Built in 2018, by Conrad Industries of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #492) as the Wachapreague for the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland.
Designed by Greg Castleman of Castleman Maritime of Clear Lake Shores, Texas. She is the fifth Articulated Tug and Barge for the Vane Brothers Company. And, the third to be designed by Castleman Maritime, and constructed by Conrad Industries for the company.
Named for Wachapreague, Virginia. Which is a town in Accomack County, Virginia. The town has a total area of 0.3 square miles, all of it land.
Powered by two, Tier III compliant, Cummins QSK-60M diesel engines. With Reintjes WAF 873 reduction gears, at a ratio of 7.087:1. Turning two, Hung Shen, 102(in) by 79(in), four bladed, fixed pitch, bronze propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,400 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, 125kW Cummins generator sets. Driven by two, Cummins QSB7-DM Diesel engines. With a third 65kW emergency generator, driven by a Cummins QSB7-DM diesel engine. The tug's capacities are 110,000 gallons of fuel, 4,000 gallons of lube oil, and 10,000 gallons of potable water.
Outfitted with a Beacon-Finland JAK 700 coupler system. The tug's towing equipment consists of one 40 horsepower, Coastal Marine Equipment C-83 capstan, mounted on the bow. And one, 20 horsepower, Coastal Marine Equipment C-83 capstan mounted on the stern. With a 2,500 pound Thern deck crane mounted aft.
The tug is "married" with an 80,000(bbl), 405(ft), by 74(ft), by 32(ft), double hulled barge, the Double Skin 803. The barge was constructed simultaneously at Conrad Industries of Morgan City, Louisiana for the Vane Brothers Company. The barge is also outfitted with a 500 horsepower, OmniThruster HT600 bow thruster.