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Built in 2012, VT Halter Marine shipyard of Escatawpa, Mississippi (hull #2006) as the Evening Star for the Bouchard Transportation Company of Melville, New York.

Powered by two Tier II complaint EMD R8-710G7C-T2 diesel engines. With Reintjes GMBH WAF 1563 HL/HR reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.429:1. Turning two bronze, Hung Shen Machinery, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two 99kW generators. With a third 99kW generator that serves as an emergency back up. The tug's capacities are 4,970 gallons of potable water, 86,927 gallons of fuel, 254 gallons of hydraulic oil, and 1,855 gallons of lube oil.

She is classed by the American Bureau of Shipping as an A1 Towing Vessel. The tug is a dual mode towing vessel. Equipped with an INTERcon Coupler System, as well as a towing machine and traditional towing equipment.

  • Vessel Name: EVENING STAR
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1234828
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9629768
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted Registry
  • Call Sign: WDG5016
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: VTHM HULL 2006
  • Ship Builder: VT HALTER MARINE
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Length: 112
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 17
  • Hull Breadth: 35
  • Gross Tonnage: 188
  • Net Tonnage: 128
  • Owner:
    MELVILLE, NY 1174