VT Halter Marine launches ATB Tug MV Evening Breeze
ATB tug M/V Evening Breeze was launched Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, at VT Halter Marine Inc.’s Pascagoula shipyard.
The launch of the M/V Evening Breeze marks a milestone achievement in our most recent expansion efforts; with the launch of sister ATB tug M/V Evening Stroll not far behind. Our SAFETY FIRST philosophy remains at the forefront of our operation, and is powerfully supported through VT Halter Marine, Inc.'s ability to help advance our fleet with the most innovative technologies.
We are dedicated to offering a safe work environment for our crew and a reliable service to our customers, and will continue on our 100 year old tradition of always building the finest and most advanced tugs and barges in the industry.
The M/V Evening Breeze is a 4,000hp twin screw ATB tug classed by ABS as Maltese Cross, A1 Ocean Towing, Dual Mode ATB, USCG Subchapter M, SOLAS, meeting U.S. EPA-Tier 4 requirements, and equipped with an Intercon Coupler System.
The ATB tug M/V Evening Breeze will be paired with the B. No. 252, which is currently under construction at Bollinger Shipyards. The B. No. 252 measures 317’6 feet by 70 feet by 28 feet, will have a 55,000 barrel capacity, and be used to transport liquid petroleum products throughout the Jones Act Market.
VT Halter Marine is the marine operations of VT Systems. Based in Pascagoula, Miss., it is a leader in the design and construction of medium-sized ships in the United States. VT Halter Marine designs, builds and repairs a wide variety of ocean-going vessels such as patrol vessels, oil recovery vessels, oil cargo vessels, ferries, logistic support vessels and survey vessels.
VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering.