New 75-Foot Marine Lubricants Supply Vessel

The Vicki Ann, a new marine lubricants supply vessel for Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., harbor service, has been placed in operation.

The boat owner is San Pedro Marine, Inc., San Pedro, Calif., Shell Oil Company marine distributor.

The vessel is listed at 95 dwt and has a capacity for 13,000 gallons of marine lubricants stored in 440-gallon aluminum bulk bins and 55-gallon drums carried on deck.

The vessel was sponsored by Mrs. Tom Jankovich Sr., mother of Tom Jankovich Jr., San Pedro Marine owner, and was named after the owner's daughter. It was launched with slings sus- pended on the hook of a 450-toncapacity barge crane. Builder was Refaat Bakhoum Welding of Gardena, Calif.

Mr. Jankovich said the Vicki Ann is the only lubricants supply vessel of its type operating in the Los Angeles, Long Beach area.

With an open deck and a forward pilothouse, the Vicki Ann resembles supply boats which service offshore drilling platforms.

The vessel has a 75-foot length, 25-foot beam and a draft of 7 feet.

It has twin screws and is powered by two 12V71T Detroit Diesel engines each designed for a continuous operation rated horsepower of 325 at 1,800 rpm. The Vicki Ann is designed for 9 knots and meets USCG standards.

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