J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc. Delivers 126-Foot Tug To Louisiana Tugs Company

The 126-foot tug Lamco VI was recently completed at the J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., New Iberia, La., Shipyard and commissioned into the fleet of the Louisiana Tugs Company.

The Lamco VI has the capability of operating virtually anywhere in the world. At 126 feet by 34 feet by 16 feet, she has the size and stability to function efficiently in heavy seas. Her two 114-inch-diameter four-bladed stainless-steel propellers operating in Kort nozzles are powered by two EMD 16645 E6A diesel engines with five-to-one reversing reduction gears.

The tug is fully air-conditioned and heated, with modern galley and quarters designed to accommodate a crew of 10.

Lamco VI has a double drum towing winch with a capacity of 2,200 feet of 2-inch wire rope per drum, giving her the versatility to perform towing and anchor handling assignments. She also boasts a full complement of sophisticated electronic and navigational equipment expected on an oceangoing tug — including two radars, a Loran system, single-sideband radios and automatic direction finders.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 16,  Sep 1978

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