VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems) has announced the delivery of the 112 foot ATB Offshore Tug, Evening Star, for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. (Bouchard). This tug is similar to others built for Bouchard in previous years by Halter Marine.
Measuring 112 feet by 35 feet by 17 feet, the 4,000hp tug is classed by ABS as A1 Towing Vessel, Dual Mode, and is equipped with an Intercon Coupler System. Construction of the vessel began in June 2011 at VT Halter Marine’s Moss Point Marine facility in Escatawpa, Miss. Upon delivery, the Evening Star will enter into Bouchard’s fleet service in New York, N.Y.
“Bouchard Transportation Co, Inc. is pleased to have taken delivery of another well built VT Halter Marine tug boat. Bouchard enjoys a thirty year old relationship with Halter, who has continuously built vessels that meet and exceed Bouchard standards. The Evening Star will be pinned to the newly built B.No.250 and operate on the East Coast. Bouchard looks forward to future successful building programs with VT Halter Marine in the near future.” said Morton S. BOUCHARD III President/CEO, Bouchard Transportation
“VT Halter Marine is proud to deliver this quality-built ATB Offshore Tug to our long-standing and valued customer, Bouchard Transportation.” stated Bill SKINNER Chief Executive Officer, VT Halter Marine
VT Halter Marine, October 19, 2012