Bouchard Transportation Company Inc. announced that ATB tug mv. Evening Breeze was launched November 7 at VT Halter Marine Inc.’s Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard.
The launch of the mv. Evening Breeze marks a milestone achievement in Bouchard’s most recent expansion efforts, with the launch of sister ATB tug mv. Evening Stroll not far behind. Bouchard said that its “safety first” philosophy remains at the forefront of its operation and is powerfully supported through VT Halter Marine’s ability to help advance its fleet with the most innovative technologies.
Bouchard said that it is dedicated to offering a safe work environment for its crew and a reliable service to its customers, and will continue on its 100-year-old tradition of always building the finest and most advanced tugs and barges in the industry.
The mv. Evening Breeze is a 4,000 hp. twin-screw ATB tug classed by ABS as Maltese Cross, A1 Ocean Towing, Dual Mode ATB, Coast Guard Subchapter M, SOLAS, meeting U.S. EPA-Tier 4 requirements, and equipped with an Intercon Coupler System.
The ATB tug mv. 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.
Caption for photo: The ATB tug mv. Evening Breeze will be paired with the barge B. No. 252, which is currently under construction at Bollinger Shipyards. (Photo courtesy of Bouchard Transportation)