Hines Furlong Line Inc., Nashville, Tenn., has purchased the mv. AEP Legacy from AEP River Transportation, West Columbia, W.Va., and changed the name to the mv. HFL Mariner. The sale took place in February.
The twin-screw towboat, measuring 166 by 48 feet, was built by Gulf Island Fabrication LLC in 2011. It has a total of 6,000 hp. from EMD 12-710s. HFL placed the vessel into service in early April after overhauling the main engines and generators and repainting the vessel in the company’s distinctive style and colors.
“For the foreseeable future, she will be working on the Upper Miss and Ohio rivers,” said Kent Furlong, president, who added, “I selected the name HFL Mariner in hopes she will become a symbol of respect and honor for this company’s mariners who safely and professionally move our nation’s commodities 365 days per year.”
Caption for photo: The 6,000 hp. mv. HFL Mariner was formerly the AEP Legacy. (photo by Mike Hershler)