Long Beach receives first of new tug boat fleet

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Tug Boat Traveling Thru the Long Beach Harbor beside the Port of Los Angeles with a container ship being loaded.

The Port of Long Beach has taken delivery of the first of four new ASD-90 tug boats from US shipping company Foss Maritime.

In a statement, Foss Maritime said the tug boat, called the ‘Jamie Ann’, has 6866 horsepower and a 90ST bollard pull, having been built to the most stringent emission standards.

“The Jamie Ann was built to satisfy the requirements of the State of California – requirements we believe will soon be required of the rest of the country and the world,” said Janic Trepanier, Foss Maritime Project Manager.

“Her innovative design offers greater operating efficiencies by producing lower emissions resulting in less maintenance down time.”

The Jamie Ann is the first of four ASD-90 tugs constructed at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, Washington. The rest of the fleet, the Sarah Averick, the Leisa Florence, and the Rachael Allen are due to deliver this year for service within the Saltchuk Marine family of companies.

“We are excited to see Jamie Ann arrive in her new homeport,” said Jason Childs, CEO of Saltchuk Marine. “Her addition to the Foss fleet demonstrates our continued commitment to our mariners, our customers, the environment, and the State of California.” 

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