Harley Marine Christens Earl W Redd

Earl W Redd (Photo: Harley Marine Services)

Posted by Eric Haun

Harley Marine Services christened its newest tractor tug Earl W
Redd, officially welcoming her to the fleet on Friday, February
10.

Built at Diversified Marine of Portland, Ore., the Earl W Redd
features twin Cat 3516 Tier 4 Final main engines that will each
produce 2,675 horsepower at 1,600 rpm. Each of the engines is
paired with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) after treatment
system that uses a urea-based solution to reduce NOx contained in
diesel exhaust down to nitrogen and water vapor. The main engines
will be paired with Rolls Royce US 255-P30-FP azimuth thrusters
delivering an expected bollard pull capability of 75 tons.

The christening ceremony was held at the Harley and Lela Franco
Maritime Center in Seattle. Harley Franco, Chairman and CEO
welcomed guests, explaining the company's vision in building the
cleanest, most environmentally efficient vessel in the world.

With Caterpillar's Tier 4 emissions technology, the
120-foot-long, 35-foot-wide tug will exceed the toughest marine
emission standards.

Joshua Berger from the Department of Commerce and Captain Linda
Sturgis from the U.S. Coast Guard attested to Harley Marine's
green initiatives and its commitment to operating a clean fleet.

Representing Caterpillar Marine, Brent Nelson thanked Harley
Marine for the continued partnership in developing and improving
the latest marine technologies. The first U.S. EPA Tier 4 vessel
contains the latest, state-of-the-art emission reduction
technology.

The Earl W Redd has a fuel capacity of 127,000 gallons and can
carry 6,534 gallons of water, 1,137 gallons of lube oil, 1,263
gallons of hydraulic oil and 8,200 gallons of diesel exhaust
urea. The vessel also features tow and bow winches by Markey and
fendering by Schuyler. The bow winch is specially designed for
ship handling and escort services. Auxiliary power comes from
John Deere 125kW generators.

Deacon Sam Basta from the Seattle Seafarers Center blessed the
vessel, asking for safety of the crew, fair winds and following
seas. Christened by Earl's son, Kurt Redd smashed the bottle of
champagne over the bow of the tug, which was preceded by a water
display from the Seattle Fire Department fireboat, Leschi. The
local Olympic Tug & Barge fleet welcomed the Earl W Redd with
a tug parade leading back to our home dock.

"The Earl is truly capable to answer any call, anywhere in the
world, she is ready for whatever comes her way," said Sven
Christensen, General Manager of Olympic Tug & Barge.

Mar 6, 2017

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