Named for long time Penn Maritime employee Hans Hagen, the CAPT. HAGEN is paired with the double-hulled ocean tank barge KEY WEST. Both were built at Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
The combination operates along the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts, moving heavy petroleum products. The tug's hull design was conceived to make it easier to build than har larger ATLANTIC II Class sisters, yet at 38' beam, the tug can handle as much as 8,000 BHP. Unlike her sisters, she does not have a full main deck deckhouse, but is instead a more traditional sheer deck boat with a full main deck deckhouse.
The tug, like all OT&BE designs, has a spill-proof fuel transfer system, exceptionally harge rudders for stellar manoeuvrability, and a special arrangement of tanks, structure and hull shape that allows the relatively small hull to have excellent stability characteristics, even in higher horsepowers. Sister tugs of the CAPT. HAGEN will be built for use with a group of LNG barges being designed by OT&BE, and another, longer 8,200 BHP variant of the design is being created for another Gulf operator.