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Pushboats,Tugs & Assist Vessels

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Hines Furlong Line

By Eric Haun ines Furlong Line currently has a trio of identical vessels on the market are decades old, and not many have 6,000-horsepower towboats on order at C&C been ordered in the last 30 years.”

H Marine & Repair in Belle Chasse, La. In addition, “My age and desire for HFL vessels to ply

The timing is right to order the high-power newbuilds, the inland waterways for many years to come also drove said Kent Furlong, president and founder of Hines Fur- the decision,” Furlong said. “These high horsepower boats, long Line (HFL), citing the long-term implications of if designed and built right, and properly maintained over

Subchapter M and the industry’s aging higher horsepower their life, are 75+ year assets.” line haul ? eet as key drivers behind the decision. “Many But the main driver to order the vessels now, Furlong of the high-horsepower vessels in the HFL ? eet are among said, has to do with engine tier ratings.

the oldest,” he said. “And many of the 6,000-horsepower The CT Marine-designed HFL 6000 newbuilds each fea-

Credit: CT Marine

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