Crowley Receives New Tug Delivery  

The Athena, a 77-foot tugboat, has been delivered to Crowley Maritime. Photo courtesy of Crowley.

Crowley recently welcomed its fourth and latest tugboat, Athena, a 77-foot work vessel that offers “the most bollard pull for a tug under 80 feet in the market” and runs on two Caterpillar Marine 3516 Tier IV-compliant engines. 

Built by Diversified Marine Inc. and chartered from Brusco Tug & Barge, Athena is expected to serve the Pacific Northwest from out of Puget Sound. 

 “We are pleased to have built another record-setting tug for Crowley’s fleet,” Diversified Marine Vice President of Business Development and Operations Frank Manning said. “Athena is going to be a head turner in the Puget Sound.” 

 The new tug has remote monitoring for more vessel efficiency and data interchange, according to Crowley. The new engines mean less greenhouse gas emissions while reaching a power output of almost 6,800 horsepower and 96 tons of bollard pull. 

 “We are proud to add another powerful vessel to our Tier IV fleet,” Crowley Shipping Vice President Paul Manzi said. “Joining sister Tier IV tugs Hercules and Apollo as well as our tug Valor, Athena further exemplifies Crowley’s commitment to sustainable performance for customers, advancing our progress to reduced emissions and a smaller carbon footprint.” 


By Karen Robes Meeks