Tradewinds Towing Expands Tug Fleet with the Leslie Foss

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New Orleans-based tugboat operator, TradeWinds Towing, announced today the addition of a third vessel to their fleet of tugs.

Currently owned by Foss Maritime, the 120-foot, 65,000 pound bollard pull ocean-going tug, Leslie Foss, will be bareboated for a period of six months before and then purchased at the end of the charter.

Leslie Foss is powered by a 3000 HP, EMD 12-645 E2 engine that drives a twin screw, open wheel propulsion system.  The vessel holds 96,000 gallons fuel and has a Double Drum Markey Towing winch.