The new Atlantic V class tugs are to be a group of three 8,000 HP AT/B tugs to be built by Bender Shipbuilding.
The initial boats of the class will work with existing 200,000 bbl barges being double-skinned by Tampa Shipbuilding. The tug represents a modification of the highly successful ATLANTIC III class tugs. Designed with added power and high-efficiency Kort nozzles and triple rudders, this vessel was lengthened 16 feet over the parent design. She is fitted with an Intercon connection system, and is fully SOLAS certified.