On Friday, Jan. 27, the Maritime Journal published a review of Jensen’s most recent work, under the heading “Jensen is busy with new designs.” A summary of the article is below:
Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime Corp subsidiary, has been busy of late with in-house work on the new Ocean class for its parent company plus tug designs for Moran, and Caribbean TugZ .
The company has completed the design of three additional tugboats for the Moran Towing Corp, a New Canaan, tug and barge operator on the US East and Gulf Coasts. The additional vessels will bring Moran’s Jensen designed series of tugs to five. Construction of the new vessels is currently underway at the Washburn & Doughty Shipyard at East Boothbay, Maine and delivery is scheduled for the second and third quarters of 2012.
Jensen’s vice president Johan Sperling said, “Moran asked us to design three more of these tugs because they were so impressed with their maneuverability and compact power. We are pleased to continue our relationship with Moran and to contribute to their ship assist and escort fleet with more of these highly capable vessels.”
Jensen [also] has recently started work on the design of two 28.04m ASD tugs for Caribbean TugZ, an affiliate of Seacor Holdings Inc, for operation in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. The 50 ton bollard pull tugs are being specifically designed with environmental protection in mind. Double skin construction will isolate the oil tanks from the outer hull to reduce the chance of an oil spill in the event of an accident. This feature is neither standard nor mandatory, but was added to protect the environmentally sensitive areas where these vessels will operate.
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