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ABUNDANCE
Conceptual rendering by: Ocean Tug and Barge Engineering

Built in 2017, by the Nichols Brothers Boatbuilders Incorporated of Freeland, Washington (hull #182) as the Abundance for Savage Marine Services of Salt Lake City, Utah.

She was the first of two, Ocean class Articulated Tug and Barge units designed by Ocean Tug and Barge Engineering of Milford, Massachusetts. And, constructed for Savage Marine Incorporated.

Outfitted with an Articouple hydraulic coupler system. The tug is powered by two, EMD 16-710T3 diesel engines. With Lufkin RHS 3200 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.3:1. Turning two, 133.82(in), fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. For a rated 8,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, Tier III compliant, 200kW Caterpillar C.7 generator sets. A third, Tier III compliant, 200kW, Caterpillar C.9 generator set. With a mounted fire pump, and one Tier III compliant, 138kW, emergency generator system.

The tug is "married" with the 508(ft) by (96), 51(ft), 22,000(st), complex, liquefied, ammonia barge, the Harvest. Which was constructed simultaneously in 2017, by Vigor Shipyard Incorporated of Portland, Oregon.


  • Vessel Name: ABUNDANCE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1274665
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 182
  • Ship Builder: NICHOLS BROS. BOATBUILDERS (ICE FLOE LLC)
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Length: 139
  • Hailing Port: TAMPA BAY, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 20
  • Hull Breadth: 29
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SAVAGE MARINE LLC, SAVAGE MARINE LLC, SAVAGE MARINE LLC