The US Navy has ordered more deck machinery for its latest towing and rescue vessels to assist in salvage operations
Gulf Island Shipyards is building the towing, salvage and rescue ships (T-ATS) for US Naval Sea Systems Command.
Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor has secured orders to provide deck handling equipment for at least five of these vessels.
The latest order was for the fourth and fifth shipsets for the T-ATS class ships and was booked into Cargotec’s Q2 order intake for delivery in Q4 2021 and Q1 2022.
Scope of supply includes the deck machinery, towing winch, traction winch, shark jaws, towing pins/pop-up pins, stern roller, offshore crane and other accessories.
The US Navy intends to deploy T-ATS vessels for worldwide naval service including ocean towing, supporting salvage operations and submarine rescue missions.
“This new order further confirms MacGregor’s position as a trusted provider of solutions for naval logistic vessels, with equipment installed on a broad spectrum of ship types” said MacGregor head of offshore solutions division Leif Bystrøm.
Cargotec’s marine cargo and load handling systems are manufactured and supplied by brands MacGregor, Hatlapa, NMF, Porsgrunn, Pusnes, Rapp, Triplex and TTS.
US Navy also has Navy YT-808 class of tugs under construction at Dakota Creek Industries. These will have heavy duty hawser winches and render blocks supplied by JonRie InterTech.
The winches will have the capacity to spool 183 m of 18 cm hawser, a line pull of 9,070 kg, line speed of 53 m/min and a brake capacity of 136,077 kg. YT-808 tugs will also have a series 421 heavy duty capstan with a 45,360 kg of bollard capacity.
JonRie also won the contract to supply deck machinery for the US Navy YT-815-class tugs.
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