The Catug integrated tug/barge (ITB) unit uses a catamaran tug. The paper first discusses the advantages of the ITB unit in general, and describes the various types of linkage that have been tried or suggested. This is followed by a detailed description of the Seabulk Challenger, a Catug tug used in conjunction with a ST3901 barge. The principal particulars of this ITB unit are given. The barge, whose cargo- tank space is divided into 18 epoxy-coated tanks, has a bow thruster driven by a 920-bhp Diesel engine controlled from the bridge of the tug. The barge is also fitted with a small generator and air compressor, so that its hydraulically-operated deck machinery can be worked with the tug disintegrated. At sea, the power is supplied from the tug.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Fourth International Tug Convention, New Orleans.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Tug Convention (4th)

    New Orleans, LA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Stevens, J N
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM