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HANDY-THREE
Pictured as: the Handy-Three (Puerto Rico Tug and Barge) Photo by: Marc Boucher

Built in 2012, by Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio (hull #103) as the Handy-Three for the Great Lakes Group of Cleveland, Ohio.

She was the third Handy Size class tugboats designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants, Seattle, Washington for the Great Lakes Group. Built for harbor work, and coastal barge towing. The tug was assigned to the Great Lakes Group subsidiary the Puerto Rico Tug and Barge Company of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In 2015, the Puerto Rico Tug and Barge Company was acquired by the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut.

Powered by two Tier II compliant, Cummins QSK-50 diesel engines. With Twin Disk MG 540 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.17:1. Turning two 72(in( diameter Kaplan propellers, mounted in type 37, stainless steel, lined nozzles. For a rated 4,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 65kW generator sets. The units provide the electrical needs while the standard 2,000 Gallons Per Minute fire pumps. Which feed a single, forward deckhouse mounted monitor. Is driven by one of the generators. The tug's capacities are 21,000 gallon of fuel, and 1,800 gallons of water.


  • Vessel Name: HANDY-THREE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1239468
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDG3740
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 103
  • Ship Builder: THE GREAT LAKES TOWING COMPANY
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Length: 70.1
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 15
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 90
  • Net Tonnage: 61
  • Owner:
    PUERTO RICO TOWING & BARGE CO
    50 LOCUST AVE.
    NEW CANAAN, CT 06840
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    PUERTO RICO TOWING & BARGE CO