Ship spotters, there’s a new tug on the harbor!
Marine Log: The 2,000 hp HMS Justice is the fifth vessel in this class and joins the New York fleet of two tugboats—HMS LIberty and St. Andrews—and four 29,396 bbl double-hull petroleum barges. HMS Justice will provide petroleum barge transportation services in New York Harbor.
Four of the vessels in this class—the Alamo, Fury, Silver and Stardust—are employed in the Harley Marine Gulf fleet. The vessels are each 75 feet in length, have a 29 foot 9 inch beam and a depth of 9 feet and 11 inches.
The vessel is equipped with two Tier II-compliant K38M Cummins engines producing 2,000 horsepower, two Cummins auxiliaries and Nabrico Hydro Electric DF-156-40-116-HEBK winches. Her design is well suited for the demands of harbor service with its “flanking rudder” technology.
Jonathan Mendes, interim General Manager of Harley Marine NY says, “The HMS Justice is a welcome addition to our growing New York operation. She will enhance our local business while servicing customers safely, reliably, efficiently and responsibly.”
Anyone have photos of her yet? Post your shots in the WHC flickr Photo Pool!
by Mai Armstrong for Working Harbor Committee,