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Delta Western adds tug to marine fleet

Posted: June 5, 2011 - 7:44pm  |  Updated: June 5, 2011 - 7:47pm

Delta Western has announced the addition of a new shallow draft tug to its marine fuel fleet for western Alaska waters.

The Capt. Frank Moody is designed for multi-mission purposes in Alaska’s western waters, particularly those of shallow water displacement for barge pushing mode. It can concurrently perform conventional stern towing. It accommodates eight.

“Beginning this 2011 season, the addition of the Capt. Frank Moody shallow draft tugboat to our marine fleet will allow us to better serve our customers throughout the coastal and river regions of Western Alaska,” said Delta Western President Amy Humphreys in a press release. “We are committed to transporting and delivering fuel safely and efficiently and I believe our continued investment in our marine infrastructure demonstrates this commitment. The Foss team performed exceptionally throughout the entire project and we are extremely pleased with the outcome.”

Vice president of operations Mike O’Shea said the tug is not scheduled for voyages in the Southeast, only western Alaska.

BMT Floss Technology provided the basic design and developed the final product with Floss’s Technical Service Team. Fabrication and outfitting was completed by Floss Shipyard in Rainer, Ore.

• Contact reporter Jonathan Grass at 523-2276 or at jonathan.grass@juneauempire.com.

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