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Dace Reinauer
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Ship Name Photographer Location
Dace Reinauer Birk Thomas New York Harbor and the Hudson River
IMO Number Ship Type Date Taken
8993368 Reinauer Transportation Companies February 23, 2008
  United States  
Anchored in the North River Anchorage with the barge RTC 81 - New York, NY

Built by Main Iron Works of Houma, La (hull #196) in 1968 for the Chotin Transportation Co. as the Scott Chotin Jr. She measures at 108(ft) long, 30(ft) wide and a 14(ft) draft. She is rated at 3,500 horsepower; when she was acquired by Reinauer Transportation Companies she was renamed the Dace Reinauer.

In 2007 - 2008, a JAK -400 coupler system was installed. This involved a large amount of steel in her bow to be replaced as well as the basic design of her bow was altered to accommodate the pins that would affix the tug to notch of her barge. The existing wheelhouses were removed and the tug was fitted with one aluminum wheelhouse with a 43(ft) height of eye. The towing machine was removed, her raised bow / 02 deck was extended aft 10 (ft) to add weight for stability, as well as create additional space below decks. To accommodate a third service generator and additional air compressor dedicated to her JAK coupler system. The work was performed at Feeney's Enterprise of Kingston, New York. The engineering of the refit was performed by JMS Naval Architects. The Dace Reinauer was married to the 80,000 bbl class barge RTC 81. The RTC 81 was the second in a series of four 80,000 BBL barges built for Reinauer at SENESCO Shipyard, the barges designed by the architecture firm of Guarino & Cox of Louisiana.
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Date July 6, 2022
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