Mississippi Marine Towboat Delivers Harbor Boat To Union RR

Mississippi Marine Towboat Corporation, Greenville, Miss., recently delivered the M/V Sureboat to the Union Railroad Company, a division of U.S. Steel Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pa.

The custom-designed double chine harbor boat will be utilized for fleeting and shifter operations around Union Railroad's coal terminal.

The vessel is 65 feet by 22 feet by 8 feet and is powered by a pair of 12V-71 Detroit Diesel engines driving through Twin Disc MG-514 6:1 reverse reduction gears. Shafts are 5 inch diameter with Sturm hardcoated sleeves. The propellers are Kahlenberg 60- inch by 50-inch four-blade stainless steel.

Other equipment installed on the vessel consists of a pair of 3-71 Detroit Diesel engines driving 40-kw Delco generators which provide the entire electrical requirements of the vessel.

Also installed was a Coast Guard approved Kidde COL> automatic fire extinguishing system.

Other equipment includes two Nabrico 20-ton hydroelectric deck winches, a Kahlenberg D-2 air horn, an electric toilet, and two Carlisle and Finch 14-inch 1,000-watt incandescent searchlights.

After trial runs and acceptance by Union Railroad, the M/V Sureboat was delivered to Pittsburgh by Ohio Barge Lines, also a division of U.S. Steel.

The M/V Sureboat was built in Mississippi Marine's shipyard on Lake Ferguson in Greenville.

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