Young Brothers’ New Tugs Taking Shape

Kapena Jack Young

The first of four new ocean going tugs being built for Foss Maritime Hawaii-based subsidiary Young Brothers Ltd., was moved on dollies, in the photo at right, to a launching barge on Nov. 20 and was floated nine days later at Conrad Shipyard in Louisiana. The Kapena Jack Young, named for one of the company founders, and its sisters are to be 123 feet long and are expected to have 80 metric tons of bollard pull.

The Jack Young is scheduled for delivery in May of this year, and its sisters, now in various stages of construction are slated to be completed between next July and March 2019. Young Brothers barges all manner of freight between Honolulu and the neighbor islands.