The "Nachik" is a triple screw diesel powered towboat, outfitted for barge handling and ocean towing service. Its principal characteristics include:
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Press release from Crowley Maritime - "Crowley receives new Alaska tug Nachik"
May 9, 2009 - Christening in Seward, Alaska
Mar 30, 2009 - Sea Trials have begun.
Mar 3, 2009 - Getting close to sea trials.
Feb 25, 2009 - Just before final launch
Feb 22, 2009 - Crowley colors applied!
Feb 2009 - outfitting and in final stages.
Oct 2008 - Push knees and setting of house
Sept 2008 - Initial launch of completed Hull 20
Sept 2008 - Begin construction of Aluminum house
July 2008 - Finishing construction of the stern section.
July 2008 - Flying the midbody and bow to the drydock.
May 2008 - Construction of bow section of hull. Building both boats simultaneously.