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Ocean Cargo Tows

Open ocean towing and logistics involves deep water tows and transfer of personnel and cargo from point A to point B. We have traveled as far as Africa, across the Gulf of Mexico and through the Panama Canal, up and down the West Coast and West Coast mainland to Hawaii and Wake Island.

We do an annual run from Honolulu to Wake Island and the outer Pacific islands to tow barges with supplies and goods for the Islands. The goods come from the mainland and arrive in Honolulu, get re-arranged, and we tow a barge with the specific goods out to Wake Island and surrounding islands (Guam, America Samoa, Midway, etc.).

American Islander


American Islander


American Islander

American Islander Cargo Tows

Year Built:  1970 by Bender Marine (Complete rebuild 2002), Repower 2020

Dimensions: 100′ x 24′ x 12′

Deck Space: Clear Deck Space 1100 sq. ft. 55 Long Tons of Cargo

Main Propulsion: 2 Caterpillar C32 Tier 3, Combined 1600 HP

Generators: 40 Kw, 110/220 Volts, John Deere

Speed: 12 Knots

Fuel Capacity: 21,000 Gallons    086 Tons

Fuel Consumption: 50 GPH

Potable Water: 26,263 Gallons   100 Tons

After Station: Yes  

Jet/Fire Monitor: Jet/Fire Pump 6″ Deming Drive by Cummins QSB 6.7 Tier 3. 305 HP, 1-1/2″  Nozzle at 130 PSI.

Hydraulic “A” Frame: 15 Ton Articulating “A” Frame

Hydraulic Crane: 12 Ton Hydraulic Crane

Deck Winch: Hydraulic Single Drum w/Single Capstan.
Capacity: 1500′ of 1-3/8″ Wire Line Pull at 25 RPM 25,000 LBS at 12 1/2 RPM 50,000 LBS

Bow Winch: Hydraulic Single Drum w/Double Capstan 1300′ of 7/8″

Wire Electronics: Two (2) Radar, Single Side Band Radio, Two (2) VHF Radios, One (1) Private UHF Radio, Auto Pilot, GPS, 50 MHz Depth Sounder, SAT Phone

Accommodations: USCG certified for 27 passengers

Gross Tons: 98 Tons

Light Ship Tons: 177 Tons

Official Number: 529 318

Dwt (1/2 F&W): 281

Tons Area of Operations: Oceans, Coastwise, Lakes, Bays, and Sounds

Bollard Pull: 010 Tons