Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, has completed construction of a 60-foot work boat for the Port of Milwaukee. The vessel sailed from Cleveland and was delivered to the port last week .
Great Lakes Shipyard was awarded the contract by the city in June 2011.
The vessel was designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants, Seattle, Wash., to offer general harbor work, icebreaking, salvage, and dive operation capabilities.
The workboat is equipped with a DMW Telescopic Boom Marine crane; it also has specialized lighting and equipment for harbor security work. The workboat is powered by a single 405 HP Cummins QSK11 Tier II diesel engine and has a maximum speed of 10 knots.
Great Lakes Shipyard, a division of The Great Lakes Towing Company, operates a full-service shipyard specializing in new construction, repairs, and modifications of all types of workboats and barges. A major shipyard expansion project at its Cleveland location is currently underway and includes the addition of a new state-of-the-art 770-ton Marine Travelift - the largest on the Great Lakes, second largest in the Western Hemisphere, and the third largest in the world.
The Great Lakes Towing Company also operates the largest fleet of tugs on the Great Lakes serving 40 ports and has been in continuous business since 1899.
January 16, 2012