b'MEMBER NEWSMEMBER NEWS Elliott Bay Design GroupCreates a Compact Truckable TugE lliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a PVA member, has collaborated with a partner to design a compact yet mighty tugboat that can be transported by truck over the road. The truckable tug has an overall length of 25 - 10 , a beam of 14 - 6 and a draft of 3 - 4. This vessel design offers a tug that can be easily transportedtojobsiteswithenoughpower and maneuverability to perform push-assists. With 500 horsepower, the tug will produce a bollard pull over 12,500 pounds and has a still water range of 60 nautical miles pushing approximately 10,000 pounds at 4.1 knots. The design is available with either electric, hy-brid, or outboard propulsion options and can be further customized to fit a specific operation. This tug can be used in a fleet as an alternative to a traditional, larger vessel and offers flexibility unavailable in standard designs. This vessel can be operated with a one-person crew and does notrequirecompliancewithUnitedStates Coast Guard SubChapter M Regulations.MEMBER NEWSNCDOT Set to StartOcracoke Express Ferry ServicePHOTO COURTESTY ELLIOT BAY DESIGN GROUPT he passenger ferry Ocracoke Express has re- and a concession area. It will carry passengers onPassenger ferry service is a supplement to the ceived its USCG Certificate of Inspectionthe 70-minute trip between Hatteras, N.C., tovehicleferries,whichwillcontinuetotake andbegancarryingpassengerstoOcracokeSilver Lake Harbor in Ocracoke Village. people between Hatteras and the north end of Island for the North Carolina Department ofOcracoke Island.Transportation this month. The passenger ferry will make a summer day triptoOcracokeeasyandconvenient,saidThe vessel was christened May 16 in a formal The state-owned Ocracoke Express is a 92-footFerryDivisionDirectorHaroldThomas.celebration that also kicked off the N.C. Ferry catamaran-stylepassengerferryfeaturing96People can make reservations on the phone,Systems 75th Anniversary celebration.interior seats, an upper deck with 26 additionalonline or in person and know exactly what seats, two wheelchair tie-downs, 16 bicycle racks,time theyll be leaving and returning.FOGHORN 38'