Laborde Repower Provides Long Tug Endurance
Smith Maritime depends on Laborde. For its third repower with Smith, Laborde supplied three Mitsubishi S12R-Y2MPTK Tier II engines rated at 5,000 hp for the tug Rhea. For its maiden voyage, Rhea towed a huge piece of oil-field equipment for seven weeks. Rhea is a small, powerful, agile, sea-going tug capable of withstanding the rigors of any service in all weather conditions.
(As published in the June 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)