Equitable Shipyards, Inc. Ships Last Two In Series Of Five 95-Foot Tugs To Indonesia

Equitable Shipyards, Inc., P.O. Box 8001, New Orleans, La. 70182, has shipped the last two new, 95-foot tugs in a series of five vessels to the Indonesian Government. The vessels were loaded onboard the Letitia Lykes Clipper Ship which departed the port of New Orleans en route to Singapore via Philadelphia, Pa., and will be offloaded in Singapore.

The Selat Bali and Selat Bangka have overall dimensions of 95 feet by 29 feet with 13-foot depth. The tugs were built to American Bureau of Shipping Class Maltese Cross A-l Towing Service, Maltese Cross AMS, with full ocean service, and have American Bureau of Shipping Load Line Assignments.

Each tug is powered by two Caterpillar D-398 Series B turbocharged after-cooled marine diesel engines with Caterpillar 7261 MG reverse reduction gears. Each engine has a continuous duty rating of 850 bhp at 1,225 revolutions per minute.

Equitable Shipyards, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas, a manufacturer of industrial, marine and structural products, operates two large shipbuilding facilities in the Greater New Orleans area. One of these is at Madisonville, La., where the five tugs for Indonesia were built, and the other is in New Orleans on the Industrial Canal.

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