maintaining the highest standards of performance and reliability,” said Paul Manzi, vice president, Crowley Shipping. “We are grateful to continue collaborating with Brusco Tug & Barge and Diversified Marine to bring new vessels that advance the industry’s capabilities.”
The Artemis is slated to enter service later this year, serving Los Angeles and Long Beach with ship assists and escorts.
“We are proud of our Hercules Class tugs and pleased to continue our partnership with Crowley and Brusco Tug & Barge,” said Frank Manning, president, Diversified Marine. “This will be the sixth DMI-built tug in Crowley’s fleet and the eleventh we have built for Brusco. Our company is based on relationships, and we are very thankful for the relationship we have with these forward-thinking operators.”