JMS-Designed Dry Dock Launches New Reinauer Tug at Senesco Marine
JMS Naval Architects designed a 2,500 Long Ton Floating Dry Dock for Senesco Marine. On Friday, the ATB tug GRACIE M. REINAUER was transferred to the new dry dock in preparation for the new tug’s launch later this week. The new ATB tug was built at Senesco Marine in North Kingstown, RI for Reinauer Transportation Companies (RTC). The dry dock was built by Senesco last year and this is the first new-build vessel to be launched from the dry dock. The dry dock is 200 feet x 80 feet and is capable of docking vessels up to 2,500 LT. The dry dock will be utilized by Senesco’s new vessel construction facilities and also by their repair yard facilities. JMS designed the dry dock with an opening in each wing wall at midships to allow easier access to the dock and to reduce steel used in its construction. Five ballast tanks are provided on each side as well as centerline tanks that will be used for ballast and wash water containment. JMS also designed a set of modular, removable aprons to increase the working deck space while still allowing the dock to be used for land transfer and ship launching. The new ATB tug will be mated to the 100,000 bbl tank barge RTC 109 built by Senesco and launched last week using their other dry dock LESLIE G.