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Roderick McAllister & McAllister Responder - IMO 6801743

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Photographer:Matt Ruscher [View profile]Title:Roderick McAllister & McAllister ResponderAdded:Sep 05, 2006
Photo Category: Tugs
- are both seen docked at Providence Steamboat for supplies,8-27-06,sterns. Even though they are sisters, both of the former Exxon fleet, they differ now quite a bit by the stern. McAllister Responder is now a pollution control tug, and was only in town for a few days to perform the move. Roderick though, was here for four weeks due to her role primarily being a harbor assist tug in Charleston, South Carolina.
Vessel Identification
Name:Mcallister Responder
Former name(s):
- Exxon Empire State (Until 2006 Feb)
- Empire State (Until 1973)
- Esso Empire State (Until 1967 Jan)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:197 tons
Length:34 m
Beam:10 m
Draught:0 m

Additional Information
Build year:1967
AIS Information
Last known position:
39°53’45.83” N, 75°11’48.01” W
Speed, course:
0kts, 208°
Arrival:30th Nov -0001
00:00:00 UTC
Last update:
12 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)
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Photo Comments (3)

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KB_Tugs on Sep 09, 2006 05:41 (12 years ago)
The thing on the Responder's (ex-Empire State, owned by Conoco-Philips; ex-Exxon Empire State) stern is an oil containment boom. At some point in their lives, all three boats had booms. I assume McAllister removed them from the Charles D. McAllister (ex-S/R Bayou State) and the Roderick McAllister (ex-Delaware Valley, I believe) when they bought them, as is evidenced by the welds, and cut stantions on their sterns. The reason the boom is still there is due to an agreement with the Bayway (N.J.) Refining Company that she be able to respond to any spills or other emergencies at the refinery, as well as McAllister hoping to make her into an oil response vessel.

Kent, Mammmoet lifted the bridge up from the pier where it was built, set it in place on the comtainers which are up on top of a total of 17 self-propelled trailers (with a total of 1088 wheels). They then moved it across the pier onto the two barges, Chesapeake Trader and Atlantic Trader, which they had basically turned into a giant catamaran. When the bridge was in place, they then deballasted the barges as the tide went out, lowering the bridge into place. It was quite an awesome event to witness and be a part of. Look for it on the History Channel's "Mega Movers" sometime in the next 4-5 months.
Kent Malo on Sep 05, 2006 16:37 (12 years ago)
Great photo Matt.What is the Mammoet banner doing on that bridge structure, is a movement of some sort?, I know Mammoet do a lot of heavy work of that nature.
Nate on Sep 05, 2006 14:44 (12 years ago)
Great stern photo you have here, Ive always wondered what that thing was on the stern of Responder. I thought it was some kind of fishing tugboat.
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