rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

114-year-old Tug Being Restored After Sinking

(Photo: EBDG)

MarineLink

One of Puget Sound's oldest surviving wooden tugs is being restored after sinking in Hood Canal in the summer of 2017.

Built in 1906 by James Hall, the tugboat Parthia had a long-life servicing ships that called to Washington's Capital City, Olympia. Beyond working, she is also a five-time winner of the Olympia Harbor Days vintage tugboat races - a true icon of the city's waterfront.

After the vessel sank while under private ownership, several members of the Puget Sound Maritime and Olympia's South Sound Maritime Heritage Association (SSMHA) ensured the Parthia was salvaged and is now being restored to her original glory. After restoration, she will be permanently located on Olympia's waterfront as a historical maritime exhibit.

This past April, Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) traveled to the shipyard, where the vessel is undergoing repairs, to scan the exterior of the hull as well as sections of the vessel's interior. Engineers used a FARO laser scanner donated by Foss Maritime to create a "point cloud" of the hull's exterior. The data is used to create a 3D surface model in Rhino and a conventional 2D lines plan drawing for the owner. These models will aid in the restoration of the Parthia.

3D scanning is a valuable tool used to gather data with ultimate accuracy. Scanning a vessel is a quick process that delivers a wealth of knowledge and provides our engineers the ability to evaluate data and solve problems more precisely. The result is an effective visual communication tool that vessel owners, operators and shipyards can use to make better, more informed decisions.

EBDG says it has found this to be especially helpful during the coronavirus pandemic. One engineer can conduct a 3D scan while following social distancing guidelines. The finished product can then be shared digitally and accessed by many. This eliminates the need for an outsider to board a vessel.

Jul 6, 2020

 

Ship Repair & Conversion

Heddle Shipyards Hires Newcombe as Chief Strategy Officer

Jared Newcombe (Photo: Heddle Shipyards)

Heddle Shipyards, the largest Canadian ship repair company on the Great Lakes, said it has hired

Wolfson Takes the Helm at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Captain Dianna Wolfson took the helm January 15 as the 110th commander of Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) and first female leader in its 253-year history. (Photo: Shelby West / Norfolk Naval Shipyard)

Captain Dianna Wolfson took the helm Friday as the 110th commander of Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Fuel, Propulsion, Emissions & the Decision to Scrap or Refit

BW LPG – the world’s leading owner and operator of LPG vessels – will retrofit another three MAN B&W 6G60ME-C9.2 type engines to MAN B&W 6G60ME-C9.5-LGIP dual-fuel types, capable of operating on fuel oil and LPG.
Photo: MAN ES

When the maritime history books are written, 2020 will be viewed as a year of pivots

Workboats

New Tug Delivered to Svitzer Australia

Svitzer North (Photo: bert Allan Ltd.)

Svitzer Australia recently took delivery of a new RAstar 3000-W series ASD tug, Svitzer North

Seaspan Cavalier Repower: Long Life, Big Hours

(Photo: Alan Haig-Brown)

“We got 59,115 hours on those engines, without ever removing a head,” says Seaspan International’s

Digital Twins: Rivers, Oceans, Harbors Recreated

(Photo: Seamens’ Church Institute)

In 2001, George Burkley, a maritime educator, wrote a look-ahead article for Maritime Reporter and

Maritime Apps