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CONTENDER

Built in 2017, by North American Shipbuilding Incorporated of LaRose, Louisiana (hull #324) as the Contender for Edison Chouest Offshore Incorporated of Galliano, Louisiana.

Powered by two, Tier IV complaint, sixteen cylinder, Caterpillar C-280-16 diesel engines. With Rolls Royce US-60 CPP z drives. Outfitted with two, 157.5(in), controllable pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tractor tug, rated at 10,192 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 564kW, Leroy Somer C-18, generator sets. With a third, 300kW, Leroy Somer ARCB 47.2, generator set. The tug's capacities are 91,931 gallons of fuel, 4,411 gallons of lube oil, 248 gallons of hydraulic oil, 44,380 gallons of ballast, and 13,208 gallons of water


  • Vessel Name: CONTENDER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1283119
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9824203
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 324
  • Ship Builder: NORTH AMERICAN SHIPBUILDING INC.
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Length: 140.3
  • Hailing Port: VALDEZ, AK.
  • Hull Depth: 17
  • Hull Breadth: 56
  • Gross Tonnage: 1161
  • Net Tonnage: 884
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    ALASKA VENTURES LLC, ALASKA VENTURES LLC