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Gladding-Hearn Delivers New Pilot Boat to Delaware Pilots 500-1-A gear boxes. Each engine has a two-circuit Fern- strum keel-cooling system recessed into extra heavy bot- tom plating for operation in ice. The engines turn 5-blade

NiBrAl propellers. Volvo Penta’s EVC system is mounted at the control stations in the wheelhouse and at the tran- som. The vessel is ? tted with a Humphree Interceptor automatic trim optimization system. The wheelhouse

The Delaware pilots association has taken delivery of its is out? tted with ? ve Stidd seats and a three-zone, diesel- third pilot boat of the Chesapeake Class from Gladding- ? red Espar Hydronic 35 heater for the cabin, main deck,

Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. The delivery and handrails. The forward wheelhouse windows feature marks the 15th pilot boat of this class built by the Som- ¾-inch electrically-heated laminated glass for de-icing. In- erset, Mass., shipyard, since its introduction in 2002. De- terior sound levels are approximately 78 dba. At the tran- signed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, the all-alumi- som is a winch-operated rotating davit over a recessed plat- num pilot boat is powered by twin Volvo Penta D16 diesel form for pilot rescue operation. The Delaware pilots chose engines, each delivering 651 Bhp at 1800 rpm, with ZF an unpainted launch to reduce maintenance costs.

The J.P. Virden at a Glance …

Vessel length: 52.6 feet Vessel draft: 4.8 feet Propellers: (2) NiBrAl

Vessel beam: 17 feet Speed: 25 KT Keel coolers: Fernstrum

Vessel depth: 8.5 feet Gears: (2) ZF500-1-A Hull Type: Deep-V monohull

North America’s First LNG Bunker Barge Set for Launch

North America’s ? rst LNG bunker barge will be launched this month, Clean Marine Energy LLC (CME) announced in December. The 2,200 m3 barge hull construction is near complete and abrasive blasting and painting is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks. The LNG Mark III Flex cargo containment system, designed by Gaztransport &

Technigaz (GTT), is scheduled to be installed immediately following the February launch. The Bristol Harbor Group designed and ABS classed vessel will be out? tted with the ci? cally designed for this vessel’s LNG bunkering applica-

Conrad’s custom fabricated 20m bunker mast under GTT tion to deliver the coldest LNG to the end user. The barge license which will enable the barge to service a wide variety will be delivered to Jacksonville, FL in the 3rd Quarter of of vessels. The barge will also be equipped with six DH In- 2016 to service TOTE’s newbuild “Marlin class” container dustries StirLNG-4 cryocoolers capable of handling 125% vessels and other LNG-powered vessels in and around the of the B.O.G. in addition to the many other systems spe- Port of Jacksonville and the Southeast.

Crosby Expands with Modern Dredging Equipment

Crosby Dredging LLC is a fairly new company, look- ing to expand further into the dredging markets. The ? rm owns four bucket dredges and four hydraulic dredges. No- tably, two of the hydraulic dredges – 18 and 20 foot re- spectively – were recently built by Ellicott Dredges LLC.

The dredges are supported by Crosby Tugs LLC vessels.

Beyond this, Crosby intends to build new dredges with

Ellicott Dredges LLC, as well as looking to purchase exist- ing equipment in the industry.

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