M / V Gulf W h a l e Christened At Q u a l i t y Equipment Y a r d For O p e r a t i o n By Seven Seas T o w i n g

The M/V Gulf Whale, a twin-screw 4,200- hp tug, was christened recently at the yard of her builder, Quality Equipment, Inc., in Houma, La.

The tug is owned by Bayou Marine Corporation and operated by Seven Seas Towing, Inc.

The vessel was christened by Mrs. Virgie Rome Broussard, daughter of Maurice Rome major stockholder in Bayou Marine. Bayou Marine Corporation is the major stockholder in Seven Seas Towing.

The 115-foot by 32-foot by 16-foot vessel is powered by twin General Motors Electro- Motive Division diesels. She is also equipped with 108-inch by 108-inch stainless steel four-blade propellers in Kort nozzles; an International model 191 double drum winch; and her electronic equipment consists of VHF, FM, and SSB radios; two Decca D-110 radars; Raytheon DE-750 Fathometer, and a Sperry SR-130 gyrocompass with autopilot.

The Gulf Whale is classed by the American Bureau of Shipping as an all-oceans tug, and was certified to have a bollard pull of 100,000 pounds.

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