Karen Andrie {2}

Sarah Hays – Karen Andrie {2}

1965-Present

Articulated Tugboat, JAK Coupler; Paired with Barge Endeavour

Karen Andrie / Endeavour on Lake St. Clair, July 10, 2016. Photo by Isaac Pennock

Specs

Build Information

Year Built: 1965

Builder: Gulfport Shipbuilding, Port Arthur, TX

Hull #597

Registry: US 297527

IMO #6520454

Laid Down: —

Launch Date: 1965

Commissioned: 1965

Paired Barges:

Construction

Sarah Hays was constructed in 1965 by Gulfport Shipbuilding of Port Arthur, Texas, as a conventional push tugboat for Gulfcoast Transit. She was designed by naval architect Joe Hack. Sarah Hays is a larger version of her near sister Katherine Clewis, now her fleetmate Rebecca Lynn.

She was modified in 2009 to push the tank barge Endeavour.

Modifications

  • Repowered, Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, 2009.
  • New upper pilothouse, Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, 2009.
  • Fitted with JAK-400 ATB coupler, Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, 2009.

General Stats

Length Overall [Combined Tug & Barge]: —

Length Overall [Tug]: 120′

Breadth: 31’06”

Depth: 16′

Vessel Type: Articulated Tugboat

Propellers: 2

Rudders: 2


Engineering Equipment

Original

Engine

Engine Type: Diesel Engines

Engine Manufacturer: General Motors Electro Motive Division, Chicago, IL

Engine Model: 16-645-E6

Number of Engines: 2

Rated HP: 3600 BHP


Repower – 2009

Engine Type: Diesel Engines

Engine Manufacturer: General Motors Electro Motive Division, Chicago, IL

Engine Model: 8-710G7C

Number of Engines: 2

Rated HP: 4,000 BHP


History

Lineage

Sarah Hays – 1965-1993

Owner: Gulfcoast Transit, Tampa, FL [Tampa Electric]

Operator: Gulfcoast Transit

Flag: United States

Home Port: Tampa, FL


Karen Andrie {2} – 1993-Present]

Owner: Andrie, Inc., Muskegon, MI

Operator: Andrie, Inc.

Flag: United States

Home Port: Cleveland, OH


Her Story

Karen Andrie was constructed in 1965 by Gulfport Shipbuilding of Port Arthur, Texas, as the push tugboat Sarah Hays for Gulfcoast Transit of Tampa, Florida. She was primarily engaged in pushing barges loaded with coal for Tampa area power plants.

In 1993, Sarah Hays was sold to Andrie, Inc., of Muskegon, Michigan, and renamed Karen Andrie {2}. She was paired with the tank barge A-410, supplying ports around the Great Lakes with asphalt and petroleum products.

In early 2009, Karen Andrie was taken to Great Lakes shipyard in Cleveland, Ohio, for an extensive refit and modifications prior to being paired with a new barge under construction for Andrie. While at the shipyard, the large tug was repowered and had a new upper pilothouse and JAK articulated tug-barge coupling system installed onboard. The project was complete by April 2009, and in June she departed Toledo, Ohio, after drydocking, to Les Escoumins, Quebec, to be paired with her new barge, Endeavour. The pair entered service on June 6, 2009, departing Montreal on their maiden voyage together.

Karen Andrie / Endeavour continue to serve the petroleum and asphalt trades under the Andrie flag, visiting ports all across the Great Lakes.


Compiled By Brendan Falkowski

Updated on January 27, 2021


Gallery


Sources

Pennock, Isaac. “Karen Andrie”. Great Lakes Tugs & Workboats. N.d. Accessed 27 January 2021. <https://gltugs.wordpress.com/karen-andrie/>

Thomas, Birk. “Karen Andrie”. Tugboat Information. N.d. Accessed 27 January 2021. <http://tugboatinformation.com/tug.cfm?id=1420>