Explorer 40 Workboat Delivered to USACE Pittsburg District

A Silver Ships Explorer 40 workboat was recently delivered to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Pittsburg District for use on the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers. The 40-foot workboat will support USACE Pittsburg District’s mission of improving navigable waterways and water infrastructure. The Explorer 40 series workboat will be used to support maintenance efforts of navigation locks and dams as well as buoy tendering operations.

The USACE Pittsburg District, also known as the Headwaters District, is one of seven districts that monitor the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division. Responsible for more than 328 miles of waterways including areas such as western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio, western Maryland and southwestern New York. Pittsburgh District’s navigation system includes 23 locks and dams on the 16 multi-purpose flood damage reduction reservoirs, 42 local flood damage projects and more.

The custom-designed 40-foot vessel is powered by Twin 350HP Suzuki outboard motors that give the vessel enhanced maneuvering capabilities for working in tight spaces.  This workboat operates with features such as a walkaround cabin, Furuno navigation and radar systems, Westerbeke 20KW generator, Maxilift cranes with 2,000-pound capacity at 5-foot range and an A-Frame with 3,000-pound lift capacity.

This delivery is the first of three Explorer 40 series workboats ordered by USACE Pittsburg District. Silver Ships is proud to deliver high-quality custom vessels across the United States, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburg District.

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