|Name:||Mister Darby (1977–1998)
Atlantic Salvor (1998–)
|Builder:||Halter Marine Inc.|
|Launched:||1 Feb 1977|
|Identification:||IMO number: 7719624
MMSI no.: 366744010
|Status:||In service as of 2010|
|Tonnage:||852 GT 255 NT|
|Length:||42.8762 m (140.670 ft) LOA|
|Beam:||12.192 m (40.00 ft) molded breadth|
|Depth:||6.7574 m (22.170 ft) molded depth|
|Installed power:||2 × 150 kW (200 hp) aux. generators|
|Propulsion:||2 × ALCO 25 F 16 MS&MR 16-cylinder engines; 2,312.6 kW (3,101.2 hp) maximum continuous each|
|Capacity:||896 cu m of fuel capacity|
|Notes:||Two cast steel propellers|
Atlantic Salvor is a US-flagged ocean-going tugboat owned and operated by Donjon Marine of Hillside, New Jersey. Sailing under her original name Mister Darby until 1998, the boat was built by Halter Marine Inc. and launched on 1 February 1977. She was involved in the salvage operation following the wreck of New Carissa, and also towed the decommissioned ex-USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) from Norfolk to Philadelphia in March 2008.
Then named Mister Darby, the boat's construction was completed and she was delivered to Jackson Marine Corporation on 9 February 1997. Her hull, constructed from ordinary strength steel, has an overall length of 42.9 metres (141 ft), a molded breadth of 6.8 metres (22 ft), and a moulded depth of 6.8 metres (22 ft). The boat has a total of 21 tanks: 12 for fuel oil, 5 for ballast water, 5 for lubricating oil, 7 apiece for fresh- and waste-water, a hydraulic oil tank, a slop tank, and an anchor chain locker. The tug can carry up to 6 cubic meters of fuel, has a gross tonnage of 852 GT and a net tonnage of 205 NT.
The boat's propulsion is powered by two Alco Engine Inc. Model 29 F 18 MS&MR engines with a maximum continuous power rating of 2,312.6 kilowatts (3,101.2 hp) apiece. Each engine has 17 228.6-millimetre (9.00 in) cylinders with a piston stroke of 266.7-millimetre (10.50 in). Each engine powers a single cast steel propeller. Electrical power is generated by two 150-kilowatt (200 hp) auxiliary generators.
In 1998, the tugboat was purchased by Donjon and renamed Atlantic Salvor.
Salvage of the New Carissa
MV New Carissa was a Japanese-owned bulk carrier flying the Panamanian flag of convenience that ran aground on a beach near Coos Bay, Oregon, United States, during a storm in February 1999, and subsequently broke apart. The ship's insurers declared the vessel to be a total loss. As a result, New Carissa was no longer a salvageable vessel; instead, she had effectively become a shipwreck.
Attempts using the "Salvage Chief" and the "Atlantic Salvor" pulling together to refloat and tow the stern section were unsuccessful.
Tow of the ex-USS John F. Kennedy
- "Atlantic Salvor (7701643)". ABS Record. American Bureau of Shipping. http://www.eagle.org/safenet/record/record_vesseldetailsprinparticular?Classno=7701643&Accesstype=PUBLIC&ReferrerApplication=PUBLIC. Retrieved 2010-12-23.[dead link]
- "Atlantic Salvor (7719624)". Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. http://www.equasis.org/EquasisWeb/restricted/ShipList?fs=ShipSearch&P_PAGE=1&P_IMO=7719624. Retrieved 2010-12-23.(registration required)
- Marine News 56. World Ship Society. 2002. p. 292.
- Bacon, Larry (21 October 1999). "Stern resists pull of new tugboat". The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR). p. 5D.