Eastern Shipbuilding Group collaborates with Bisso Offshore for new ship handling tugs
Bisso is one of the recurring customers of Eastern Shipbuilding Group.
In recent news, Eastern Shipbuilding Group, a family-held shipbuilding company based in Panama City, Florida, announced that it has signed a new contract with New Orleans-based Bisso Offshore LLC.
According to the press release released on July 15, the contract is for the construction of a pair of Robert Allan Ltd.-designed RApport 2400 ship handling tugs with escort capabilities, which will be manufactured and built to ABS class. They are designed to custom specifications and provide personalized operational features by the designer and owner while fulfilling the Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 and U.S. Coast Guard Subchapter M requirements.
Bisso Offshore currently has a tug fleet consisting of 18 vessels with a mix of seven modern tractor-class/equivalent tugs along with conventional screw tugs. The company is proudly owned by the fifth generation of Captain Joseph Bisso’s descendants. He initially started the company by launching a simple ferry service that rows people across the Mississippi River. The company is one of Eastern’s long-term customers, and to date, it has previously received four modern Z-drive tugs from Eastern since 2006, namely Josephine Anne, Beverly B., Elizabeth B and Archie T. Higgins.
According to Joey D’Isernia, president for Eastern Shipbuilding Group, the company is thrilled to be working with E.N. Bisso again for a new project, per MarineLink. D’Isernia adds that “E.N. Bisso is a valued repeat customer for us and we appreciate being selected to build this latest class of ship handling tugs.” The president also stated that the company is looking forward to another successful project with the E.N. Bisso team.
Founded in 1976 by Brian R. D’Isernia, who is also the company’s CEO and owner, the Eastern Shipbuilding Group originally constructed commercial fishing boats. Brian then entered the shipbuilding industry following the realization of designing, conceptualizing and building the vessels themselves to achieve what he wanted for them.
For specifications and tug characteristics, the main engine will consist of two Caterpillar 3512E Tier 4 diesel engines courtesy of Louisiana Cat, Reserve, La., which will be producing 2,549 hp at 1,800 rpm each. On the other hand, the main propulsion will be two Rolls-Royce US205 P20 Z-drives. The tugs will have an estimated bollard pull of 63 metric tons.
Equipment on deck will include a Washington Chain & Supply 90-ton SWL electric air remote control, manual or remote release tow hook; a Markey Machinery DEPCF-42 HS winch; Markey Machinery CEPB-40 SHP bitt capstan; and a Counterfire ES-125-400 fire monitor.
Lastly, capacities will include 8,750 gallons of water, 1,700 gallons of DEF/urea and 28,000 gallons of fuel. A twin John Deere 4045AFM85 generator engine, striking 99 kW of electrical power, will be providing the service power for the ship.
This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these important disclosures.
UBS Bailout of Credit Suisse Leaves Markets in Doubt and Spanish Banking Sector Suffers Instability
Hours after the purchase of Credit Suisse by UBS was sealed, the company's CEO has called for calm in the...
Grünhorn Becomes Sponsor of the Leipzig Kings
Grünhorn has been selling CBD oils for humans or pets, as well as skin care products and medical accessories, in...
Climate Finance: The NGO Wep-Burkina Trains about 30 Women
The coordinator of the NGO Wep-Burkina, Marie-Pierre Zoungrana, recalled that the objective of this workshop is to contribute to a...
Volatility in the Stock Markets Is Never a Good Sign
All the turmoil surrounding the collapse of SVB and Signature plus bail-outs of Credit Suisse and First Republic resulted in...
The TopRanked.io Weekly Digest: What’s Hot in Affiliate Marketing [Week 11]
Picking up where Trump left off, Biden has just put the TikTok ban back on the table. Now the question...
Biotech2 weeks ago
Bristol, Ultima Genomics, and Cityblock Health, the Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare in 2023
Crowdfunding4 days ago
The Benefits of Equity Crowdfunding for Investors Are Manifested in the Long Term
Business2 weeks ago
Low Debt Companies Are Champs For Investors Amid Ongoing Fed Talks
Featured7 days ago
Rice Demand for Exports Was Slow to Moderate
You must be logged in to post a comment Login